You have many ways to watch Netflix on your TV. As long as your device – be it a television, a Blu-ray player, a game console, a media player or a mobile device- is connected to the Internet, you should be able to stream without problems. In this guide, we show you how to connect Netflix to your TV using various devices.
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How to watch Netflix using a TV app
Perhaps the easiest way to get Netflix on your TV is with a Smart TV app. Available in Smart TVs from LG, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Vizio and others, the Netflix app works similar to the browser version, although you can’t see your DVD queue if you have one.
Netflix startup on a Smart TV varies by brand; Some models have a Netflix button on the remote, while others have a button for their respective streaming platform. SmartTV. Please refer to your TV manual to learn how to open and log in to the Netflix app.
Playback problems? Make sure your Smart TV and Netflix app are up to date.
Connect Netflix to the TV using a media player, game console, Blu-Ray player, or cable TV subscription
Numerous devices are capable of streaming Netflix, some of which you may already have in your home. These include:
- game consoles: PlayStation and Xbox consoles also have Netflix apps. You can download it from the PlayStation Store or the Microsoft Store. Nintendo’s current console, the Switch, doesn’t support Netflix right now, but older consoles like the 3DS and Wii U do.
- Cable TV decoders: Some cable providers offer Netflix as part of a package, including Dish, RCN, and Xfinity. The Xfinity X1 set-top box has an entertainment platform where users can access the app. Other providers offer Netflix as another channel in their lineup. Contact your local provider for more details.
- Blu Ray Players: Brands like LG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba include a Netflix option on their players. In most cases, users can access it through the player’s video menu.
- Laptops: You can watch Netflix on your computer, of course, and you can also connect that screen to your TV using an HDMI cable.
- Media Players: Devices like Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and Nvidia Shield have Netflix apps. Depending on the device, Netflix may already be installed, or you may need to visit the company’s app store to download it. On Apple TV, you can choose to be billed for Netflix through iTunes instead of directly through Netflix.
As of December 1, 2019, Netflix is no longer compatible with older Roku devices. The streamer says that “technical limitations” prohibit compatibility with the following Roku models: Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, Roku XR Player, and Roku SD Player.
How to connect Netflix to the TV from a phone
The Netflix apps for iOS and Android let you They allow you to stream what you’re watching on your TV through a device like a Chromecast or Roku. Here we explain how to do it:
- Open the Netflix app and tap the Cast icon.
- Choose the device you want to cast to under Connect to device.
- The Cast icon turns blue when connected. After that, you should see the Netflix app on your TV screen.
- Play a Netflix movie or show as normal on your mobile device.