Nintendo News: Full Internet Channel Now Available for Wii
Search, surf and shop with family and friends, all from the comfort of your
living room with the Internet Channel on Wii(TM). Featuring a number of
enhancements to improve the user experience as well as a host of added extras,
the full version of the Internet Channel powered by Opera is now available for
free download across North America.
Fans of the innovative Wii channels already will be familiar with the Internet
Channel, which delivers their high-speed Internet access via their television
sets. Based on feedback from Wii owners, Nintendo has created a new and
enhanced version of the browser featuring improvements to the user experience
as well as a performance upgrade.
Users of the trial version will notice the improved usability of the full
version. The browser now features a manual zoom, in addition to the automatic
mode available in the previous version, allowing more viewing flexibility. When
zooming in and out of a page, text is kept crisp and readable at all sizes.
The new version of the Internet Channel also features improved scrolling
functionality, as well as the collapsible toolbars and multipleon-screen
As search functions have become an essential part of our everyday Internet
experience, the Internet Channel now features a built-in function allowing
users to search without having to select a search engine each time. Wii owners
are given the choice of either Google or Yahoo! Search as apre-selected search
engine to power their built-in search button. The selection can be changed at
any time, or a different search engine can be used by typing in that search
engine's address. Users also will have the ability to easily access Nintendo,
Yahoo!, Google and My Opera from pre-loaded bookmarks.
The full version of the Internet Channel is available as a free download
through June 30, after which it will cost 500 Wii Points. Once downloaded, the
Internet Channel is free for the lifetime of the system.
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