It isn’t just about the games anymore with a home console. Nintendo has realized this with the introduction of Nintendo TVii.
Before it’s official introduction, Reggie Fils-Aime mentioned how this is an area Nintendo hasn’t ventured into before, and they’re right. Sure, the Wii had Netflix, but its features were absolutely nothing like this.
Wii U users have the options to scan through their favorite shows and then watch them as they see fit: through Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, live TV, or their DVR. The console figures out your means of watching a program and presents the appropriate services to you.
Each individual user can personalize their Nintendo TVii experience, so the sports nut can set up a sports related profile, while the movie fan can set up and recommend their favorite movies for family and friends.
During the playing of shows, the GamePad offers interactivity that connects to social media, as well as the Mii-Verse. The interactivity stands out during their sports demonstration, bringing together feature we’d see from, say, ESPN GameCast, interactivity over social media, and feautres we’d normally see in a tablet.
It’s a great idea in theory that I’d be interested to see how it helps me, a non tablet owner, and my TV experience.
Best of all? It’s free with every Wii U purchase. Can’t argue with that logic.