first-gen iPad shows Wii Shop error message when loading Netflix

first-gen iPad shows Wii Shop error message when loading Netflix
first-gen iPad shows Wii Shop error message when loading Netflix
Image: Nintendo Life

Technology has come a long way since 2011. This was the year that saw the release of the original 3DS and the Wii Family Edition, while tablet sales began to pick up following the resounding success of the first iPad. Booting up Apple’s first tablet – running iOS 5.1.1 no less – yesterday, a user received a blast from the past as he attempted to load Netflix onto the device only to be hit with a particularly anti- Apple.

Instead of Apple’s usual error code, Twitter user @fcbunn found that the now-defunct Netflix app instead prompted the following Wii Shop-based tips:

This disc is no longer supported. To watch instantly, simply download Netflix from the Wii Shop Channel

Now, we can’t claim insider knowledge of the inner workings of Apple’s Helpline, but something tells us that filing your complaint on the Wii Shop Channel Most likely will not give the streaming service result you are looking for. That being said, instead of having to drag you through the final 26-hour episodes each of stranger thingsyou’d be treated to jazzy beats from the Wii Shop – so every cloudwe guess.

Sadly, this Nintendo glitch was quickly fixed, with Bunn tweeting today that the error message had now been replaced with a much more fruitful link to Netflix supported devices. They also took the opportunity to issue an official apology to the Netflix developer who had to go back and correct the decade-old error.

People on Twitter were quick to try to find a reason for the problem, with theories ranging from the shared device web service to a particularly strong thread that claimed Bunn had edited the photo for his own gain – because there’s certainly not that a device running 2011 software could possibly slip, right?

Whatever the real reason, we think it’s safe to say that if this error has made anything certain, it’s that Wii Shop Channel music is blocked again. firmly in our heads.

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. firstgen iPad shows Wii Shop error message loading Netflix

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