Download Free Nintendo Wii Opera Browser

By | June 27, 2007 | 22 Comments


If you own a great Nintendo Wii device and haven’t tried Opera for Wii yet, make sure you try it now for free, as on Sunday it will cost 5 USD (500 Wii points).

You can do so many cool things with it. Watch Youtube videos, play flash games and just surf the net.

Learn more about Wii Opera powered browser here.


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  • arnold

    I want to explore the amazing experience of internet on wii

  • dan

    thank you

  • dan

    if it works thank v mnuch

  • gabi fischer

    fine to ply in internet

  • craig

    HUGE disappointment. Way overhyped. Don’t waste 500 WII points on this DOG.

    I knew the Opera browser on the WII would *not* be as easy to use or as full-featured as a PC-based browser, but given the fact Nintendo co-developed it I was expecting a solid product. Man, was I disappointed.

    Here are the issues I encountered:

    - First and foremost the text is unreadable unless you zoom in at like 200% or more. So you can only read a small section of any given web page.

    - Second it was significantly slower loading pages than a PC-based browser. While using the WII browser I was using my PC at the same time, and the WII browser was on average 50% slower loading pages

    - Third there were many websites that just didn’t work right with the WII browser. In particular YouTube XL (which is supposedly optimized for the WII browser) would not play a single video for me. There were other websites which did not work right including Facebook, Chase Bank, Bank of America, and Weather Channel. In addition, I had to switch back to Classic Yahoo Mail because the current version of Yahoo Mail won’t work with the WII browser. Some websites did work though.

    - Fourth, the keyboard intergration is terrible. Yes, it does work with a wireless USB keyboard, but MANY basic keyboard conventions are not supported. Once you’ve entered values on a web page if you press Enter, nothing happens. You have to use the WII remote to point-n-click the button on the webpage. Also when using the keyboard to type in text, pressing Enter does not implicitly click the OK button. Instead it inserts a CRLF character in the text. Also when editing text using the keyboard the cursor keys do not work. So either you use the Backspace key to move around (and re-type stuff) or you use the WII remote to point where you want to move in the text. Also using shift with the cursor keys does not allow you to highlight text. In addition, pressing the cursor keys while viewing a web page does not scroll up and down.

    Fifth, the WII browser does not have an AutoComplete feature like any other modern browser. If the keyboard integration was better, then this wouldn’t be such a big issue. But it’s a royal pain to re-enter the same stinking logon id and password at each and every site I visit regularly.

    Sixth, the WII browser does not have a Find feature to search for text on a web page. This is especially a big problem because web pages are unreadable unless you zoom in close, and then you have to scroll around the whole page to find what you’re looking for.

    Seventh, the WII browser does not support a tabbed interface, so you can only have one web site open at a time.

    Finally, the WII browser does not allow you to select, Copy, Paste text. This is a real pain because I use this feature very often when browsing. For example, when I first tried to logon to Chase Bank, it detected my WII as a different PC. So it made me go through the process of getting a new “Activation Code” (which was sent to my email). So I had to leave Chase, go to my email, write down the long Activation Code, go back to Chase, and manually type in the long Activation Code. A seriously major pain in the butt.

    In conclusion, the WII Internet Channel is the BIGGEST waste of $5 I’ve ever encountered in my life.

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON THIS DOG!!

    • http://yahoo.com Jake

      hey whoever u are the wii is not for “chase bank” or banks its for games thats why its called a game console idiot so let ur kids play and if u dont have any why do u even HAVE A FREAKIN WII and if u keep complaining about the internet channel why dont u get a refund moron u can do that and second of course u cant do all that stuff it tells u in the manual idiot so stop whining and start going out to the bank so u wont sue nintendo for having to type in your “activation code” its for kids not adults and last why are u complaining about it i thought adults knew better so fck off loser stop complaining.

    • http://yahoo.com Jake

      another thing i use my wii and i have the update and everything get this and it may be hard for u to belive— IT WORKS FINE *gasp* OMG it has video games that arent even for the wii theyre for the pc and they work and the keyboards do work i dont know what u did to fck up ur wii but man u screwed it up bad ur fault not nintendo and they even told u what was availible for the internet they have a video and everything watch that first because i did and mine works dandy XD loser

    • http://yahoo.com Jake

      last thing: its free now and if u bought it with the points u get a free game at the end of october stick that in ur freaking oven but all in all i will agree with the copy and paste and all that but u went over the edge and u can use the the sursor buttons to go up and down 3/4′s of the stuff u said wasnt true except the copy thing

  • wiiner

    dude, you cant expect it to be perfect. have you tried browser on psp its also slow and you cant watch videos. Its only 5 dollars! – get a job thats like 15 minutes pay better than wasting your money on a pie or something…..

  • Mancho

    @craig
    Are you seriously complaining that internet banking was kinda hard to deal with on your GAMING CONSOLE?!?

    • http://yahoo.com Jake

      THANK U CRAIG thats exactly what i would say besides why are u using a wii in the first place for bank even for games XD that guys an idiot huh?

  • WiiBoi

    Wow, Craig, my friend. Ummm the Opera Wii Browser wasn’t designed for EVERYDAY use. Yeah, it’s great for little things, but most people don’t do banking on an insecure webconnection. For your video problem, look up a program called Orb. It is a little program you install on your computer and makes media viewing so much easier. It’s only $5 so I wouldn’t expect the Wii Opera Browser to be perfect with every website, since there are almost no updates for the browser, which really sucks cause Flash Player needs a major update to help with internet viewing experience. Well, that all I have to say for now, but I hope Orb will do the trick for you.
    http://orb.com/

  • Pizza Man Dude

    by using the wii media center x free software you run your networked pc as storage and access files from it.. That is worth the 5 bucks

  • http://yahoo.com Jake

    u know whats funny about the guy thats complaining *laughs* im using wii to do this XD

    • Seth

      Lol, me too…=D

  • http://www.gamer-search.webs.com gamer-search

    where can i doownload opera browser on wii

  • wii

    Where can i download this?
    i can’t see where the download link is

  • Jonny

    WORST BROWSER EVER!!!

  • http://youtube.com/yahoo.com sam

    i really need this for my wii and my ipod classic is broken i heard that you could put itunes in the wii so is there anyway to download it for me please i’m despite

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    thanks for the info. will browsing is great .

  • Unick Rebaja

    lol