Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reasonNetflix, Amazon & Hulu will stop working on Nintendo Wii - FlatpanelsHD

Netflix, Amazon & Hulu will stop working on Nintendo Wii

12 Nov 2018 | Rasmus Larsen |

Nintendo is suspending access to online services on its original Wii game console. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and other services will no longer work after January 30, 2019.

Online services will be discontinued

Nintendo Wii was launched in late 2006 and the Netflix app was added in late 2010. Prior to that, you could load Netflix via a physical disc. In 2011, 25% of Netflix users accessed the service through Wii, according to Nielsen. Netflix also said that Wii was its most popular TV platform – despite its low-quality SD resolution.

Times have changed and Nintendo will soon discontinue the Wii Shop Channel on the original Wii console, meaning that users can no longer access streaming services. Netflix on Wii has been functional for a little over 8 years.

- “Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii - including the Netflix Channel - after January 30, 2019,” Netflix said


Netflix on Nintendo Wii


Nintendo Wii also offers Amazon Prime and Hulu. These apps will also cease working after January 30, 2019.

Netflix is not available on the latest Nintendo Switch console but the company has created a Nintendo Wii support page to help viewers transition to another streaming solution such as Apple TV, Chromecast or a competing game console.

This is certainly not the first time that a streaming app has been discontinued on a TV device. The Wii has continued to work long after many Smart TVs but is 8 years enough?

- Source: Netflix via reddit



Latest news

Sony X900H HDMI 2.1

Sony launches X900H (XH90), its first 4K TVs with HDMI 2.1

03 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
4K HDR movies

'Indiana Jones', 300, Hitchcock, 'V for Vendetta', more coming to UHD Blu-ray

02 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung Blu-ray bootloop

Samsung Blu-ray 'bootloop' issue more widespread than first thought

02 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vizio OLED TV

Vizio's OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1 to launch this fall, starting at $1300

01 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Vizio 2020 LCD

Vizio launches 2020/2021 4K LCD TVs with FALD, HDMI 2.1

01 Jul 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung VR dead

When Samsung axes its VR store, your content vanishes into cyberspace

30 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV app LG TV

Apple TV app now supports Dolby Atmos on LG TVs

30 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |
Peacock streaming service

Peacock launches July 15 on Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox, LG, Vizio, more

29 Jun 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |