Youtube has just launched the official Youtube application for the Wii in the United States. The application is specially tailored to Wii and its motion controlled controller, the Wii remote. The application is out today in the United States via the Wii Shop Channel and it will roll out to more countries in the coming months.



    • although not an app for Wii U, it is supported by Wii U’s browser as the browser is capable of HTML 5 videos which YouTube supports.

      It would only be a matter of time when YouTube will create another app for Wii U… but I’m not sure, but I read that YouTube is also supported in Nintendo TVii, so creating an app for Wii U may just be redundant.


  1. Its ok, that means they’ll keep supporting the Wii for some more years, and we already saw at the E3 that WiiU will have this kind of app.
    Keep in mind that a lot of people will keep using their Wii while they have the opportunity to buy a WiiU.


  2. Late to the party I see, a 3DS one would of been better though. But still like Netflix, I bet you get some coins for Club Nintendo so I’ll download it if it does that.


  3. Oh sure. Yeah let’s release an app tailored for the Wii but not for the 3DS, 6 YEARS LATE. I’d bet they assumed that for for a little over half a decade we were very satisfied with the bland emptiness that was the Wii’s version of Youtube… sigh talk about bein outta touch with the fans..


  4. It’s probably more like a testing ground to see how it would function and be improved for the Wii U.
    So it would be more like a beta where Nintendo are like “meh…let’s just bring it out for the standard Wii to see how it goes and we can get the proper one ready for the new console when it’s sold well and has set its foundations and we work out whatever kinks and bugs”
    I was watching YouTube on my Wii for a long time in the browser since it was supported anyways.


    • That’s Youtube-XL a version of youtube on a very old version of flash using Wii Internet Channel.

      This is webm based, so it should preform much better, also has a better interface for the Wii.


  5. All the comments here are about how bad the timing was, but let me tell you, I downloaded it and tried it and the video quality is a whole lot better than what was possible on just the Internet Channel. I just spent a while checking it out, and the only thing I don’t like is that the layout for the keyboard is in alphabetical order, not qwerty-style like a regular keyboard. Stop being so negative about things and just enjoy them! Sure, it was brought pretty late, but those who will continue using the Wii for a longer time will appreciate it. Besides, who really used the Wii for YouTube anyway?


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