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YouTube Releases Native Wii App

Watching YouTube videos on the Wii just got a whole lot easier; YouTube’s native Wii app streamlines the process and cuts out the need for the Internet Channel browser.

Previous to this release you had to use the $5 Internet Channel and the Opera Browser to access YouTube. It worked but it wasn’t elegant by any means. The new YouTube Wii app sports a clean interface, simple Wiimote-based controls, and all the great YouTube content you can handle.

The app is free but currently U.S. only. According to the press release, the app will be rolled out to other countries in the coming months.

YouTube App Now on Nintendo Wii in the U.S. [YouTube]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/16/12

Comments (8)

  1. Herman

    Wow, I have no words. The Wii U is coming out for USA in 2 days time and they release a Youtube App for the Wii now? Since when did Google become Slowpoke?

  2. BlakeFH

    The Wii’s Internet Channel has been free for the past 3 years, actually. Not a super important fact, but just thought that it should be said.

  3. Rod

    Wow, I noticed this yesterday when I tried to go on the store and buy Harvest Moon. First firmware update since 2010, I guess they slipped in the wii u upgrade functionality.

  4. NSDCars5

    Nice. (In my mind: YEAH!! Finally! No stupid Internet Channel now!! Let’s celebrate! Party! Funny YouTube videos on the TV!)

  5. clamo

    LOL just how are then gona prevent kids from looking @ all the inappropriate youtube videos?

    @Herman: google isn’t slow there just stupid.

  6. BEG902

    I use WiiMC and works Great and it’s FREE to every Country!

  7. SansAplomb



    Pot, or kettle?

  8. gary

    My Viata home premium works ok.

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