Bad news, Wii owner: Nintendo has announced that it will soon suspend all video streaming services on the system, and it includes Netflix.
Netflix sent an email to its users reporting the end of the streaming video service on the console and notes the following, according to a Redditor:
"Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii-including Netflix Channel-after January 31st 2019.
We hope you will soon enjoy an even better Netflix experience with additional features on a supported device. Please visit netflix.com/wii for our list of devices. "
Nintendo wrap a bit of support for its then revolutionary motion-controlled console. Wii Shop Channel is set to turn off at the beginning of the new year, which means that there is no way to buy virtual console titles or WiiWare games there. The virtual console is still a feature that the Nintendo switch is prepared for, one year after the debut, despite the fact that fans still cling to it.
In particular, YouTube only gave its app on Switch this week. The switch is not good for video streaming service, as Netflix is still not debuted on the hybrid handset console base. Hulu and YouTube are currently only available to Switch owners who want to watch video on the go.
It's a shock that this has not happened before, given the console's debut 12 years ago (2006). Surprisingly, it is still a household item that is regularly used around the world. Unfortunately, this is a minor feature that the massively popular Nintendo console will be able to cope with.
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