YouTube on Wii

You can now watch YouTube videos on the Wii. In the YouTube app you’ll be able to view your subscribed channels and search for content.

Signing in

You can discover and watch YouTube videos without a YouTube account, but to view your playlists, favorites, and uploaded videos, you must sign into your YouTube account. To sign in with your YouTube account, follow these steps:

Part 1: On your Wii:

  1. Open the YouTube for Wii app.
  2. Select Sign In & Settings.
  3. Select Sign In.

Part 2: On your desktop computer:

  1. In your browser, navigate to www.youtube.com/activate.
  2. Sign in with your YouTube account.
  3. Enter the code listed on your Wii.
  4. Click the Allow access button.

Playing and discovering videos

Playing videos

Once you select a video to play, a player controls bar will appear allowing you to perform the following actions:

  • Pause/resume the video (On your Wii Remote, you can also press the A button to pause/resume the video.)
  • Fast forward
  • Rewind 

To exit the video, select the Back Arrow icon or press the B button on your Wii Remote.

Searching for videos

Select the Search icon to search for your favorite YouTube videos. As you enter in your search terms, the search results will autocomplete. To scroll through the results, press the Plus and Minus icons.

My YouTube

You can personalize your YouTube experience by selecting My YouTube. You’ll be able to view your playlists, select Safety Mode defaults, and more.

  • Sign out - Select this to sign out of your account.
  • Safety Mode - Enable Safety Mode to avoid videos that may contain inappropriate content. This feature uses community flagging and other signals to block objectionable content. Please note that Safety Mode does not guarantee the blocking of all inappropriate videos. The option to turn on Safety Mode for every user that signs into your Wii is also available.
  • Favorites - View the videos in your Favorites playlist.
  • My Playlists - View your current playlists.
  • Uploads - View videos you have uploaded.
  • Help & Terms - Links to YouTube’s Terms of Service and additional support information can be found here.