Nintendo TVii tries to succeed where Google TV has failed | TV and Home Theater - CNET Reviews (click for full article) Summary: The Wii U's TVii platform is an ambitious bid to offer control of your living room, with more in common with Google TV than the competing Xbox 360 or PS3. by Matthew Moskovciak September 13, 2012 1:57 PM PDT "As expected, Nintendo finally announced pricing and a release date for the upcoming Wii U, but the biggest surprise of the company's press conference was the announcement of TVii -- Nintendo's pitch to be the centerpiece of your home entertainment experience. It's no shock that Nintendo is integrating streaming-video services like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and YouTube into the Wii U, but TVii is a far more ambitious platform, capable of cross-platform search through both streaming-video services and live TV listings, providing complementary second-screen information on the GamePad screen, and controlling your DVR and other home theater components like a universal remote. That's a step further than even the Xbox 360's impressive TV efforts. In fact, the proper comparison for TVii isn't any of the streaming portals on the PS3 or Xbox 360 -- it's Google TV with products like the Vizio Co-Star and Sony NSZ-GS7. And while that may seem like an ominous analogy given Google TV's struggles, at first glance Nintendo's TVii seems like a much more accessible take on the same concept."