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Every night- at the same time- while watching Netflix on my Wii- through a WiFi connection- Netflix streaming will freeze, retrieve then fail. I can sometimes select Try Again and it will work for a short period of time but usually will freeze and fail again. It gets so frustrating that I usually just turn it off for the night. It always happens at/around 11pm Central Standard time. (Previously it was 10pm-until daylight savings time last week.) I have contacted Netflix numerous time and they always say, "Netflix system shows no signs of failure, contact your device's manufacturer." I haven't gotten a straight answer from anyone- most don't even take me seriously. Have you ever seen or heard of this complaint? Any advice would be helpful!

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Hmm... I am not sure, but this can be because of your internet provider. Some IP's "reboot"their internet hosting servers to wipe all the non useful info that got collected over the day. I really dont know why you wouldn't be able to continue watching after the internet was back again.

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Can u have netflix on your wii without having wifi???


You don't need Wi-fi specifically, but you do need an internet connection. If you do not have a wireless router, you will need to purchase a Nintendo Wii LAN adapter. This allows you to connect the Wii to a wired router using an Ethernet cable.

Dec 19, 2013 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I dont know how to download netflix on my wii


Connect your Wii console to the Internet A broadband Internet connection and access point are Follow the steps below to get connected.From the Wii main menu, use the Wii Remote to select the "Wii" button. Now, select "Wii Settings" to access the "Wii System Settings" menu.Using the arrow on the right side of the screen, scroll to page two and select "Internet. Select "Connection 1: None"(Don't see "None" in Connection 1? Click the Connection 1 button, then choose "Clear Settings.") Click on Wireless Connection" and then "Search for an Access Point." Select "OK" and the Wii will display all the wireless networks it finds. Select the wireless network that is yours. (If you're not sure which is yours, or you don't see any wireless networks,The Wii console will run a connection test with your wireless network when the test is completed. You should see the following screen: The connection test was successful - Then you're almost done! After your connection test, the Wii console will check if there is a new Wii System Update available. Once you select "Yes" and "I Accept," the Wii will begin to download any available updates.Once the Wii finishes downloading any updates, you will return to the main Wii menu screen. You will now need to download Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii Shop Channel, then connect your Wii console to your Netflix account. Please see the step-by-step information below to finish the process and start watching Netflix content on your Wii.Download Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii Shop Channel Now that your Wii console is connected to the Internet, you can download the Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii Shop Channel. Once it's downloaded, you'll use it to stream movies and TV episodes with your Wii.

1 Select the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii Menu.
  1. If you have not previously accessed the Wii Shop Channel, you will need to read and agree to the User Agreement.
  2. A screen will appear asking you if you want to link a Club Nintendo account to your Wii Shop account.
    • If you have a Club Nintendo Membership, enter your User Name and Password, then select "Link" on the right.
    • If you do not have a Club Nintendo Membership, leave the fields blank and select "Do not link" on the left.
  3. Select "Wii Channels" from the Wii Shop Channel main menu, then select "Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii." Select "Free 0 Wii Points" to begin the download.
  4. Once Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii has finished downloading, it will be added to your Wii menu.After Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii has been added, the next thing you'll need to do is connect your Wii console with your Netflix account. Continue reading for more information.Connect your Wii console to your Netflix account Before you can watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix, you will need to connect your Wii console to your Netflix account.On your WiiIf you're not already on this screen on your television, select Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii menu. (Don't have this option?) On this screen you will be presented with a code; remain on this screen during the activation process.
  5. On your home computer
    Using an online device other than your Wii console - such as a PC, Mac, or Web-enabled phone - go to http://www.netflix.com/wii. (You will need to log into your Netflix account if you're not already logged in.)
  6. Still on your home computer
    Enter the code displayed on your television into the box on the bottom Netflix Web page, then click "Activate Now." (The code is case sensitive.)
  7. Back to your Wii
    Netflix will now attempt to activate the connection to your Wii console. This may take several minutes. When the process is complete, the Wii will automatically display your queue. (The screen on your computer will not change. Wait for the screen displayed by the Wii on your TV to indicate the activation has finished before going to another Web page.)
  8. And finally, watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix on your Wii console by selecting the Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii on the Wii main menu

