News Channel

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News Channel
News Channel.png
Type Pre-installed
Developer(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii Channels
Release date(s) JP/NA/EU January 26, 2007
Genre(s) Utility
Input methods Wii Remote
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: News Channel
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News Channel allows users to access news headlines and current news events obtained from the Internet. News articles are available on a globe view, similar to Forecast Channel, and as a slide show. The content is automatically updated and viewable via WiiConnect24 with clickable news images supported.

Emulation Information

Shut Down

This channel's original online functionality has been shut down as of June 28, 2013 and works in neither Dolphin or on Wii hardware.

The RiiConnect24 service can restore the News Channel functionality. Refer to issue 10200. Because Dolphin doesn't emulate WiiConnect24, there is a program that RiiConnect24 made as a workaround to download the latest news data regularly. See this tutorial for more details. This is no longer needed as of 5.0-17613 as Dolphin now has VFF downloader support. The channel will error out on first boot after being installed to the NAND, but will work fine after that.


There are no reported problems with this channel.


This channel does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with News Channel since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-18454 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This channel has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
5.0-5033 macOS Intel Core i5 @ 2.7 GHz Intel Iris Pro If you copy over the VFF from a Wii that has RiiConnect24, it works perfectly. Larsenv

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