New Channels include for example the Everybody Votes Channel and the Internet Channel.Separate Channels are graphically displayed in a grid and can be navigated using the pointer capability of the Wii Remote.
Several game discs, both first-party and third-party games, have included system software updates so that players who are not connected to the Internet can still update their system.
This means that while a piece of software is running, everything seen on the screen comes from that software, and not from any operating system or firmware.
This includes the home menu (a menu of uniform appearance that appears when the home button is pressed in any piece of official Wii software), and any error messages that might appear.
Some of the functions provided by these Channels on the Wii used to limited to a computer, such as a full-featured web browser and digital photo viewer.
Users can also use Channels to create and share cartoon-like digital avatars called Miis and download new games and Channels directly from the Wii Shop Channel.