Wii U's Nintendo TVii coming to US in December

Video streaming service 'being considered' for Europe

Nintendo's Wii U video streaming service, Nintendo TVii will not arrive in time for the console's US launch this weekend, the company has confirmed.


Instead, the currently US-only service will arrive via an update in December.

According to the platform holder, the built-in Wii U service will let users find, watch and engage with TV content "in entirely new ways" when it launches.

Players will be able to use the Wii U GamePad to browse and search for programming from sources they're subscribed to including cable and satellite channels, video-on-demand services and recorded TiVo shows.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has said the company is currently considering bringing Nintendo TVii to Europe.

Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime believes Nintendo TVii will serve as a "better mousetrap" for consumers than existing online TV services.

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