How to Add Wii Channels

By Michelle Varsallona

Updated September 22, 2017

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The Nintendo Wii allows you to customize the home screen of the system. Whenever you boot up the Wii, you are brought to a screen with different “channels.” These channels have different functions; they can be downloaded games, Mii customization and more. Add more Wii channels to the system by downloading them from Nintendo Wii’s online store.

Point the hand at the “Wii Shop Channel” at the top right corner of the Wii home screen, and press “A” on the Wii remote.

Hit “Start” and wait for the next screen to load and connect to the Internet.

Select “Start Shopping,” then hit “Wii Channels.”

Select “Wii Menu” to view the list of channels.

Select and download the channel you want. It will now appear on your home screen.


You cannot add your own channels to the Wii.