Following the massive sales of PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii has snapped quite a lot of attention in the home-console market. Despite so much hype, connecting Wii to smart TVs has been a common issue, especially in smart TVs that don't have the traditional AV connection.
If you're having a hard time connecting the Nintendo Wii to any TV, this guide can help you use the Wii without an HDMI or AV output.
How to Connect Wii to Smart TV Smoothly and Easily
Method 1: HDMI Cable
Most smart TVs don't come with additional ports, making connecting an external console a bit of a hassle. However, you always have the option to use a component cable option.
With the help of an HDMI adapter, you can easily connect Wii to a reliable HDMI and then to your smart TV to enjoy the TV experience.
Follow the steps below to connect Wii to your smart TV using an HDMI converter.
1. Use an HDMI cable at least 6-7 ft long and connect one end to the Wii port while the other end on the TV.
2. Next, turn on the console. Go to TV settings and switch the TV input to the HDMI port to activate the HDMI adapter.
3. Once activated on your TV, you can now easily enjoy your Wii connected to the smart TV.
Method 2. VGA
Using a VGA monitor is another helpful way to connect Wii to Smart TV, especially if you're using it as a PC without any additional ports. However, an important thing to note is that the VGA monitor doesn't allow audio transfers, so you'll need a separate audio input to connect to your TV.
Method 3: Check your Ram
Using a faulty, damaged, or insufficient Ram can also disturb your COD gaming, especially if you've not upgraded your Ram to the latest version for very long. Follow the steps below to check your Ram and solve DEV Error 6068.
- Go to your computer settings and write "Ram" in the search bar.
- Click on the option "Check Ram storage" and note down the Ram your system has.
- If it's less than 16 GB, replace it with a higher value Ram from brands like Crucial, TEAM GROUP, Corsair, etc.
Method 4. SCART Connector
Want to connect Wii to your TV but don't have enough ports? Using a SCART connector can help you out. Like a USB, it can provide multiple connections without an AV connection cable. Follow the steps below to address to connect the SCART connector to your smart TV.
1. Look for an AV to Scart adaptor
2. Connect one end to an HDMI cable and the other with the component AV cable.
3. Now, connect the other side of the HDMI cable to the TV.
4. Switch on the TV and go to settings. Select input/source and click on SCART to access your Wii without any hassle.
Method 5. Component Cable
Not only cheap but using a component cable is an incredibly effective way to connect the Nintendo Wii to the limited ports available on your TV. However, it only allows the transmission of an HD signal, which requires you to use an additional audio cable. Follow the steps below to connect Wii to your smart TV with a component cable.
1. Buy a component cable and differentiate the 5 different colored inputs based on their colors.
2. Use an AV cable and connect with the most suitable matching color in the component cable box.
3. Now, put one end of the AV cable to the Wii and the other to the TV.
4. Lastly, turn on the TV, go to settings and select input/source to choose the AV cable for your Wii viewing experience.
Method 6. S-Video Cable
S-video cables, as one of the best RCA connectors, can help you create a stable s-video connection by following the steps mentioned below.
1. Find an S-video cable, AV cable, and a break-out box.
2. From the AV cables, connect one end of the red and white cable to the S-video box while the other to the back side of your TV.
3. Once everything is connected, turn on your TV to ensure all connections are secure.
- Next, go to settings and choose input/interface.
- Scroll down through the options and click on S-video to complete the process.
Method 7: Nintendo Wii's Default Cables
The best and easiest way to ensure a proper connection with the Nintendo to your TV is by using its default TV cables.
Follow the steps below to connect your Nintendo Wii's to the console to your smart TV.
1. Use Nintendo Wii's default TV cable and connect one end to the TV.
2. Next, connect one end of the RCA TV to the console while the other to the back side of the TV.
3. Make sure both the red and white cables for the audio and yellow for the video are connected securely.
4. Now, turn on your TV, go to settings, and enable the Wii viewing experience with the help of your Remote.
5. As an alternative, you can also look for other inputs like Select, EXT, AUX, or AV.
Method 8: An AV Cable
As much as easily available, a standard component AV cable is one of the simplest ways to connect the Wii directory to the Smart TV. Follow the steps below to proceed with the process.
1. Take a closer look at the three AV inputs on your TV in different colors, yellow, white, and red.
2. Use the AV cable and plug it into their respective inputs based on the matching color.
3. Switch on your TV, and go to the option of input/source. From there, select the AV cable to access your Wii through that.
How do you hook up a Wii to a TV without AV cables?
Without an AV cable, connecting Wii Nintendo to a Smart TV without AV cables can be a bit of a hassle, especially if it's your first time.
The best thing to do is to follow the steps below.
1. Connect one end of your Nintendo Wii to the HDMI cable while the other is on the TV.
2. Once it's connected, go to ''Settings and Output'' on the HDMI channel and choose the option of ''Input Select'' to access the settings.
How do you hook up an old Wii to a new TV?
If you're looking to hook up an old Wii to a new TV, the best thing to do is use an AV cable to the Wii cable.
1. Take the AV cable and insert one end of the Wii cable and the other end to the back of the TV.
2. Use an AV multi-out connector, another end to the back of the console.
3. Next, match the colors of the connector and connect to the cable
Why can't I connect my Wii to my TV?
Most new Nintendo Wii is compatible with only a specific type of external connectors, and using an AV cable is one of them.
There can be many possible reasons you can't connect your Wii to your TV.
1. Using a different cable:
If you're using a Wii AV cable or Wii component video cable, chances are higher that you would want to use a different cable.
2. Poor connection
A number of factors can cause poor connection when connecting your Wii Nintendo to your smart TV. To solve that problem, follow the steps below.
- Create a new connection profile
- Check for a wireless interference
- Plug the Nintendo Wii back again and recheck the connection.
- Place the Wii console in an open area and remove the network blockages.
3. Improper settings
Whether HDMI or AV cable, you can never connect your Wii to your TV with the wrong or improper settings.
To ensure you're right on the settings, follow the steps below.
1. Once the cables are connected, open the settings of your TV.
2. Search for the connector you're using
3. Click on the connector and choose it as an input/source to enjoy the high-end TV experience through your Wii.
The Bottom Line
Whether you've bought this Wii console recently or using it for a long time, a rule of thumb is to have at least 2 or 3 reliable options to connect your Wii console to any tv.
Depending on the model of your TV, choose a method that works best in connecting the Wii to your smart TV, even without the need for lots of ports and cables.
Before you try connecting the console, make sure your TV is set to the correct input, for which you better connect the console using the original Wii output to create a stable AV connection.