Aug 17, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Hi! I am trying to connect my Wii to the internet in order to watch Netflix on my tv


Connecting to wireless network

1.Power on your Wii console and press the A Button on the Wii Remote to reach the Wii main menu. Use the Wii Remote to select the "Wii" button.
2.Now, select "Wii Settings" to access the "Wii System Settings" menu.
3.Using the arrow on the right side of the screen, scroll to page two and select "Internet."
4.Select "Connection 1: None"
5.Click on "Wireless Connection" and then "Search for an Access Point."
6.Select "OK" and the Wii will display all the wireless networks it finds.
7.Select the wireless network that is yours.
8.Select "OK," "Save Settings," and then "Yes."

Download Netlix
1.Select the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii Menu.
2.A screen will appear asking you if you want to link a Club Nintendo account to your Wii Shop account. 3.If you have a Club Nintendo Membership, enter your User Name and Password, then select "Link" on the right. 4.If you do not have a Club Nintendo Membership, leave the fields blank and select "Do not link" on the left.

5.Select "Wii Channels" from the Wii Shop Channel main menu, then select "Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii." Select "Free 0 Wii Points" to begin the download.
6.Once Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii has finished downloading, it will be added to your Wii menu.
After Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii has been added, the next thing you'll need to do is connect your Wii console with your Netflix account.

Connect your Wii console to your Netflix account

  1. On your Wii
    If you're not already on this screen on your television, select Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii menu. (Don't have this option?) On this screen you will be presented with a code; remain on this screen during the activation process.
  2. On your home computer
    Using an online device other than your Wii console - such as a PC, Mac, or Web-enabled phone - go to http://www.netflix.com/wii. (You will need to log into your Netflix account if you're not already logged in.)
  3. Still on your home computer
    Enter the code displayed on your television into the box on the bottom Netflix Web page, then click "Activate Now." (The code is case sensitive.)
  4. Back to your Wii
    Netflix will now attempt to activate the connection to your Wii console. This may take several minutes. When the process is complete, the Wii will automatically display your queue. (The screen on your computer will not change. Wait for the screen displayed by the Wii on your TV to indicate the activation has finished before going to another Web page.)
  5. And finally, watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix on your Wii console by selecting the Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii on the Wii main menu.

Jul 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The Wii picture is freezing, and there is a loud buzzing sound. It happens with any game played at randum times, also when we are watching netflix streaming. It happens speraticly at no set time interval....


There is most likely a hardware issue with the Wii. Something in the Wii is dying. Issues like this can only be fixed by sending the Wii to Nintendo (after calling them) or finding a local store with a specialist who has experience taking apart and fixing Wiis.

Jun 18, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Setting up wii for netflix


Netflix Instant is available for streaming on your Wii gaming console by early spring 2010. If you have a Netflix subscription you can watch movies and episodes easily on your TV through your Wii console. This article will detail the important things you will need to make sure that you can watch Netflix from the Wii.
Difficulty:Easy Instructions Things You'll Need

  • Netflix subscription
  • Nintendo Wii gaming console
  • Broadband internet
    • 1 Check you Netflix subscription. The minimum subscription plan to watch Netflix instantly is the unlimited 1 DVD at a time plan or otherwise the $8.99 plan. This plan allows to watch movies instantly with unlimited monthly hours.
    • 2 Check internet bandwidth on your broadband connection. According to Netflix the minimum bandwidth requirement is 1.5Mbps. Netflix recommends for watching movies instantly a 3.0Mbps connection. Check with your internet service provider to confirm that these download speeds.
    • 3 A wired connection to your Wii console. An ethernet connection to your Wii console would be preferable. Unfortunately the Wii console does not have an ethernet port but a USB port. A USB LAN Adapter can be found at most computer supply merchants or online from Wii or Amazon.com. The ethernet connection is an ethernet wire from your home LAN router connected to your USB LAN adapter. The USB LAN adapter is then connected to the USB port on the Wii console. This connection will be how Netflix provides the movie streaming feed to the Wii.
    • 4 Sign up at the Netflix website for the Streaming Disc. Netflix will send a specially programmed disc to setup the Wii for watching the movies. When the disc arrives Netflix will provide instructions on how to install onto the Wii gaming console.

