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Topic # 182561 21-Oct-2015 10:48
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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to set up Netflix on a Wii and I'm getting stuck. The instructions say to add the Netflix channel but it doesn't appear in the list (ie. I'm getting stuck at step 4). I've left it for a week and tried again, in case there was a temporary issue, but it still doesn't show up in the list.

Can anyone give any tips? Has this process worked for anyone else?

Thanks :)

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  Reply # 1410396 21-Oct-2015 10:52
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If you're talking about the original Wii, then I'm not surprised. Does the app store still work for that?

Having said that, it is still working for us at home. Are you using a DNS service to locate yourself in the US? Might be a good idea in case the Netflix app availability has not been updated for NZ.




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  Reply # 1410399 21-Oct-2015 10:58
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I believe it's an original Wii (it's not a U) and the store seems to work; I tried installing the "Internet Channel" in case it was a prerequisite and that worked as expected (but didn't make Netflix show up).

I'm not using a DNS service as I'm just trying to access Netflix NZ. The linked page says that the app is available in NZ and I also saw a Nintendo press release advertising its AU/NZ availability.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1410406 21-Oct-2015 11:09
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When I installed it (before nz netflix) i set the region to GB first




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  Reply # 1410408 21-Oct-2015 11:10
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OK, that's something to try, at least :)

It might be a few days before I can post back with success or failure; it's my parents' Wii and I don't expect to be around there again until the weekend.

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  Reply # 1410461 21-Oct-2015 12:47
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Can confirm you need to set the region to GB first - then it works fine - quality isn't that flash though



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  Reply # 1410463 21-Oct-2015 12:49
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Bizarre (considering that Netflix's site says that it's available in NZ) but thanks for letting me know.

I didn't expect the quality to be great, but it's the only device the parents have that has a Netflix app.

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  Reply # 1410518 21-Oct-2015 14:46
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Behodar: Bizarre (considering that Netflix's site says that it's available in NZ) but thanks for letting me know.

I didn't expect the quality to be great, but it's the only device the parents have that has a Netflix app.


Get them a chromecast, my parents have one and love it

Plus it gives them options ie lightbox, fanpass, google play movies etc




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  Reply # 1411056 22-Oct-2015 12:29
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I find Netflix on the Wii U a somewhat cumbersome and unpleasant experience.  Although being able to switch between TV and Gamepad is novel.  



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  Reply # 1415882 29-Oct-2015 07:39
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Oops, I completely forgot to reply to this. Setting the country to UK worked (and I was able to change it back to NZ after downloading). Thanks for the help! :)

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