Nintendo plans to shut down Wii U TVii
Nintendo has announced that the TVii service on the Wii U will be shutting down on August 11 after nearly three years of operation. The final straw that prompted Nintendo to shut down the service completely occurred when Nintendo of Europe failed to get the service working in the region. The service’s primary purpose was to provide owners of the Wii U an effective way to watch television on the console by granting them access to streaming video services, displaying television show options based on personal preferences, and utilizing DVR recordings. Although the idea behind the program seemed ambitious, it was easily beaten out by similar features on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. The news was delivered to Wii U owners via Miiverse and is is unknown if Nintendo plans to launch a revitalized service in the future.
Source: Junior College