Nintendo has announced that it will be releasing an update for the Wii U tomorrow (12/20) that will enable to highly anticipated Nintendo TVii feature. Nintendo TVii will allow users to use their GamePad like a universal remote, browse content from several providers, including cable channels.
Some cable companies have TVii apps for their shows and some sports teams have apps for their teams where like-minded individuals can socialize. Nintendo is hoping to make TVii the premier place to be since it will be an all-in-one type of feature. Nintendo will allow you to share your reactions to shows you are watching through your typical suspects of Twitter and Facebook, and you will also be able to post on Nintendo’s Miiverse as well.
The only setback so far is that Nintendo was not able to get a deal done with Time Warner or DirecTV to access the content that users record with their DVRs. The update that launches Thursday will not have this feature and Nintendo was not able to add access to Tivo or Netflix just yet. Netflix and Tivo are currently scheduled to release on Nintendo TVii in early 2013.