Feeds

Wii web update wallops BBC iPlayer

Not one of Auntie's bloomers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Nintendo’s latest Wii system software update “has caused BBC iPlayer to stop working”, the broadcaster has confirmed.

The update went live on 1 September and was designed to bring support for Flash 8 to the console’s Internet Channel, according to Nintendo.

But Wii owners have since filled up forums with complaints that the update has pressed pause on iPlayer functionality.

Grumbles range from the complete unavailability of the channel to programmes “going down” half way through. One disgruntled gamer described how, when browsing iPlayer by channel, lists were empty and scroll buttons don’t work.

A Nintendo spokeswoman was unaware of the issue. But the BBC told us: “We are currently investigating and hope to resolve the issues with the iPlayer website."

Anyone who hasn’t yet downloaded the Wii’s most recent update should still be able to access iPlayer without any problems, the BBC added. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.