The new Nintendo TVii service provides a social media outlet where users can communicate with others in the same context of technology and television. Together i.TV and Nintendo have transformed the original tablet Wii U game console into an interactive remote that will eternally alter the way we engage with our television.
I.TV is a mobile TV guide that was founded on the basis that television was ready to be reinvented, according to a recent interview with Brad Pelo, founder of and CEO of i.TV. With social media infiltrating every aspect of daily life, changing the way we engage and interact with others, i.TV and Nintendo developed a new service where users can combine all platforms of entertainment into a single remote control.
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TVii is a free service that can be downloaded onto the Wii U game console, which starts at $300. Nintendo’s TVii video demonstrates that from the simple tablet-like controller you can buy subscriptions to TV shows from Hulu (News - Alert) Plus, rent or buy movies from Amazon, use DVR to record your favorite episodes or watch television live - all with a quick swipe of your finger.
Families can create their own lists of their favorite shows and movies that can be separated and stored in the console. Sports lovers can watch the game while surfing the Internet for the history, statistics or schedules of the teams that are playing.
TV Tag, acts as a social media device designed specifically for each sports game, TV show or movie that you are watching. Instead of rambling on Twitter (News - Alert) or Facebook about a football game that not everybody will be interested in or understand, you are in a convo with people who are sharing the exact same interests (possibly at the exact same time).
As social media continues a crusade for our attention, it seems that even the television has to fight for the spotlight.
Edited by Brooke Neuman