After downloading a 26mb file, which will use up 230 blocks on your wii, the browser channel will show up in your wii menu.
Once you launch it you are presented with a window where you can type in any url, or navigate to your favorites.
You can get to the favorites page by pressing the 1 button on the wii-mote.
The 2 button on the wiimote puts the browser into a large text viewing mode. it reformats the pages so that it is readable and fits on the tv.
The browser supports Flash. It is a version of Flash player 7, and it supports sendAndLoad(). This means lots of fun client/server flash applications can be developed.
Both YouTube and Google Video play on the Wii Web Browser Internet Channel.
I have gotten audio streaming with orb.com but the flash video from there does not seem to work yet. I will keep trying. The author of WiiCR is also making improvements to his software to allow realtime transcoding of your video files to a flash format that is compatible with the wii web browser. Expect an update on that later today.
This browser is sure to open up a flood of new and fun homebrew games, apps, and proof-of-concept projects. I want to hear about them all. Post in the comments if you have something cool that you want to share with the wii hacking community. Is your site ready for Wii?
UPDATE: I have created a quick portal page to get to all of the Wii Compatible websites without having to type in long urls. All you need to do is type in this URL once then bookmark it:
If you have additional links you would like me to add to the page send them my way!
See the Wii Web Browser in Action: