How to Stream to Wii

by James T Wood
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The Nintendo Wii gaming console is an Internet-connected video device that is ideal for streaming video and music from other sources, especially if it's already connected to your home entertainment system in the main entertainment viewing room in your home. Streaming refers to playing audio and video files as they are being sent in real time over a network or Internet connection. Files are not stored permanently on your Wii and so can be played faster because you don't need to wait for the entire file to download.

Internet

Step 1

Power on your Wii console and select the "Wii Shop" channel. Search for "Netflix" and then press "Go." Select the "Netflix" application and then click "Install." Wait for it to finish downloading.

Step 2

Open the "Netflix" channel from the Wii main menu. Follow the instructions for setting up the application to work with your Netflix account. You will be given a code to activate the Wii console with your account.

Step 3

Open your computer's Web browser and go to the Netflix Wii page (see "Resources"). Enter the activation code from your Wii console and then press "Activate."

Go back to your Wii and browse for video or watch titles that you've added to your Netflix "Watch Instantly" queue.

Local Streaming

Step 1

Download "TVersity" (see "Resources") to your computer. Double click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen to complete the install. Launch the program at the end of the process. Wait for it to search your computer's media library during the initial setup; this will take several minutes.

Step 2

Find the internet protocol (IP) address of your computer by clicking "Start" and then typing "cmd" into the search bar and then pressing "Enter." Then type: "ipconfig" at the prompt and press "Enter." Look for the "IPv4" listing and write down the number listed. For example, "192.168.1.2" is the IP address of your computer.

Open up the Internet Channel on your Wii console and enter into the address bar: "http://[Your IP address]:41952/flashlib" for example: "http://192.168.1.2:41952/flashlib" and then press "Go." You will connect to the media server created by TVersity. Play any of the files you have shared through the TVersity software.

Tip

  • Set the TVersity Web page as a favorite on your Wii so you don't have to type in the IP address every time.

Items you will need

  • Internet Channel on your Wii

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