How do I connect my old Wii to my smart TV?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To connect your old Wii to your smart TV, you will need a Wii to HDMI adapter. This adapter converts the Wii’s standard AV output into an HDMI signal that can be recognized by modern smart TVs. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Purchase a Wii to HDMI adapter: You can easily find these adapters online or at electronics stores. Make sure to choose a reliable one that is compatible with your Wii model.

2. Connect the adapter to your Wii: The Wii to HDMI adapter usually comes with an HDMI cable and a separate cable for audio. Start by plugging the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the adapter. Then, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to an available HDMI input on your smart TV.

3. Connect the audio cable: Most Wii to HDMI adapters also include an audio cable that needs to be connected separately. Locate the audio output on the adapter and plug one end of the audio cable into it. The other end of the audio cable should be connected to the corresponding audio input on your TV. This step is necessary to ensure that you have both video and audio signals.

4. Power up the Wii: Plug the power cord of your Wii into a power outlet and turn it on. Make sure your TV is set to the correct HDMI input channel. Use your TV remote to navigate to the input select or source button and select the HDMI input that you connected the Wii to.

5. Configure your TV settings: Once you’ve selected the HDMI input, you should see the Wii’s output on your TV screen. However, you may need to adjust the display settings on your TV to optimize the picture quality. This can usually be done through your TV’s menu, under settings or display options. Refer to your TV’s user manual for specific instructions on adjusting the display settings.

6. Test the connection: Insert a game disc into your Wii and play it to ensure that both the video and audio are working properly. If you don’t hear any sound, double-check your audio connections and TV settings.

That’s it! You have successfully connected your old Wii to your smart TV using a Wii to HDMI adapter. Enjoy playing your favorite Wii games on the big screen with improved picture quality.