Nintendo updates Wii's Internet Channel, adds Keyboard support

Wii System Update 3.1 allows the console to support USB keyboards, meaning gamers are no longer limited to an on-screen keyboard, typed on with the Wiimote.

Well, sort of. As Nintendo says: "You can now use a USB keyboard with your Wii. Please note that some USB keyboards may not function correctly."

So you can use USB keyboards. Or perhaps not.

"Please note that the USB keyboard is compatible with the Wii Menu, but is not supported by the Everybody Votes Channel or the Mii Channel," the vendor added.

The update also allows users to type in a keyword, such as 'Mario', and highlight it with their Wii Remote to perform a Yahoo! or Google search. Nintendo's increased the maximum number of saveable favourites from 48 to 56 as well.

Gamers can now send any URL, including their favourites, directly to buddies' Wii Message Boards, along with a personalised message. And if you're popular enough to get one yourself, then you can directly launch the Internet Channel by clicking on the URL.

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Kokoro4023d ago

it was about time. Was a pain to do otherwise.

WilliamRLBaker4023d ago

we're enabled in the last update thats not new.

ITR4023d ago

Now where is that extra storage!
We need it for those Turbo CD games and Neo Geo games.

ChickeyCantor4023d ago

actually in an interview they said they found a way to compress allot of data.

...but i hope there will be one though -_-

Kwertie4023d ago

Welcome to last week slowpoke :p
(Not sure about America, but Europe got this update about a week ago. Makes a change to be in good time)