Nintendo just announced that its Wii Internet Channel is now free. Apparently you used to have to spend 500 Wii Points to use it.
Yep, that's right. You can now look at the internet on your TV through Wii's Opera browser without having to spend any money. Tuesday just got so much sweeter.
PR through the break.
Wii INTERNET CHANNEL NOW FREE!
1st September, 2009 – From today, anyone can now access the Wii Internet Channel for free*, allowing many more households to get online via their Wii.
By connecting Wii to the internet, you are opening your living room up to a world of possibilities! The Wii-specialised web browser enables people to connect wirelessly to the internet to surf the internet, do their internet shopping and even watch online catch-up TV services via their console.
The fast-booting internet browser will create a new relationship between the family, the TV, and the internet. This Channel uses the full internet browser from Opera Software, which also supports Adobe Flash.
Surfing the web with the Wii Remote is simple for the whole family. It lets you zoom in on areas of interest with ease and browse your favourite websites at leisure.
The Wii Internet Channel previously required 500 Wii Points. For those Wii owners who have already spent 500 Wii Points on the Wii Internet Channel, Nintendo will be offering a NES title from Virtual Console worth 500 Wii Points and will be launched in late October.
Further details on how to get the channel will be announced on the Wii Message Board and on the Nintendo website.