The Wii U's TVii app didn't quite make it out in time for launch, but Nintendo is now making good on its earlier promise to get it out quickly The free app is now confirmed for a December 20, 2012 release in North America, a date referred to in most circles as "tomorrow."
TVii adds a second screen element to your channel-swapping experience, building on the Wii U GamePad's existing universal remote features. Users will be able to pair up the tablet controller with their cable service and any other content delivery service (a la Hulu Plus) as well as access secondary content such as movie info or sports stats. TVii also features built-in social hooks, alloing users to access Miiverse, Twitter, and the like.
The TVii app will be completely free to download when it launches tomorrow in the United States and Canada, supporting "cable and satellite providers in both regions as well as direct integration with Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus subscriptions in the United States," according to the press release. Netflix and TiVo support is expected to be added in early 2013 (again, in the U.S.).