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Wii U: new Firmware update available (Ver. 5.5.0)

After over 6 months of wait, Nintendo finally released a new Firmware update for the Wii U a couple of months ago (the first one since December 2014). Unfortunately, there was no major feature included, and the “biggest” changes were the removal of the Nintendo TVii icon for Europe and an improved web browser.

And it looks like this time around, we didn’t have to wait over 6 months for the next update (only two!), since a new one was released just a few minutes ago. Here’s the complete “list” of changes for this new Firmware (which requires 111MB of free space to download), which doesn’t bring any new features:

Changes to the Wii U Menu and HOME Menu:

  • The Nintendo TVii icon has been removed from the Wii U Menu and HOME Menu. For more information regarding the end of this service, click here. [North America-only]

Improvements to system stability and usability:

  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

If you want to update your Wii U, you have two options:

– let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated; you should have the latest Firmware version the next time you turn it on.
– go the System Settings, and launch the update process manually if you haven’t (or if the download hasn’t triggered automatically).

With this update, Nintendo TVii is truly gone in two regions: it’s only available in Japan from now on, where the service is still going (at least, for the time being). Of course, this update doesn’t change anything regarding the TV Button on your Wii U, which always was a separate feature from Nintendo TVii.

Nintendo TViiSource: Nintendo


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