With the Nintendo Switch recently getting a YouTube app and people curious about when the console will get Netflix, it’s easy to forget that a previous Nintendo console included the ability to watch Netflix. That console? The original Wii.
EASY AS CHANGING CHANNELS. Now you can switch from live TV to Netflix right from your set-top box. Netflix is available through a growing number of pay TV providers. Ask yours for Netflix. Game consoles such as the Playstation 4, the Xbox One and even the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS systems support the Netflix app. Mobile products including the iPad, iPhone, and any Android device allow for portable usage, and of course, there’s the ever-growing number of TV companies making their hardware compatible with the Netflix software (like.
Sadly, it looks like Nintendo is ending that functionality in the coming months.
According to emails sent out to some Netflix subscribers that stream through the Nintendo Wii, the service will come to an end in January 2019.
Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii—including the Netflix Channel—after January 31, 2019. We hope you’ll soon enjoy an even better Netflix experience with additional features on a supported device. Please visit netflix.com/wii for our device list.
What does Netflix mean by an “an even better experience?”
While some people think that line is some sort of obscure hint to an upcoming Nintendo Switch Netflix app, that is most likely not the case. Instead, it is probably referring to the resolution that the 12-year-old console can provide.
With the Wii, the best streaming resolution you can get is 480p. On newer TVs, this resolution can be extremely off-putting and with streaming devices like Roku available for less than $100, upgrading your streaming device shouldn’t put too much of a strain on the wallet.
That being said, hopefully, Nintendo is still entertaining a Netflix app on its console, but time will tell on that.
Are you upset to hear about the Wii support being ended? Let us know in the comments below.
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RiiConnect24 allows you to use discontinued services from WiiConnect24, which include the News, Forecast, Everybody Votes, Nintendo and Check Mii Out Channel, along with Wii Mail.
This guide is for the original Wii only.
- Follow this tutorial if you’d like to install RiiConnect24 on a vWii (the Wii mode of your Wii U).
- Follow this tutorial if you’d like to install RiiConnect24 on the Dolphin emulator.
There is no guide to installing RiiConnect24 on a Wii Mini, as attempting to install RiiConnect24 on a Wii Mini will result in a console brick.
What you need
- An SD card or USB drive
- A Wii with an Internet connection
- A computer
What if I’m not a Windows user?
Are you a Linux or macOS user and can’t use the Windows version of the patcher?
We’ve prepared a bootable .ISO image for you that will boot you to Windows PE - a minimal version of Windows that will allow you to use the patcher. This is not required if you use Windows.
Requires at least 3GB of RAM. Ethernet connection required. Works on VM’s.
Bootable image with RiiConnect24 Patcher:
If you still can’t run RiiConnect24 Patcher, please send us a mail at [email protected]
Section I - Patching IOS
- Download the required files based on your OS. On Windows run
- Press 1 to choose “
Start” and confirm your selection by pressing
- Select the device you’re patching for.
- For this guide, choose “
Install RiiConnect24 on your Wii”
- Choose “
Express (Recommended)”. It will give you everything you need.
- Select your region.
- Connect the SD Card or USB Drive to your computer and select “
- If your device was detected successfully, select “
1”. If not, make sure there’s a folder called
appson your SD Card or USB Device and try again.
- Be patient…
- Once it’s done, you can now safely close the patcher. All of the files are ready on your SD Card.
- If it did not copy everything automatically to your SD Card or USB Device, copy the
appsfolder next to
RiiConnect24Patcher.batto your SD Card or USB Device.
- Put your SD card or USB drive in your Wii.
- Launch the Homebrew Channel on your Wii.
- Launch Wii Mod Lite.
- Using the +Control Pad on your Wii Remote, navigate to
WAD Manager, and then navigate to the
IOS31.wadis highlighted, press +, then do the same for all the other WADs. When all of them are selected, press A to install the WADs.
- If you get an error saying a title with a higher version is already installed (error -1035), go back to the WAD selection menu and press - on the highlighted WAD to uninstall it, then try installing it again.
- After they are successfully installed, press the HOME Button to exit back to the Homebrew Channel.
Section II - Patching nwc24msg.cfg
You will now patch your
nwc24msg.cfg file which is required in order to use Wii Mail.
- Launch RiiConnect24 Mail Patcher.
- It should only take a few seconds to patch your nwc24msg.cfg. When it’s done, press HOME to exit.
If you were unable to patch your nwc24msg.cfg correctly, e-mail us at [email protected].
Section III - Connecting
In this section, you will set your DNS to our servers. It’s optional but recommended, because it enhances the use of RiiConnect24 and Wiimmfi by making some other features available.
- Go to
- Go to
- Go to
Page 2, then click on
- Go to
- Select your current connection.
- Go to
- Go to
Auto-Obtain DNS(Not IP Address), then select
- Type in
184.108.40.206as the primary DNS.
- Type in
220.127.116.11as the secondary DNS (if it gives you problems, try
Confirm, then select
OKto perform a connection test.
- If the connection test was successful, select
Noto skip the Wii System Update.
- Go to
WiiConnect24again, and make sure it is enabled.
- Back on the WiiConnect24 menu, go to
Standby Connectionand make sure it is enabled.
Slot Illumination, we recommend you set the disc light to
Bright, but this is optional.
- Finally, go to the
Yes. Please read through this.
Continue to Wiimmfi
Wiimmfi lets you play games online after the discontinuation of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. This is optional to install.
Continue to WiiLink24
WiiLink24 lets you use the Japanese-exclusive Wii no Ma channel. This is optional to install.
If you get error 107245, then you probably have failed to patch your IOS correctly.
If you get error 107304, then perhaps your ISP blocks the use of custom DNS. A workaround for this can be running your own DNS server! See the RiiConnect24 DNS Server on GitHub, then use your PC’s IP address in place of our DNS in Step 8.
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[If you’re getting errors such as
WiiConnect24 and Wii Shop Channel currently not being offered in your country, please go to Wii Settings -> Last Page -> Country and change it to United Kingdom. You will get this error when using a country that we don’t support. Contact us at [email protected] if you need more help.
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