Read more: How to Setup Netflix for Wii ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5893624_setup-netflix-wii.html#ixzz1OybxaAO2


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Jun 11, 2011 | Nintendo Video Game Consoles & Games

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Our problem cantains a Wii.Our problem is how to get Netflix on the Wii without a disc or anything. We tried to fix it by putting in more information.


Download Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii Shop Channel
Now that your Wii console is connected to the Internet, you can download the Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii Shop Channel. Once it's downloaded, you'll use it to stream movies and TV episodes with your Wii.
  1. Select the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii Menu. shopselect.gif
  2. If you have not previously accessed the Wii Shop Channel, you will need to read and agree to the User Agreement. For help locating the User Agreement, click here.
  3. A screen will appear asking you if you want to link a Club Nintendo account to your Wii Shop account.
    • If you have a Club Nintendo Membership, enter your User Name and Password, then select "Link" on the right.
    • If you do not have a Club Nintendo Membership, leave the fields blank and select "Do not link" on the left.
  4. Select "Wii Channels" from the Wii Shop Channel main menu, then select "Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii." Select "Free 0 Wii Points" to begin the download.
  5. Once Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii has finished downloading, it will be added to your Wii menu.
After Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii has been added, the next thing you'll need to do is connect your Wii console with your Netflix account. Continue reading for more information.


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Connect your Wii console to your Netflix account
Before you can watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix, you will need to connect your Wii console to your Netflix account.

  1. On your Wii
    If you're not already on this screen on your television, select Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii from the Wii menu. (Don't have this option?) On this screen you will be presented with a code; remain on this screen during the activation process.
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  2. On your home computer
    Using an online device other than your Wii console - such as a PC, Mac, or Web-enabled phone - go to http://www.netflix.com/wii. (You will need to log into your Netflix account if you're not already logged in.)
  3. Still on your home computer
    Enter the code displayed on your television into the box on the bottom Netflix Web page, then click "Activate Now." (The code is case sensitive.)

  4. Back to your Wii
    Netflix will now attempt to activate the connection to your Wii console. This may take several minutes. When the process is complete, the Wii will automatically display your queue. (The screen on your computer will not change. Wait for the screen displayed by the Wii on your TV to indicate the activation has finished before going to another Web page.)

  5. And finally, watch TV episodes and movies streaming from Netflix on your Wii console by selecting the Netflix Instant Streaming for Wii on the Wii main menu.

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Feb 02, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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I have my wii hooked up to netflix and several times during any movie i watch it stops and retrieves. When it is through retrieving it starts back up playing


This is a common problem, what is happening is that it cannot get the data fast enough over your connection. You need to, if you can, open up your "Buffer Size" or simply download the movie first and NOT stream it, most times most peoples connections will give trouble streaming Movies. They say you can watch it, Online, as it were, well in my experience that's only true for about 50 - 60% of the time, many many reasons can contribute to problems transmitting and receiving the data. Another way is to stream the data in, but do not watch anything until, your PC has saved about say 20% then you should have enough of a Buffer so that you will be able to receive the data and still be able to watch it at the same time. Also ensure you have lots of HDD space and lots of RAM too, these all help. Also clean out your TEMP and TMP dir's regularly too.

Jul 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Tying to watch instant tv and movies with WII and netflix


That service isn't available quite yet. When it is, you will require a wii that's connected to the internet, some sort of netflix account, and a "Netflix Instant Streaming disc."
More info: http://www.nintendo.com/wii/netflix

Mar 27, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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