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Feedsee Games : Wii Browser : Opera Web browser released for the game console

Nintendo and Opera have brought the Internet to the living room couch with a free beta version of the Opera Web browser. Wii owners who are connected and have activated the Wii Shop Channel can download a free beta version of the Opera browser to activate the Internet Channel of the Wii Menu and begin surfing the Web. The final version of the Opera browser will be available at the end of March 2007, and will be free for all Wii owners to download through the end of June 2007. After June, users who haven't already downloaded the Opera browser can go to the Wii Shop Channel to download it for 500 Wii Points. The Internet Channel provides an optimal Web browsing experience on people's home television. The Adobe Flash-enabled beta version of the Opera browser puts the Internet right onto owners' television screens and lets them browse with ease, enabling them to check sports scores, plot maps or visit their favorite Web sites. I've been watching Youtube from the comfort of my couch and it is a lot of fun (don't click full-screen mode until the clip has played through once). It has a great zoom feature that helps size the video portion of the page. Sometimes a JavaScript error message comes up; in that case, reset things and come back.