Nintendo TVii to be cancelled on August 11th

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  1. loco365
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    After having TVii canned in Europe, it only seemed like it was a matter of time before it was removed in North America. Did anyone here actually use it though? Was it useful at all? Additionally, how long will it be before we get a system update to remove the TVii branding from the Home Menu? Can you take that a step further and perhaps expect a major system update to follow the TVii cancellation?
     
  2. WiiCube_2013

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    Wasn't TVii like an EPG or something? Doesn't really matter it's gonna go for good.

    So much for Nintendo trying to have a home console with media player options. There's like Netflix, Crunchyroll, YouTube, Google Earth and that Panorama View crap. At least with Netflix it works properly, so hopefully they won't fuck this up.
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    thank you for tuning in? did anyone actually use this?! :creep:
     
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    They already fucked up Netflix. There's no damn profile support on the Wii U version of Netflix. It's so damn bad that I have to use the Wii version in vWii. As for Nintendo TVii, it was a god idea but hardly advertised and very slow.
     
  5. SamAsh07

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    It never worked here anyways.
     
  6. HaloEffect17

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    From what I can recollect, in addition to it being a EPG, one feature is that you could watch an NFL game with your Gamepad in hand and see strategy stuff on it. In other words, it's a complete waste of time. Never used it.
     
  7. loco365
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    I wouldn't have minded the on-demand stats for baseball and basketball, and even NHL games, but what really sucked was that while the Wii U has support for my cable box, it can't control my TV even though the brand is in there. So I can't use it at all.
     
  8. Hells Malice

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    I've never once heard of or seen anything of this services existence until this thread.

    But I guess that's actually pretty common to only discover something because it died of unpopularity.
     
  9. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo is killing the Wii U one function at a time. more at 11.

    Talking more seriously. If they replace the TVii service with a media player things could go better.
     
  10. WiiCube_2013

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    Nintendo.. media player? lol not happening. They're stuck in the 90`s thinking they know what customers want.
     
  11. Clarky

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    I thought it was a cool idea enough, but executed extremely shittly. Under the rug with the thing then
     
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