Wii to receive dedicated iPlayer feed
Auntie's interface adjusted?
The UK's Wii owners will get a dedicated BBC iPlayer channel on their connected consoles next week, it has been confirmed.
An iPlayer channel will arrive on the Wii on 18 November
Although iPlayer has been available on the Wii since April 2008, the BBC said that “many console owners reported problems with the original interface”.
The BBC hasn’t been good enough to say how the service’s interface has changed, stating only that Wii will be able to download the iPlayer channel through the console's online shop from 18 November.
Wii owners have reported several interruptions to iPlayer since April 2008, most notably back in September when the broadcaster said that Nintendo’s latest Wii system software update “caused BBC iPlayer to stop working”. ®
So, it's out ...
... and it works. We tried it this morning, and exactly as hoped. Nice one, Auntie!
Video quality is not broadcast standard, but consistent with our experience of iPlayer on the desktop (and with the Nintendo Channel) so perfectly watchable.
Interface is same as ever, so took us, ohhhh five seconds to be watching our chosen catch-up.
@Wii Opera Browser
I got my reimbursement - n the shop it just stated that I could choose a free NES title instead.
I loaded Bubble Bobble... :-) (ah the memories..)
Keep checking for this IPlayer channel and its not there yet.
The reimbursement is in the form of a free NES download (worth 500 points, what you paid for the browser). There is a link on the front page of the Wii Shop channel.
Wii Opera Browser
I saw a mention that the Opera browser was now free of charge, and that Nintendo were going to reimburse anyone who'd paid for. As one of those who'd paid for it, I was interested to see if anyone had successfully recieved the reimbursement?
Wii has a browser
PS3 has a browser
XBOX 360 has no browser. I know Microsoft dismissed the internet in the 1990s but I thought things had changed...