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Topic: YouTube Officially Terminating Support for Wii

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HopeNForever

It's official!

If you turn on the YouTube Channel today on the Wii console, you will find a notification that says YouTube is going to terminate their support for the Wii's YouTube Channel app on 30 June 2017.

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Haru17

Does terminate their support mean no updates? It reads as if they're turning off the internet for that app, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Why would another app create any extraordinary demand on their website?

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I like Zelda but probably not that one.

HopeNForever

Apparently, YouTube is terminating support for a lot of older devices on the same date. It seems most devices that was released before 2012 uses the YouTube Flash app.

YouTube had long replaced the old Flash-based system with an HTML5-based framework, which is far more efficient, and the YouTube Flash app is no longer worth maintaining despite giving it legacy support for many years, most likely due to the decline of use of older TVs and devices. I don't think the Wii can support HTML5 properly either. Since the Wii's YouTube Channel is based on the old Flash framework, it is unfortunately going out with the rest of the older devices.

Read this support article for more information.

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DarkEdi

It is sad. I continue using this app in my Wii while I play in my gamepad Wii U. Otherwise this app is slow and not very confortable to use but was an option. The Wii U youtube is thousand times better.

Me gusta jugar videojuegos. Soy de México. Sorry my english grammar. I love the Virtual Console, party and fighting games too.

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AlienX

At least they had the decency to make an announcement; meanwhile it's been months and the Crunchyroll app can't play anything anymore.

It's kind of sad though, despite the issues, the video decoding was kind of impressive.
Reading this: https://youtube-eng.googleblog.com/2012/11/using-webm-to-powe...
For me the playback was never smooth, but the audio/video sync was always perfect.

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