NINTENDO Wii AND BBC iPLAYER.
NINTENDO Wii AND BBC iPLAYER to our surprise can pick up the BBC iPlayer without any need to download software into your Wii. We have tried it to see just how it works and we were quite impressed. This may or may not be one of the reasons to read the T.V. licence directives differently this year.
To get onto the internet for those unfamiliar with how to do it. Click on Wii on the front page > click Wii settings >go to page 2 of the system settings >click on internet >click connection settings >click on connection 1 to make a new or first time connection >choose wireless connection >choose search for an access point >it will search and ask you to choose the access point you need to connect to > o.k. this >choose the access point, which is usually Wii-Lan >it will tell you your point is secure and request from you your password if you have set one for your chosen encryption which can be WEP, WPA or whatever, your SSID is automatically found by your Wii console if you have followed this tutorial.
If you have done everything correctly the console will connect and offer you a Wii update automatically. You can buy Wii points, for example £20 will get you 3,000 points and you can download one of the games for as low as 500 points - the Wii internal memory is limited to half a dozen games so pick wisely.
As expected the Wii is a brilliant bit of multimedia entertainment which can be used without age barriers, in fact my grandchildren suggest that because we have a Wii then I am able to walk on water.
Surfing the net using the Wii is slow and deliberate as you have to continually use the slow keypad, but for catching up on missed programmes it's as good as it gets. We understand it may be able to pick up T.V. channels outside U.K., but for us it will do nicely for the iPlayer menu's.
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