How to Get YouTube to Work on a DSi

By Alexander Poirier

Updated September 22, 2017

Nintendo could potentially add flash support to the DSi through an update.
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The Nintendo DSi handheld gaming device lets users browse the Internet through the use of the Nintendo DSi Browser DsiWare application. Though the browser does not have built-in flash support, meaning you cannot watch videos that are hosted on YouTube, you can still use the browser to leave comments and view YouTube profiles. If you want to access YouTube on your DSi system, you can do so directly through the browser DSiWare.

Tap the "Nintendo DSi Shop" icon on the DSi's home screen. Tap the "Nintendo DSi Browser" icon. This is icon is labeled "Web."

Tap the "Free" button, followed by the "Yes" button to download the DSi browser onto the device.

Tap the "DSi Menu" button to return to the home screen. Tap the "Nintendo DSi Browser" icon that now appears on the Nintendo DSi's home screen.

Tap the "Go To Page" option and type "" in the address bar using the onscreen keyboard.

Tap the "Go" button to navigate to the YouTube home page. Now, you can search for any YouTube user using YouTube's search feature, view the user's profile and leave comments just as you would on a computer.