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Yesterday, Nintendo announced the closure of the Nintendo TVii, a service that let users interact with content they watch on TV using the GamePad controller.

“After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending the service on August 11, 2015 at 3:00pm PT. At the same time, we will be closing the Nintendo TVii Miiverse community,” said Miiverse representative Sarah.

A system update will remove the TVii functions from the GamePad. “At 12:00pm PT on August 11, 2015, the Nintendo TVii service will no longer be accessible. Soon after, a system update will remove the Nintendo TVii icon from the Wii U Menu and the Wii U GamePad controller’s HOME Button Menu,” says a Nintendo support page.

The closure of this service will not affect other applications such as Netflix.

[Sources]: Miiverse / Sarah: After almost 3 years of finding, watching and engaging with Nintendo TVii, we will be ending the service on August 11, 2015; Nintendo: Nintendo TVii End of Service FAQ.

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