If you are still using your Nintendo Wii and fire up the YouTube app, users will be greeted with this message:
“Notice: This YouTube app will no longer be supported. After 6/30/2017, the YouTube app on this device will no longer be supported, but you can still access YouTube in many other ways. A list of supported YouTube devices is available at youtube.com/devices”
To be honest, it is a bit of a surprise that this app lasted as long as it did. At the same time, the YouTube app on the Wii was not exactly the best way to view YouTube anyway.
The Wii has been dying a slow death. Back in May 2014, Nintendo shut down all online functionality for the Wii and original DS. Then, back in 2013, Nintendo shut down other unique Wii services like the Everybody Votes, Weather, and news Channels.
However, Netflix and Hulu are still supported on the Wii. The Wii Shop Channel, in which users can buy digital content, is still up and running… but who knows for how long.