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The Nintendo Channel was one of many different channels for the Wii video game console. It was able to be downloaded for free through the Wii Shop Channel. In this channel, players can view information on Wii and Nintendo DS video games, view trailers for particular titles, and even download demos for the Nintendo DS. Occasionally an interview will be added, such as the one featuring famed video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto explaining the aspects of the Wii video game Wii Fit and a new Nintendo Week episode.

There was a major update released for the Nintendo Channel. This update made changes to the design and made it easier to utilize. You were given the choice to view videos in high-definition (if your Internet connection speed was fast enough) or in standard version. If you chose HD and your Internet speed was not quick, it slowed down the video’s loading process. Before the update, you could only recommend Wii titles, but now you were able to recommend DS games via DS Download Play. After the update, the Nintendo Channel hosted a series called Nintendo Week, which was hosted by Gary Culig and Alison Whitney. They would speak about what's new in the world of Nintendo.

DS Download Service

Prior to the release of the Nintendo Channel, players could only download DS Demos through stations placed inside of stores selling Nintendo products. If you or a friend owns a Nintendo DS, you're now allowed to play the demos at home through this new service. Games featured at launch included:


Due to the shutdown of WiiConnect24, the channel was officially discontinued on June 28, 2013. The channel was unofficially rereleased for use with the RiiConnect24 homebrew service in February 2019.