For example, the Netflix channel on the Wii is nothing more than a glorified Netflix app, and so on.
To that end, we might think of the Homebrew Channel as an app launcher channel, which means you can copy special apps and games to your SD card and launch them through the HBC.
The Wii is already a pretty versatile gaming console.
Out of the box you could play hundreds of virtual console games, which are exact replicas of older titles for systems like NES, Sega Genesis, Commodore 64, and more.
Of course, the standard warnings and disclaimers apply: any changes or modifications you perform on your Wii are completely up to you and your sole responsibility.
Channels are nothing more really than Nintendo’s version of apps.
So when you open a channel, all it’s going to do is give you extended functionality above and beyond just playing games.
The Nintendo Wii was introduced in 2006 and, since then, over 100 million units have shipped.
So, the Wii is almost ten years old, plentiful, and with a few simple hacks, you can conceivably extend its life a few more years.
The nice thing about the Wii, however, is that it not only has a lot of great games behind it, but with a few easy modifications, it can be turned into a simple DVD player.
This is great if you want to hand the Wii down to your kids and give them a child-friendly gaming platform, but also let them watch movies as well.