I remember when the Wii first came out ̵1; such a killer and innovative console (for the time). But all good things have to come to an end, and time comes when Nintendo slows down the services on the aging platform.
Nintendo announced that it was the sunset all video streaming service on the Wii as of January 31, 2019, but that date will also see the closure of the Wii Shop Channel. It is unlikely that many still use Shop Channel, but here is your reminder: If you have been expecting points, it is time to use them now.
As Lifehacker points out in his excellent post on the matter, there are still some things that you may want to do before Wii loses all contact with the outside world:
Wii has had a nice long term but it will be a bit lonely on January 31 when Nintendo plans to close the Wii Shop Channel. It no longer means buying games online, no more downloadable games you previously purchased and no more Wii Transfer tools, allowing you to transfer digitally purchased games from the Wii to its successor, Wii U. By turning off these tools, Nintendo actually closes down the last roads for Wii support.
So, maybe, the old girl fires up one last time to run through the store and make sure there is nothing that you have put down for the last decade or so because when the store is closed it is. You can still play your existing games, many of which are still really fun as hell, but it's about it. No more digital purchases, no more streaming video. End of an era.
Like a side, if anyone wants to come over and throw some Wii Bowling with me for old times, beat me up and let's make it happen.