Nintendo Shutting Down Video Streaming Services on Wii After January 31, 2019

Nintendo Shutting Down Video Streaming Services on Wii After January 31, 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 4 days ago / 2,208 Views

A Reddit user has received an email from Netflix that stated Nintendo will be shutting down video streaming services on the Wii after January 31, 2019.


Read the email below:

Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii—including the Netflix Channel—after January 31, 2019.

We hope you’ll soon enjoy an even better Netflix experience with additional features on a supported device. Please visit netflix.com/wii for our device list.

The Netflix website states, "Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii - including the Netflix Channel - after January 30, 2019."


 A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

PAOerfulone (4 days ago)

I didn't even know the Wii had Netflix.


Mandalore76 (4 days ago)

It does, and my dad still uses it in his living room. This is a shame.


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CaptainExplosion (4 days ago)

People were still using that?


Darc Requiem (4 days ago)

I was thinking the same thing. The Wii is what a 12 dozen years old now and only supports 480p.


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HintHRO (4 days ago)

Yes. People with a Switch.


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SuperNintend0rk (4 days ago)

Oooh burn!


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Ljink96 (4 days ago)

@Dare Requiem The Wii is 144 years old? ;-P


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Darc Requiem (4 days ago)

Ahahaha, how did I not catch that? 12 years old.


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Poweranimals (4 days ago)

I swear they better not shut it down on the Wii U or I'll be pissed.


Darc Requiem (4 days ago)

If the Wii is any indication, you have another 5 to 6 years before it's shut down.


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hush404 (4 days ago)

Give it a year or two and they no doubt will.


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Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

They're doing this so people buy a Wii U.


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tripenfall (4 days ago)

In Australia we never got that in the first place.


Jranation (4 days ago)

I was about to say. I dont remember of hearing about it.


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tripenfall (3 days ago)

You can still play some Wii games online. I was playing Goldeneye 007 online just the other day...


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Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

A sad day for people who enjoy streaming 480p video.


Sordel (3 days ago)

“We hope you'll soon enjoy an even better Netflix experience with additional features on a supported device.” Sounds like a hint about Switch.


Spike0503 (3 days ago)

Offtopic but news like these make me wonder how long does PSN for PS3 have left.


Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

Nintendo's online services seem to shut down faster than others, PS3 and 360 support has to end eventually. However, Wii is one of the last devices I would use Netflix or YouTube simply because its not a HD platform.


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hush404 (4 days ago)

Why? Not that it's hard to find things that offer netflix, but who gains by shutting down Netflix on the Wii?


FarleyMcFirefly (4 days ago)

Aww. Guess I have to buy a Roku.


V-r0cK (4 days ago)

Hopefully by doing this they'll bring Netflix to Switch instead then.