Nintendo TVii, an interactive programme guide for the Wii U, will launch in Europe sometime next year, the company has announced.
Nintendo UK updated its site with information about the app over the weekend.
It will launch in "selected regions throughout Europe in 2013" and enable users to "find, watch and engage with TV shows and movies in entirely new ways".
The app brings together programming from regular TV channels, on-demand services and subscription options such as Netflix and Sky.
The Wii U GamePad can be used to navigate the content and display additional information.
You could look up live league tables during footy matches, for example, or scan Twitter for reactions during X Factor.