YouTube Channel[ edit ] The YouTube channel allows the user to view YouTube videos on the television screen and has the ability to sign into an existing YouTube account. The YouTube channel, which became available without warning, is currently only available in the North American and Australian versions of the Wii system, with the North American release on November 15, , only three days before the Wii U was released in North America. Google plans to gradually make the channel available on Wii in other countries besides the aforementioned regions.
Check Mii Out Channel[ edit ] Main article: It was first available on November 11, Users can post their own Miis in the Posting Plaza, or import other user-submitted Miis to their own personal Mii Parade. Each submitted Mii is assigned a digit entry number to aid in searching. In the Contests section, players can submit their own Miis to compete in contests to best fit a certain description e. Mario without his cap.
After the time period for sending a Mii has expired, the user has the choice of voting for three Miis featured on the judging panel, with ten random Miis being shown at a time. Once the judging period is over, the results of the contest may be viewed.
Participants in certain contests can add their user and submitted Mii to a photo with a background related to the contest theme. This picture can then be sent to the Wii Message Board. Check Mii Out Channel was shut down on June 28, Content is provided by Guide Plus.
The channel is said to be "very fun and Nintendo-esque". If an e-mail address or mobile phone number has been registered in the address book, the channel can send out an alert 30 minutes prior to the start of the selected program. The channel tracks the stamps of all Wii users and allows users to rate programs on a five-star scale. Additionally, when the channel is active the Wii Remote can be used to change the TV's volume and channel so that users can tune into their shows by way of the channel.
The user is also able to place their Mii on a business card. The completed design is then sent online to Fujifilm who print and deliver the completed product to the user.
The processing of individual photos is also available. It was planned to be available in Europe, Australia, and North America, but was shut down on June 28, The channel was developed in collaboration with Media Kobo and allowed users to view fortunes for up to six Miis across five categories: The channel also featured a compatibility test that compared two Miis, and it also gave out "lucky words" that had to be interpreted by the user.
The channel used Mii birthdate data, but users had to input a birth year whenever they were loaded onto the channel. Wii no Ma A video on-demand service channel was released in Japan on May 1, , it was planned to be released in North America. The channel is a joint venture between Nintendo and Japanese advertising agency Dentsu.
The channel's interface is built around a virtual living room, where up to 8 Miis can be registered and interact with each other. The virtual living room contains a TV which takes the viewer to the video list. Celebrity "concierge" Miis occasionally introduce special programming. Demae Channel[ edit ] A food delivery service channel was released in Japan on May 26, The channel offers a wide range of foods provided by different food delivery companies which can be ordered directly through the Wii channel.
A note is posted to the Wii Message Board containing what had been ordered and the total price. The food is then delivered to the address the Wii user has registered on the channel. It is only available in Japan. It was launched in Japan on November 27, ,  in North America on May 7, ,  and in Europe and Australia on May 30, ,  and was shut down on June 28, It allowed Wii users to watch videos such as interviews, trailers, commercials, and even download demos for the Nintendo DS.
In this capacity, the channel worked in a similar way to the DS Download Station. The channel provided games info pages and users could rate games that they had played. A search feature was also available to assist users in finding new games to try or buy. The channel had the ability to take the user directly into the Wii Shop Channel for buying the wanted game immediately. The Nintendo Channel is updated with different Nintendo DS demos and new videos every week; the actual day of the week varies across different international regions.
The update introduces a new interface and additional features, options, and statistics for users to view. However, the European version is missing some of these new additional features, such as options for choosing video quality. In addition, a weekly show known as Nintendo Week began airing exclusively on the North American edition of the channel, while another weekly show Nintendo TV, is available on the UK version of the channel. The channel can work without inserting the Mario Kart Wii disc into the console, but to compete in races and time trials the disc is required.
The use of the Mario Kart Channel allows for a number of options. A ranking option lets players see their best Time Trial scores for each track and compare their results to those of their friends and other players worldwide, represented by their Miis.
Players will have the option of racing against the random or selective ghosts, or improving their results gradually by taking on the ghosts of rivals, those with similar race times. Users have the option to submit these times for others around the world to view. Players can also manage and register friends using the channel and see if any of them are currently online.
Another feature of the channel are Tournaments, where Nintendo will, on a regular basis, invite players to challenges similar to the missions on Mario Kart DS. Players are also able to compare their competition rankings with other players. It allowed users to leave messages for friends, family members, or other users on a calendar-based message board.
Users could also use WiiConnect24 to trade messages and pictures with other Wii owners, conventional email accounts email pictures to console, but not pictures to email , and mobile phones through text messages.
Each Wii had an individual wii. Prior to trading messages, it was necessary to add and approve contacts in the address book, although the person added would not get a notification of the request. The service also alerted all users of incoming game-related information. Message Board was available for users to post messages that are available to other Wii users by usage of Wii Numbers with the now defunct WiiConnect In addition to writing text, players could also include images from an SD card in the body of messages, as well as attaching a Mii to the message.
Announcements of software updates and video game news were posted by Nintendo. The Message Board could be used for posting memos for oneself or for family members without going online. These messages could then be put on any day of the calendar. Users could join one of four rooms with no limit to the number of people in each room to chat with others online. Each user is represented by their own Mii , which lip-syncs to their words. In addition, users could also leave audio messages for other users by sending a message to their Wii Message Board.
Users could also share photo slide shows and comment on them. Since May 20, Public hotspots that use a captive portal can be accessed after login using the Nintendo DS Browser. Prior to the release of the Nintendo DSi , neither consoles nor games could support security protocols more advanced than WEP. Even after the Nintendo DSi's release, only online-enabled games made exclusively or enhanced for usage on this console iteration were able to support the Nintendo DSi's native online connection.
This extended to the Nintendo 3DS as well, conditional the console's native online connection setting is the same as the Nintendo DSi, as other advanced settings were also unsupported. Wii[ edit ] The Wii has an Due to flaws in its implementation, however, it is only capable of working when the This means that The connection settings allows players to configure access to and save settings for up to three different networks.
Connection settings can be detected automatically or entered manually. Broadband Internet access is not required to make use of this connectivity, though it is recommended to reduce network latency. It was priced at the Nintendo Online Store,   however it has since been discontinued due to legal issues. In , Nintendo made an agreement with Texas-based firm Wayport, Inc.
On April 14, , Nintendo announced that over one thousand additional free hotspots had been added in a partnership with Telstra Wireless, providing access in selected hotels, airports, Starbucks cafes, and McDonald's restaurants.
Hotspot providers with free access to Nintendo DS users.