YouTube finally makes it to the Wii

by Nathan Misa Featured 8 Comments 16 Votes 1444 Views 18/11/2012 Back to News

A YouTube app has been released for U.S. Wii owners, Google has announced.

Downloadable through the Nintendo Wii Shop Channel, the new YouTube app appears fairly similar in functionality to the PS3 version, offering access to subscribed channels as well as popular and trending videos with the ability to filter content into genres such as games and sports.

The new YouTube app comes just a day before the Wii U will hit the U.S. and just under 2 weeks for its launch in Australia. The Wii U itself also offers a YouTube app.

When we began building the new YouTube app for Nintendo Wii, we wanted to make video playback smooth and beautiful. This meant squeezing the most available power from the console CPU and fitting the video decoding process within the tight bounds of available memory. After trying out several video encoding formats on Wii, we found that 360p WebM encoding performed the best. With the largest install base of current generation consoles, YouTube on Wii is the largest deployment of WebM video in the world today."

-- Youtube Blog

The YouTube app for Wii will reportedly release for consoles in other territories in the coming months.

Better late than never?

Source: Youtube/Google

By Nathan Misa

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AWSOME i'll be linking my youtube account as soon as it comes out

like i did with my wii
i have used youtube before on my wii.

eltoNNNNNN said: i have used youtube before on my wii.


Through the Internet browser.
This is its own channel.
Well that's about 4 years late [WTF]
Awesome...now I don't have to use it on my Xbox 360 anymore after having done that for the past year and a half...

[Shifty]
LOL WHAT IS THIS.

Blob said:

eltoNNNNNN said: i have used youtube before on my wii.


Through the Internet browser.
This is its own channel.



oh, i see

renagadez said: LOL WHAT IS THIS.



Internet on the Wii!

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