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. 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.