Wii Weather Channel live today, Internet Channel on December 22, News Channel on January 27

19 December 2006
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Nintendo Wii Forecast Channel
Nintendo continues its masterplan to entice new people into the world of gaming by offering weather and internet on your livingroom TV through their Wii.

The weather Forecast Channel, provided by Weathernews allows users to check out weather information for anywhere in the world using a 3-D globe with NASA graphics, is available from today. Be sure to give the globe a spin!

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  • Nintendo Wii Internet Channel
    On December 22nd, 2006, Nintendo and Opera Software bring the Internet to the living room couch with a free trial version of the Adobe Flash-enabled Opera Web browser. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can download a free trial Opera browser to activate the Internet Channel of the Wii Menu and begin surfing the Web.

    The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June. After June 2007, the browser will be available for download in the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii Points ($5).

    Nintendo Wii News Channel
    For those of you who just have to know everything, the News Channel is for you. Once again, with a high-speed internet connection, news headlines from around the world are instantly at your fingertips. News will be provided from the Associated Press, and this channel will go online on January 27th, 2007.


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    • Reeteshinator

      Great!.. but little do we all know.. Wii will automatically show that its going to rain outside so that we stay inside and play more Wii… πŸ˜†


      TALKING COW!!!! Woah! when did that happen??

    • Steve

      This is very cool news! I found out this morning about the News Channel when I got an email on my Wii (a day ahead of Nintendo’s promised date). Ah, and finally a date for the Internet Channel. That’s awesome!

    • chris madden

      i’m in australia and we’ve just had opera made available so i’m writing this on my wii….. awesome!

      the weather channel is pretty sweet too, i love my wii!

      merry christmas!

    • supa

      HEY CHRIS I’M typing this with my WIIMOTE! VGB looks ok with WII OPERA on my TV here as well, despite the odd resolution πŸ™‚ nice holidays to you too!

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