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Miiverse PC: Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

By Kevin on Apr 24 2013 09:10 PM
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The newly available Miiverse, accessible via PC web browser, is in its beta phase. For that reason, there are a number of options or features that may not be initially available. Because this service is very new, you may have a few burning questions about it. Below, are some questions and answers that Nintendo have provided for its users. Most of them are likely already obvious, but the last portion is probably the most important. Have fun and happy posting!

What is a Nintendo Network ID?

It is the ID that is needed to use Nintendo Network services. It can be checked on the Wii U User Settings screen. (It is different from a Club Nintendo account.) A Nintendo Network ID can currently only be created on Wii U.

I forgot my Nintendo Network ID. What should I do?

You can check your Nintendo Network ID by pressing the HOME Button while the Wii U Menu is displayed and selecting the friend list.

What password is this?

It is the password that you set when you created your Nintendo Network ID on Wii U.

I forgot my password. What should I do?

Follow the instructions below using the Wii U GamePad to receive a temporary password.
You can have a temporary password sent to the email address you registered when creating your Nintendo Network ID.

1. On the user-selection screen, select the user for which you've forgotten the password, and touch "User Settings".
2. Touch "View/Modify User Information".
3. Touch "I Forgot".
4. Touch "Send" and a temporary password will be sent to your email address.

What is "Remember Me"?

Ticking the Remember Me option will keep you signed in to Nintendo Network without the need to enter your ID and password again. If you are sharing this device with others, please untick this option. Your details will be stored for up to a month after you last signed in.

Will this service work on my browser?

If the service is not appearing correctly, please try the following:
  • Update your browser to the latest version.
  • Use the default browser for your device.
  • (We cannot guarantee this service will be compatible with all browsers.)
Will this service work on my mobile phone?

In general, this service does not support mobile phones other than smartphones.

What kind of service is Miiverse?

Miiverse is a new part of the Nintendo Network service which you can experience through your Mii. It enables players to share their various game experiences with other people around the world.
See here for more details. (Redirects to Nintendo UK website)

How do I use Miiverse?

To use Miiverse, you need a Wii U console which is connected to the internet. You will need to create a Nintendo Network ID, and then you can start Miiverse. This ID will also allow access to Miiverse from a PC, smartphone or other device.

How do I find out more about Miiverse?

To find out more about Miiverse, please refer to the Miiverse electronic manual on your Wii U console. You can view the manual by selecting the following in Miiverse: User Menu → Settings/Other → Manual.

Can use of Miiverse on a PC, smartphone or other device be restricted via Parental Controls?

Use of Miiverse on Wii U can be restricted via Parental Controls. However, Parental Controls on Wii U do not cover the use of Miiverse on a PC, smartphone or other device.

Is there something I can do on Wii U but not on a PC, smartphone or other device?

There are a number of features from the Wii U version of Miiverse that are not available in the browser version.

Features not currently available in the browser version:
  • Making new posts in a community
  • Handwritten posts and comments
  • Sending and receiving messages
  • Sending and receiving friend requests
  • Following/Unfollowing users
  • Editing profiles
Source: Miiverse

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Well, it just makes me want a Wii U even more! Great job.
Great rundown on the Miiverse access via web. I'm glad you pointed out this is BETA. There are too many people complaining in the Miiverse announcement community that this is lacking in features, etc. It's like they didn't even read Tom's announcement on Miiverse!
It really makes people seem ignorant to assume that with a Beta release they are going to get the full Miiverse experience right away. This is a nice window into Miiverse, which is a great thing. Right now I am glad that you can't post new comments via the browser. Can you imagine the amount of junk people will post? Ugh. I am sure it will happen eventually but personally I would be more excited for:

  • Sending and receiving messages
  • Sending and receiving friend requests
  • Following/Unfollowing users
  • Editing profiles
let the procrastination at work begin!!!!

(as if i didn't do it already)