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I wonder how long this software update will take? A month after launch, Nintendo is finally launching its TVii service, which lets customers access their TV guide from the GamePad controller. The TVii service is launching Dec. 20 in the U.S. and Canada, and will support various cable and satellite providers, as well as Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus. Integration with Netflix and TiVo have been delayed to early 2013. (Answer: Nintendo says it won’t take any time at all since it was included in the original software update and just has to be turned on.)
Amazon, which rolled out a video player for Apple’s iPad earlier this year, now has an app for the iPhone. Like the iPad app, the iPhone app will let users watch video they’ve rented or bought from Amazon’s store, but won’t let them purchase video directly.
The Nintendo Wii U launched on Sunday, despite missing a few promised features, like YouTube and Amazon Instant Video. Today, one of those apps, Hulu Plus, is going live on the device. Hulu Plus will allow Wii U owners to simultaneously watch TV on their big screen while looking up more information about the TV shows on the console’s tablet controller. The app also will allow shows to be watched on the controller while the TV is being used for something else. In her review of the console, AllThingsD’s Katie Boehret ran into some frustrations.