Using Netflix on your Nintendo Wii

Welcome to Netflix on your Nintendo Wii U! Use this article to learn about Netflix features and how to set up and sign out of your account. If you’re unsure if your device supports Netflix, follow the steps in the “Set up Netflix” section to attempt to locate the Netflix app.

Nintendo discontinued the Wii Shop Channel on the original Nintendo Wii on January 30, 2019. As a result, video streaming services - including Netflix - are no longer available to any original Wii users. The Nintendo Wii U can still be used to stream Netflix.
Netflix Features
Set up Netflix
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Netflix is available on Nintendo Wii U. Netflix streaming features include:

Supported Regions
Netflix supports streaming on the Nintendo Wii U in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Navigation
You can browse rows of movie posters or select the Search button to find movies by title, director, or actor.

Resolution
Stream TV shows and movies up to 1080p. Titles with an HD symbol will stream in high definition if your internet connection supports 5 megabits per second or more.

Subtitles & Alternate Audio
Select the Audio and Subtitles icon during playback to turn on subtitles or alternate language audio if they are offered by the TV show or movie.

To connect your Nintendo Wii U to your Netflix account, make sure you are on the home screen, then follow the steps below.

Download the Netflix app

Please note that Netflix is only available on the Nintendo Wii U in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

  1. From the Wii U GamePad, select the yellow shopping bag icon for the Nintendo eShop.

  2. In the Nintendo eShop, select the search box in the upper right corner of the GamePad.

  3. Search Netflix and select OK on the on-screen keyboard.

  4. Select Netflix from the search results.

  5. Select Download.

  6. Select Download again to confirm.

  7. Select Next to proceed.

  8. Select Download.

  9. Select Continue.

When the download is complete, continue with the steps below.

Sign in to Netflix

Note:
Use the Wii U GamePad buttons to make selections and control Netflix. The touchscreen cannot be used to control Netflix.
  1. From the Nintendo Wii U Home screen, select the Netflix icon.

  2. Once the app launches, select Member Sign In.

  3. Enter your Netflix email address and password, then select Continue.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account. Enjoy!

To sign out of the Netflix account on your device, follow the steps below.

  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.

    Note:
    Use the Wii U GamePad buttons to make selections and control Netflix. The touchscreen cannot be used to control Netflix.
  2. Navigate up and select Settings or the gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. You will now have the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you no longer have direct access to this device, you can disconnect it from the Netflix website.