Video streaming services will no longer work on the Nintendo Wii by January 2019

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Nov 9, 2018 at 7:32 AM.

  1. Trash_Bandatcoot

    Trash_Bandatcoot Not a weeb watching manga on his iPad

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    Yeah, understandable.
    You can get a used Wii for $40 and get composite with 420p, or you can buy a Chromecast for $30 which can go up to 1080p.
     
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  2. Zense

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    But can the chromecast play wii horsez??

    This actually sucks, tho and btw you can still access wii shop and download netflix, since it's for free. At least you could back in september.
     
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  3. DinohScene

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    As much as I am for keeping services on old consoles, it's time to move on.
    One can watch 1080p netflix on cheap android boxes and new tellies have it pre-installed as well.
     
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  4. Asia81

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    Wait, the wii has netflix?
     
  5. kikongokiller

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    Might be time to pick up a raspberry pi and use that as my media hub at this point.
     
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  6. Taleweaver

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    So basically: the last support tech who knew this stuff finally got either a promotion or left for somewhere else (and that person probably had around half a dozen calls about it per month or something :P ).

    Meh...it's no big loss. On the contrary...
    This was my first reaction as well.
     
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  7. FEF1

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    This was really to be expected, but it was still nice to have it up and running for my Grandmother that still uses it.
     
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  8. Dr.Hacknik

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    Well that's sad, I still use Hulu on my Wii to watch anime or Crunchyroll. Maybe I need to upgrade lol
     
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  9. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    Instructions unclear, wiimote lodged in ceiling out of respect.
     
  10. Titanica

    Titanica As mature as a Seventh Grader!

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    Aw, man! Now I can't watch Youtube on my old Nintendo Wii! How am I supposed to watch Youtube now?! Dang it! Ugh!
     
  11. jahrs

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    Um guys theres no A or B button on a wii at least not without a classic controller or gamecube one. i think you mean press 1 + 2

    wonder how many likes ill get when im clearly wrong.
     
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  12. Zense

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    Isn't the modded youtube app independent of nintendo closing support for streaming?
     
  13. Illuminaticy

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    Uh...Have you ever held a Wiimote?
     
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  14. Reecey

    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    That’s a flop reply by the way even though you tried hard to cover your tracks! The A is on the front, that’s the big main button and the B is the big one on the back.
     
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  15. pustal

    pustal Koalafied member.

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    I still believe the Wii and the Wii U are much better designed consoles, specially the Wii U, that unfortunately suffered from a poor branding and marketing. The Switch is too big to be a handheld and too restricted by the form factor to have a contemporary performance as a TV console. The base controllers are uncomfortable at best and the ''pro" ones are simply too expensive. The operative system is lacking and offers no retrocompatibility.

    I love the games but honestly hate the console.
     
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  16. The Real Jdbye

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    Never knew it had Hulu, Crunchyroll and Prime Video. I thought those didn't get supported until the Wii U.
    It's not like watching 480p video on a modern TV is a very good experience anyway. It's barely usable.
     
  17. krueger96

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    Wait, someone made a modded youtube app? Last time i checked, someone added YouTube support to wiimc, but that was awhile ago
     
  18. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
  19. LukeHasAWii

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    OK what the heck Nintendo
     
  20. Brawl345

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    Reads like it's Nintendo's decision. It's also no longer available since end of July (but redownloadable): https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23890
    "Nintendo has announced that it will close the Wii Shop Channel on the Nintendo Wii in 2019. As a result, all video streaming services on Wii, including the Netflix Channel, are no longer available to new members as of July 31, 2018."
     
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