Nintendo has discontinued many Wii Channels & WiiConnect24.

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  1. RiCK420
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    Note: As of June 27th, 2013 Nintendo has discontinued data exchange between Wii friends using WiiConnect24.

    This includes Wii message exchanges via Wii Message Board, use of the Wii Number, Mii exchanges via Mii Channel, and exchanges of messages or data in some game titles. :ohnoes:

    The following were Wii Menu channels that used WiiConnect24:

    Channel | Description | Release date | Current Status
    • Mii Channel | Miis created by friends can be shared | November 19, 2006 (with console) | Active.
    • Wii Shop Channel | Download games by using "Wii Points" | November 19, 2006 (with console) | Active
    • Forecast Channel | Current local and worldwide weather conditions | December 20, 2006 | Discontinued
    • News Channel | The latest news articles and headlines | January 24, 2007 | Discontinued
    • Everybody Votes Channel | Polls and results | February 14, 2007 | Discontinued
    • Check Mii Out Channel/Mii Contest Channel | Miis can be shared as well as judged on a global scale | November 11, 2007 | Discontinued
    • Mario Kart Wii Channel | Can race ghost data, view worldwide racing times, view friend list, participate in competitions like tournaments | April 10, 2008 (Japan), April 11, 2008 (Europe), April 24, 2008 (Australia), April 27, 2008 (America) | Active
    • Nintendo Channel | Allows Wii users to watch trailers for games and download demos for the Nintendo DS. | November 27, 2007 (Japan), May 7, 2008 (America), May 30, 2008 (Europe and Australia) | Discontinued
    • Wii Speak Channel | Allows users to leave voice messages on friends' message boards. | December 5, 2008 (users must have Wii Speak to download) | Active

    A Message from Nintendo:

    Wii Network Service Partial Discontinuation

    On June 27, 2013, the following network services, available through the Wii console, were discontinued and can no longer be used:

    • Forecast Channel
    • News Channel
    • Everybody Votes Channel
    • Nintendo Channel
    • Check Mii Out Channel
    • Data exchange between Wii friends using WiiConnect24
      This includes Wii message exchanges via Wii Message Board, use of the Wii Number, Mii exchanges via Mii Channel, and exchanges of messages or data in some game titles.

    We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding. If you would like to delete the affected channels from the Wii Menu, click here. Please note that you cannot uninstall the Forecast Channel or the News Channel.

    All other network features, including the Wii Shop Channel, online multiplayer, and video on demand services (Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and YouTube), are not affected and can still be used on the Wii console.
     
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    Never used any of them.
    In the good old days, Consoles were used for Games...not for Wheater, News or trailers..

    Simply. Gaming.
     
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    LOL, well sorry I never used them anyways, so it took me awhile to figure out that Nintendo made them stop working. :P
     
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    I used to use check the weather from the wii menu. I'm glad wii speak still works as I got my parents a wii and now we can communicate to one another using mii's
     
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    This is like 5 or 6 month old news.
     
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    Well, since you sort of restored it, I miss going on the Nintendo Channel and viewing how many hours I'd plugged into my games.
     
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    Shame, I liked the weather channel a lot.
    Haven't used me Wii in ages tho..
    But yeh, it's unavoidable.
    Same happened to the original XBLive.
     
  10. bezem

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    Can you still register new friends on the Wii Speak channel even though the Wii Messaging service/Wii Number are useless now?
     
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    I was also wondering if Wii codes would still work. I asked around if anyone wants to try but nobody even cared. :(
    I just completely turned off WC24 by now.
     
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    I'd like to try it out.
     
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    I would like to try Wii Speak Channel friend registering but I only have it installed on my Wii U, and I can't add friends because it pulls from the address book! I tried adding my Wii so it would be friends with my Wii U but that never worked because I only registered within the Wii Speak Channel and not the Message Board.
     
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    a late answer, but no, the Wii Speak friend-adding stopped working along with the WiiConnect24 shutdown.

    The Wii Speak did work however on the games like City Folk or Conduit. I have them and used it there all until May 20th shutdown. It was great fun, I loved the Wii Speak