Nintendo drops TVii

Game console provider Nintendo is to drop its Nintendo TVii second screen app on August 11 after three years. The service was launched with the Wii U console in 2012 with a dedicated button on the device’s gamepad. TVii allowed uers to search through streaming video services and access a TV guide from the gamepad. […]

Nintendo scraps European TV plans

Nintendo has cancelled plans to launch its Nintendo TVii service in Europe, citing unexpected challenges in localising the offering for different markets.  Announcing its decision, Nintendo said it will continue to develop “a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy” but admitted it “did not anticipate such challenges” when it came to the rollout […]

Connected TV device ownership hits half a billion units

Global ownership of connected TV devices – including smart TVs, Blu-ray players, game consoles and digital media streamers – reached 500 million units in Q2 2014, according to StrategyAnalytics.  The research firm said that the half billion milestone marks a 34% increase compared to the same period in 2013, and a 7% rise quarter-over-quarter, with […]

Lovefilm launches new Wii app

Amazon-owned Lovefilm has launched a new Lovefilm Instant streaming service application on Nintendo’s Wii home console. Lovefilm said the arrival of the next-generation app on the console is the latest step in its rollout of the upgraded app to multiple platforms. New features include an improved search function and recommendation engine, optimised user interface, and […]

Hulu revamps TV, set-top apps

Hulu has revamped its Hulu Plus user experience for Samsung smart TVs, Blu-ray players and Roku set-top boxes, with the improvements to follow on Nintendo Wii consoles “soon”. The update includes a new search experience that Hulu says will make it simpler to find content, a new interface with larger artwork, a “tray-style format” that […]

Lovefilm makes Wii debut

Amazon-owned video streaming service Lovefilm has launched on the Nintendo Wii console in the UK. The subscription video service is now available to eight million Wii users in the UK and will be expanded to Nintendo’s new Wii U platform soon. Wii users can download the Lovefilm app from the Wii Shop Channel which can […]

Amazon strikes deal with Nintendo

Online retailer Amazon has struck a deal with Nintendo that will allow gamers to watch movies including The Avengers and TV series including Sons of Anarchy on the Wii U console. The deal will see Amazon’s Instant Video app available on the console, which means that more than 140,000 movies and TV episodes will be […]

Eurosport serves up 3D to Nintendo

Sports broadcaster Eurosport will today start delivering 3D video content to Nintendo 3DS gaming devices. Eurosport will offer a new set of short video clips from the WATTS magazine show in 3D each week. The free clips will be viewable via a dedicated Eurosport video player available from the Nintendo eShop. “The 3D clips from […]