The Homebrew Channel is a Wii channel that allows the user to load homebrew apps. Apps such as Gecko OS and Ocarina allow the user to use codes, similar to what an Action Replay does. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the homebrew application, Gecko OS, and Ocarina allow you to use various hacks using codes. Brawl+ uses certain codes to change various game elements to balance the game.
There are several ways to install The Homebrew Channel (HBC):
- Twilight Hack - using an exploit in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
- Indiana Pwns - using an exploit in LEGO Indiana Jones
- Smash Stack - using an exploit in the Stage Builder in Brawl
- BannerBomb (BaNNeRBoMB) - using an exploit in a malformed banner