A portion of the online services offered through the Wii console were discontinued on 28th June 2013. Certain online software functionality that utilises WiiConnect24 – for instance, message/data exchange – will no longer be available for this Channel.
The Internet Channel* will dramatically change the relationship between your home, the television and the Internet. After downloading the Opera browser for free in the Wii Shop Channel, you can surf the Internet from the comfort of your sofa.
*This Channel can only be accessed when the Wii console is connected to the Internet.
The Wii Internet Channel previously required 500 Wii Points. Starting later in October 2009, Nintendo will be offering a NES title from Virtual Console worth 500 Wii Points to those Wii owners who have already spent 500 Wii Points on the Wii Internet Channel.
Further details on claiming this Virtual Console title will be announced via the Wii Message Board and here on the official Nintendo of Europe website.
If you download the Internet Channel after 10 October 2007, several new features will be included. Please make sure to perform a Wii System update before you download the new version of the Internet Channel.
Click here to find out how to perform a Wii System Update.
New features included in the Internet Channel after 10 October 2007:
You can now use a USB keyboard with your Wii. Please note that some USB keyboards may not function correctly. Nintendo recommends the Classic Keyboard 200 from Logitech.
Next, a new function has been added to make searching easier. Highlight a keyword using the Wii Remote. The Search icon will appear in the Toolbar. Select this icon to begin your search via Google or Yahoo!.
You can also send the URL of the page you are currently viewing, or a bookmarked URL, directly to the Wii Message Board of a Wii Friend, together with a message. If you have received such a message via the Wii Message Board, you can launch the Internet Channel and jump straight to the page by clicking on the URL.
Finally, the maximum number of savable "Favourites" has climbed from 48 to 56.