Netflix's website lists Jan. 30 as the day support will end, with a representative confirming that date to CNET despite a previously reported customer service email posted to Reddit listing Jan. 31. The announcement on Netflix's website states:
"Unfortunately, Nintendo will suspend all video streaming services on Wii - including the Netflix Channel - after January 30, 2019 "
It looks like Nintendo is likely shutting down other streaming services for the Wii -- like Hulu and Amazon Video -- as well.
The Wii was a smash-hit in its heyday, selling over 101 million units. Although it's 12 years old, it's probably still floating around in plenty of homes -- and its ability to stream Netflix or Hulu has kept it relevant.
My old Wii is still plugged in at my parents' house as a dedicated Netflix machine. But once Nintendo takes away streaming, it may be time to retire my Wii forever.
Nintendo will still let you stream video on your Hulu instead., or . Netflix isn't on the Switch yet, but you can use or
Nintendo didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published Nov. 12, 2018, at 9:29 a.m. PT.
Update 11:33 a.m. PT: Adds Netflix's confirmation that the end of the streaming will be on Jan. 30.