How to Connect the Wii to a TV Using AV Cables

Applies to:  Wii, Wii mini


In this article, you'll learn how to connect the Wii to the television using AV Cables.

Note: The Wii console supports Dolby Pro Logic II for simulated surround sound. If you have a surround sound stereo and wish to use this feature, you'll need to configure the Wii console to use surround sound.

Complete these steps

  1. On your television, locate a set of yellow, red, and white holes labeled "Input."
    • Audio/Video (AV) inputs are typically located on the back of the TV, but occasionally are on the sides, top, or bottom. They may also be located behind a hidden panel or door in the television.
    • Look for inputs marked "Audio and Video In."
    • Do not connect the system to anything marked "out."
  2. Insert the AV Multi Out plug of the Wii AV Cable into the AV Multi Out connector on the back of the console.
    Wii AV cable connecting to TV inputs and Wii console
  3. Insert the colored connectors on the Wii AV Cable into the input connectors on the TV. Plug the colored connectors into the following inputs:
    • Yellow: Video Input
    • White: Audio Input Left (or Mono)
    • Red: Audio Input Right
  4. Once the cables are inserted and the Wii is powered on, find the Input Select for the TV to view the game. This is typically found by pressing the TV/Video Button on the television's front panel or remote control. If there is more than one input channel, keep pressing TV/Video until you see the display from the Wii.
    • If you do not have a TV/Video button, then the input could be labeled something different. Some common input selects to look for on the TV or remote are: Input, Input Select, EXT, AUX, AV, or a channel such as 00 or 99.