Harmony experience with Nintendo Wii

It's compatible with Harmony Express and hub‑based products

Wii Wii U

Setup



Set up your Nintendo Wii
Setup and configure your Nintendo Wii or Wii U, install any desired apps such as Netflix or Amazon.
Connect Harmony and Nintendo Wii
Once connected, you'll be able to set up and use Activities which include your Wii.

Add Nintendo Wii to your Harmony setup

Print Mobile Steps
  1. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.
Adding from mobile
  1. Select DEVICES and then press the ADD DEVICE button at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE and enter manufacturer, Microsoft and model number Wii or Wii U.
Adding from mobile
  1. Once complete, we recommend setting up a Play a Game Activity.
Print Desktop Steps
  1. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Select the Add device button.
  3. Enter the manufacturer Nintendo and model number Wii or Wii U.

  4. Once complete, we recommend setting up a Play a Game Activity.

Control

Netflix

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast-Forward and Rewind commands work. Netflix allows you to move a frame forward or backward using the direction left and right arrows.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

Amazon

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Amazon app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast-Forward and Rewind commands work.

Amazon does not permit keyboard text entry and only allows for direction pad navigation of their on-screen keyboard.

YouTube

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, Fast-Forward and Rewind commands work. YouTube allows you to navigate between videos using the Direction Right and Left commands.

Text entry is possible using the Harmony mobile app.

Browser

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the web browser.

Media Keys are not used within the Browser app.

Text entry is possible using Harmony Smart Keyboard or Harmony app.

Other apps

The behavior of other apps may vary based on the app's design.

Customize



Adjust the physical buttons on your remote

Harmony has already optimized the buttons on your remote; however you can further customize these buttons depending on your preference.

Add, remove, or rename commands on your remote's screen

Harmony displays commands specific to your Play Game Activity on your remote's screen. You can add, remove, or rename them.

Customize Harmony mobile app buttons

You can view common Nintendo Wii commands on your phone or tablet screen. You can add, remove, or rearrange these commands.

Set your own swipe gestures

By default, swiping up or down on the gestures screen will change volume. There are 22 gestures in total, view and customize them from the app.

Creating your Play a Game Activity


Activity requirements

For this Activity, you must have compatible lights such as Philips Hue lights. If you need to check any of your devices, to see if they're compatible with Harkmony, you can do so using our device compatibility tool.

  1. Launch the Harmony mobile app and connect to your Harmony hub.
  2. Tap MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > ACTIVITIES.
creating a Smart TV Activity
  1. A list of your current Activities will be listed, tap ADD ACTIVITY at the bottom.
  2. Select Play a Game, and select the devices used in this Activity, such as your television, AV receiver and lights.
  3. Confirm your devices power on using the mobile app, then tap MY DEVICES ARE ON.
  4. Select your TV input as well as the input for any other devices, such as an AV receiver.

Configure your lights for gaming:

  1. Once you reach the ADJUSTING DEVICES screen, tap the > button in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select lights you would like included in this Activity, along with the desired light settings for when your Activity starts.
  3. When you're done adding additional devices, tap the > button in the upper right-hand corner.
  4. On the next screen, you'll be asked to select a desired end state for your devices, select each device, setting them to OFF.
  5. Finally, tap > in the upper right-hand corner. Your account will sync, completing the process.

Setup

Adding Nintendo Wii to your Harmony setup

  1. Launch the Harmony Express app and tap Edit Setup.
  2. Next, tap + to perform a Wi‑Fi scan, and select your device.
    • If your device isn't found, ensure it's on the same Wi-Fi network as Harmony Express.
    • If you still have issues, reboot your device and router then try again.
  3. Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.
Add Device to Harmony Express

Control

Voice

You can use your voice to send commands such as turn on, turn off, and more. Tap What to say in the Harmony Express app to see sample commands for your device. Launching apps using your voice is not supported for this device.

For more information on how to use your voice with Harmony Express, see: Voice commands on Harmony Express

Remote

Although Harmony has already mapped default commands to your remote buttons, you have the ability to assign custom commands to them. For more information, see: Customizing physical buttons on your remote

Supported apps

Amazon

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Amazon app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work.

Netflix

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Netflix allows you to move a frame forward or backward using the direction left and right arrows.

Hulu

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Hulu app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Hulu allows you to skip 10 seconds forward or back using the direction left and right arrows.

YouTube

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. YouTube allows you to navigate between videos using the Direction Right and Left commands.

Browser

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Browser app.

Media Keys are not used within the Browser app.

Other apps

The behavior of other apps may vary depending on the app's design.

Integration details

Harmony Express remotes Hub‑based remotes

Harmony Hub pairs and controls Nintendo Wii using your home Wi‑Fi network. Please ensure your Nintendo Wii (or Wii U) is connected to the same home network as your Harmony hub. Your Harmony hub and Wii (or Wii U) must be within 15 feet, or 5 meters, of each other. However, they do not require direct line of site.

Harmony Express pairs and controls Nintendo Wii using your home Wi‑Fi network. Please ensure your Nintendo Wii (or Wii U) is connected to the same home network as your Harmony blaster. Your Harmony blaster and Wii (or Wii U) must be within 15 feet, or 5 meters, of each other. However, they do not require direct line of site.

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