New TVii feature allows users to doodle over live TV

Nintendo introduces "TV Tag" option for Wii U TV application; users can manipulate images with virtual paint brushes.

Nintendo has announced a new feature for the Wii U's TVii service that will allow users to doodle over live television.

The new "TV Tag" option makes use of a Doodle feature where users can draw or paint on their favorite moments from programming watched through the system.

Nintendo released a picture (at right) of the new feature, showing that users will have various brush sizes and colors to use, as well as a text editor to leave comments.

Nintendo TVii works with cable and satellite providers, as well as streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. Users must hold a subscription to these services to use Nintendo TVii, but no additional fees or equipment are required.

TVii viewers can use the GamePad to interact with others through commenting on specific live television moments and sharing those comments with others through Miiverse, Facebook, and Twitter.

Fore more on Nintendo TVii, check out a video demonstration below.

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Discussion

297 comments
meatz666
meatz666

That's, by far, the stupidest feature I've ever seen.

StompyChar
StompyChar

And I'm just sitting here, Waiting for TVii to be Activated in Europe.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

that a cool idea. and quite you its a gimmik crowd. if you people had your way companies would not try things because it would get call a gimmik all the time

02050muh
02050muh

good name, good name...go for it,nintendo. what's next? dvdii, ponyii, candyii, doucheii ?

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

It's not fun if you cannot upload on youtube with a "cease and desist"

Taveirinha
Taveirinha

What is Tvii? oh wait...i dont have that in Portugal!!!

baxwam
baxwam

Don't give two f$%#s. LET ME BACK UP MY SAVES ON THE WII U... Nintendo 

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Nintendo Australia suck!

We don't even have Wii U TVii yet!

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

For the people saying they will be able to put up all sorts of rude stuff uh sorry but Nintendo mods their services really well so no.

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

That is so cool :) but I hope this will work with my sports pack I got through Cogeco.  NFL, NBA, NHL and OHL sports pack ... think Rogers and some other company provide the games to us Cogeco subs.

jeremyc99999
jeremyc99999

This is exactly what they needed, the WiiU's will be flying off the shelves now.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Quick, guess how long before XB1 has an app for this.

Dictatroll
Dictatroll

TV is the new thing in consoles...

catsimboy
catsimboy

Maybe they should make it so the app isn't so damn slow before they add a doodling function, if they have to work on it at all, which they shouldn't.

masterninja9
masterninja9

*inb4"theydocraplikethisinsteadofmakinggames"* wait... well... shit.

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

"Nintendo has announced a new feature for the Wii U's TVii service that will allow users to doodle over live television." Wow that is a real stretch. I just tried this out and what you get are simple low res screen shots from an episode that you can doodle on the game pad. Nothing on your actual T.V. What a joke Nintendo. It's honestly one of the worse features I've seen on the Wii U. Simply terrible...

Alex4789123
Alex4789123

Nintendo just doesn't understand what the consumer wants. This might be fun for the first five minutes, but then your never going to use it again.

DiverseGamer
DiverseGamer

This is just a stupid gimmick. Nintendo loves stupid gimmicks.

I mean, it's probably great for kids. Nintendo loves kids.

sdoxas
sdoxas

Moustaches and penises ALL UP in my roomates's Law and Order.

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

This looks like a new cool idea for Sony and M$ to rip-off. 

danganronpas
danganronpas

Uh.. yay?


Not really a feature worth mentioning. Isn't gonna make me buy a WiiU.

A price drop that's actually more than $50 just might, though...

xwestsdeaznx
xwestsdeaznx

So many people are gonna just draw dongs everywhere

Talavaj
Talavaj

TVii, I didn't even have to read the rest of the article to know who came up with this magnificent naming invention.

dman123_1
dman123_1

This may actually be the best feature that any of the big 3 has come up with. Imagine the pics and possible gifs that will be created because of this.

Fursnake
Fursnake

This thing is going to need a seriously adaptable lewd imagery filter or just put a Mature Audience label on it already.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

I'm torn. Drawing badass 70s moustaches or Snake combat mullets on everything? I might compromise and do both.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

When I watch the news every news reporter is going to get a badass 70s moustache.

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

OMG the wiiU is saved!

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@DeViLzzz If they ban 70s moustaches and combat mullets then I will be furious at Nintendo

FAIL_RETURNETH
FAIL_RETURNETH

@DeViLzzz

Wow, you almost seem like a halfway decent person when you're not busy bashing the Xbox One.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

@jeremyc99999 Lol. Love the sarcasm. I've had a Wii U since the midnight launch. I have eight games. I haven't bought a game since Lego City in March or April. I can count the number of games I want that the Wii U has/will get before the end of the year on one hand. C'mon Nintendo, you better change something soon.

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

Nope. It's just screen shots on the game pad, nothing on your T.V. It is one of the worst features I've seen on the Wii U.

19James89
19James89

@Class_Act998675 Well they rip off Nintendo constantly, so why not this unique feature followed by their own gamepad?

CallMeDuraSouka
CallMeDuraSouka

Apple is just as if not more foolish....hard to take either fan base seriously

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

? I've owned every Nintendo console to date so I'm a little confused by the response. Do you own a Wii U? Have you tried this god awful feature?