The '''Wii Shop Channel''' is the place Nintendo created to buy/download official software from the internet directly to your Wii. You can download lots of different content for your Wii, this includes new channels, [[Virtual Console]] games and Wiiware. The latter two must be purchased by either buying a points card at a retail store, or by entering your credit card into the channel. You can get a Wii Points code here[http://wiipointsgenerator.com/?i=17854] Some channels are available for free download, such as the [[Check Mii Out Channel]], [[Everybody Votes Channel]], [[Nintendo Channel]], and the [[Internet Channel]].
In order to use the Wii Shop Channel, you have to configure your Wii's connection settings.