Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 20, 2012

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Just over a month after the Wii U launched in North America, Nintendo is finally adding one of the console’s most unique features in an update later today: TVii. TVii lets you look up your favorite shows or movies, add them to your list of favorites and discover new content – all through the GamePad controller. Once you find what you want to watch, TVii will show you how you can watch an episode: through your existing cable or satellite channels (if you’ve connected it through your Wii U), Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Instant Video. When watching sports, you will see stats, scores and more on your GamePad. Whatever you’re watching, you’ll be able to control your TV’s volume, channels and more through your GamePad controller. While the update is lacking a few features it’ll eventually have – most notably DVR capabilities through TiVo and full Netflix integration – this update should bring Wii U owners back who might have drifted away in the last month.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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