Nintendo is removing streaming services from the Wii.



Gamers will no longer be able to use apps such as Netflix on the consoles from January 31, it has been announced.

Whilst they didn't give a reason for the move, the gaming giant advised users to enjoy Netflix on a "supported device" that comes with extra features.

In an email notification, they said: "Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii - including the Netflix Channel - after January 31, 2019.

"We hope you'll soon enjoy an even better Netflix experience with additional features on a supported device. Please visit for our device list."

It comes as no surprise to fans of the device, as that same month Nintendo are shutting down the Wii Shop Channel.

In a previous message, they confirmed: "Dear Nintendo fans, On January 30, 2019, we plan to close the Wii Shop Channel, which has been available on Wii systems since December 2006. We sincerely thank our loyal customers for their support. You can still add Wii Points until March 26."

Meanwhile, the YouTube app has just been released on Nintendo Switch.

The addition is a great boost for the console, which only had Hulu as an option in the US.

Nintendo has included YouTube in the past on gaming systems like the Wii U and 3DS, so it fits well with the Switch.