Learn how to install the Homebrew Browser


To use the Homebrew Browser you need the following:
  • A Homebrewed Wii with Internet Access
    • If your Wii is not homebrewed, visit this guide, and then come back.
  • An SD Card


  1. Go to this page to download the Homebrew Browser.
    Scroll down to the "Recommended Download" section and click "Download File".

  2. Connect your SD Card to your computer and extract the contents of the .ZIP file you just downloaded into the root folder.
  3. Extract the SD Card from your computer and insert it into the Wii, load the Homebrew Channel and you should see the Homebrew Browser.
    • If you don't see the Homebrew Browser you did Step 2 wrong. Check the linked image for reference.

  4. Notice: Ensure your SD card is NOT write-protected! Homebrew Browser will not start if it is.

Unofficial Guides

Compiled in this page are some unofficial guides we have found.

Want to add your own guide/tutorial? Maybe remove an outdated one? Simply click the "Edit this page on GitHub" button at the top of the page and the rest is straightforward!

Text Guides

Read step-by-step instructions on installation of the Homebrew Browser:

Name Language Link
Wii Guide Multiple https://wii.guide/osc

Video Guides

Watch the installation process of the Homebrew Browser:

Thumbnail Name Author Language Link
Install the Open Shop Channel (new Homebrew Browser) on the Nintendo Wii! (2020 Tutorial) Michael MJD English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx31xQKvcwM
NEW Openshop Homebrew Browser Setup 2020 (Emulators, Games and More!) Anton Retro English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEgfPMNuE44
Download Homebrew Apps Direct on your Wii! (OPEN SHOP CHANNEL GUIDE) FunkyScott47 English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWU9bK4MpQs
How to install the open shop channel Below Average Gaming English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IubFwOIz1xg