View pictures and videos

Have some photos or videos on an SD memory card or cell phone? The Photo Channel lets you display your digital images and movies on your television screen. Zoom in or out on the photo, or watch them in a slideshow. You can even put your favorite songs on an SD memory card to play as the background music in the slideshow.

Compatible File Formats
More info about SD memory cards

Have fun with your photos

Have fun with your images by drawing on them or using other cool effects. You can even turn your photos into a puzzle that you can put back together using the Wii Remote.

If you wish to save the changes you've made to your images, you can paste them into a Message Board message.
Pasting photos to the Wii Message Board

By pasting your digital photos from your SD memory card to the Wii Message Board , you can save them on the Wii console. The photos saved on the Wii Message Board can be sent to registered Wii friends.

Check out these enhancements to the Photo Channel, which will be available in December, 2007.

Personalize your Wii Menu by making one of your favorite digital images from an SD memory card as the Photo Channel icon.
Consumers with MP3 compatible Photo Channels will have the option of updating their Photo Channel to version 1.1, which replaces MP3 compatibility with the ability to play AAC files. AAC files provide a greater sound quality than an MP3 of the same size. This new compatibility will work with MP4 audio files in the .m4a format. Additionally, you can now choose to have the songs play back in a random order.

*Wii consoles sold in retail stores starting in December 2007 should include AAC file support.

*Starting in early December 2007, Wii Console owners who do not have AAC file compatibility will have the option of updating their Photo Channel to version 1.1 by downloading the new version from the Wii Shop Channel. Please note that once the Photo Channel has been updated to version 1.1, the channel will no longer be able to play MP3 format music files. Wii games that currently have features which use MP3 music files will continue to use the MP3 file format. These Wii games will not be compatible with the AAC files.

Additionally, consumers who purchase a Wii console with the updated Photo Channel (ver. 1.1) already installed will not be able to install the previous version to support MP3 playback.