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Streaming media to a Nintendo Wii using Playon.tv

Accessing Playon.tv from the Nintendo Wii has only been possible since August 2009 where upon the Beta Wii software was put onto general release. PlayOn.tv is DNLA compliant and by using the Wii Internet Channel, you can gain access to PlayOn.tv and have the ability to access a variety of internet streams and also your own Movie, Music and Photo collections.

Prerequisites for streaming media to a Nintendo Wii using PlayOn.tv

  1. Installing PlayOn.tv
  2. Installing the Wii Internet Channel

Gaining access to PlayOn.tv via the Wii Internet Channel

Switch on the Wii and wait for the menu to load. Click on the Internet Channel and press Start.

Ninetendo Wii Internet Channel

With your pointer, click on the WWW icon.

Nintendo Wii PlayOn.tv Launch

Type in playon.tv as the browser address and click OK


Browsing for playon.tv

If your configuration is set up correctly, it should now find all the devices that are running the playon.tv server software.

PlayOn.tv Running on Servers

If you only have one machine that is running the PlayOn.tv server, it will automatically connect to that one.

Playon.tv Multimedia choices

From here, you can now click on one of the internet streams you have configured, via its core product or via one of its plugins, or click on the My Media icon for viewing your own multimedia content.

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