Nintendo Wii U's TVii Is Out Tomorrow—But with Some Major Missing Pieces

We've been waiting for the Wii U's cable box/television-controlling TVii features to make it since the system launched late last month. As of tomorrow, it'll finally be here. But without a few key components.

The big omission is DVR capabilities through TiVo. That's the only way to use the Wii U as a DVR, so it's still not all the way there as a multimedia center. The other missing piece is Netflix integration, though that's slightly less of a concern since the Wii U's had apps for it, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus since last month.

Nintendo Wii U's TVii Is Out Tomorrow—But with Some Major Missing Pieces

What is arriving, though, is the cable box functionality as a whole. The default TV remote feature is nice and effective for controlling your television's inputs, or volume, but the wheel-like control panel for TVii makes actually picking the channels much easier, along with other functions. There's also some social network stuff built in. We'll give you a full review once we've had some time to play with it. [Nintendo]