Google Reader comes to the Wii

Google Reader LabsA version of Google’s web-based RSS reader, designed specifically for use on Nintendo’s Wii, has been released into the wild. The work of a few Wii-owning Google engineers, Google Reader for Wii takes full advantage of the Wii Remote, and the interface is scaled for comfortable viewing on a television.

Writing on the official Google Reader blog, Google engineer, Mihai Parparita, says:

Earlier this year, I acquired a Nintendo Wii. As I was recovering from Wii elbow, I began to explore the capabilities of the Opera-based Internet Channel. It occurred that Reader may be a lot of fun on the Wii, especially with many photo and video feeds.

Some weekend hacking confirmed my suspicions, and the rest of the team also seemed to think it’d be a neat side project.

To access Google Reader on your Wii, point your browser at reader.google.com. Alternatively, if you’re currently Wii-less you can visit www.google.com/reader/wii or check out this video.

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2 Responses to “Google Reader comes to the Wii”

  1. Will says:

    The Wii interface for Google Reader is great! I actually use it over the regular on my Computers and Notebook.

  2. […] Via recently launched Read/WriteWeb sibling last10 I found the Wii version of the Google Reader, my RSS feedreader of choice. Naturally I couldn’t resist checking it out and it looks decent enough. You can watch it in your browser, on your Wii of course, or thanks to Youtube below. […]

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