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Wii U System Update 5.5.0 U Removes Feature That Once Had Big Aspirations

by Dean James


The Wii U has been out for nearly three years now and in that time, we’ve gotten so many different updates, though most are relatively small and not publicized too much. That is exactly the case with the latest update 5.5.0 U for the Wii U, but this time we do see the removal of a feature that was once promoted as a major aspect of the console.

As per with most console updates, part of it involves improvements to the system’s stability, along with other minor changes that are “made to enhance the user experience.”

The feature being removed completely is one we knew was leaving for awhile, but now is completely gone after update 5.5.0. U. That feature is Nintendo TVii, which was suppose to be a big deal for the console as a way to bring television into the equation.

As we’ve seen over the last few years though, gamers do not much care for TV implementation in their gaming consoles, with Xbox One’s early focus on this being a big mistake and the Nintendo TVii feature never taking off on Wii U.

Personally, this feature just felt pretty useless as there was no way to actually stream anything, but rather just talk in a community while watching. This is something that a platform like Twitter already has locked down and TVii was basically outdated from the very start.

This update should come through automatically if you have your system connected to the internet, so just prepare to install it upon the next time you turn the Wii U on.

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