The app, which runs as a “second screen experience” on the game pad, is personalised to each member of the household, with a separate set of recommendations and favourites for each profile. It connects not only to streaming services, but also also to a user’s TiVo and live TV. In addition to movies and television, it also promises features for sports fans.
Ideally, the Wii U then becomes a tool to connect all of a user’s TV and streaming services into one centralised location, and of course also features social tools like friend recommendations and (optional) connections to Twitter and Facebook.
Nintendo TVii charges no monthly fee and comes bundled with every Wii U.