What Are Some Free Apps for the Nintendo Wii?


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Some free apps for the Nintendo Wii include Crunchyroll and YouTube. Both of these apps are available to download for free from the Wii Shop Channel. To access the Wii Shop Channel, users need to have a model of the Wii that has Internet capabilities, which excludes the Wii Mini.

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The Crunchyroll app gives users access to thousands of hours of anime shows for free right from their Wii gaming consoles. Some of the anime shows featured on Crunchyroll include “One Piece,” “Sword Art Online” and “Naruto Shippuden.”

Crunchyroll gives people the option to watch anime shows for free or to become premium members. If users watch for free, they have to deal with ads. Premium members get to watch ad-free and get access to simulcasts. This is a service that allows people to watch anime shows as soon as one hour after they air in Japan. As of December 2015, Crunchyroll offers new members a free trial of the premium membership.

The YouTube app for the Wii is completely free and gives users access to all of the videos on YouTube right from their Wii consoles. The YouTube app has Wii Remote support, which allows users to interact with the onscreen keyboard using the Wii Remote as a pointing device. Users can also log in to their YouTube accounts to access their “Watch Later” lists.

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