Final release for Wii Internet Channel

Nintendo has finalised and released the complete web browser for its Wii console.

The new browser version, which is said to be “more convenient to use,” features faster start-up speed, better text clarity when zoomed-in, better navigation with the Wii Remote, built-in Yahoo! or Google search, option to hide the toolbar, parental controls, new cursor animations and sounds, expanded security options and more.

Support for the new Internet Channel will first have to be enabled via a system update, after which the user can browse to the Wii Ware section in the Shop Channel to download the new software.

“Opera on Wii adds a new dimension and functionality to a video game console system. It is a unique Web experience that everyone can use, and the Intelligent Zoom feature allows consumers to read Web content on the TV from the comfort of their couch,” says Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo of America. “Whether surfing the Web or playing a Wii game, users of all kinds will find fun, new experiences with Wii.”

The Internet Channel software will remain a free download until the end of June 2007. After June 30, Opera will be available for download from the Wii Shop Channel for 500 Wii points.

Source: DailyTech

Related Links: Nintendo Australia, Wii.com

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