Wii Operations Manual
Using the Wii Menu
When the Wii console power is turned on, the first screen you will see is the Wii Menu. From this screen, you can do several activities:
Play a Game Disc
Use one of the built-in software programs (Channels) included with the Wii console
Change Wii console settings
Access the SD Card Menu screen (To use this menu item, an SD Card [sold separately] must be inserted into the SD Card slot. The icon will appear gray if there is no SD Card inserted.)
Interact with the Wii Message Board
Play a Wii or Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, start one of the built-in software programs included with the Wii console, or start other software programs downloaded to your console from the Wii Shop Channel. You can also select the Wii + Internet icon to view the Get Connected video about connecting your Wii system to the Internet.
The Wii Menu can have up to 48 Channels at one time. If you have more Channels than can be shown on the screen at one time, these can be accessed by selecting the blue scroll arrows.
These are the current Channels available:
- Disc Channel – Play Wii and Nintendo GameCube games.
- Mii Channel – Create characters that can be used in Mii-compatible software programs.
- Photo Channel – View digital photos and videos from SD Cards.
- Wii Shop Channel (Internet connection required) – Download new Channels, or use Wii Points™ to download Virtual Console supported games and other Wii programs such as WiiWare titles, or purchase goods (when available) offered on the Wii Shop Channel.
- Forecast Channel (Internet connection required) – Check the weather conditions in different locations.
- News Channel (Internet connection required) – View news from around the world.
Get Connected Video
Select the Wii + Internet icon from the Wii Menu to watch a video showing the many advantages of connecting your Wii system to the Internet. Once you have connected your Wii system to the Internet, if you select this icon again, you will be asked if you would like to keep the video or delete it. Deleting the video will free up Wii system memory. If this program is deleted, it cannot be recovered. It will also be permanently deleted if you format the Wii system memory (see page 63).
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