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What Devices Can I Use To Watch Netflix On My TV?

Mike
Mike
November 25, 2021
3 min

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services that allows users to stream movies and TV series online on their computer or mobile device.

It has thousands of titles available for instant watching. It also gives you the ability to watch on up to four screens per account so that everyone in your family can have their own customised list of recommendations.

You might be wondering how you can watch Netflix on your TV without hooking up any external devices or wiring them directly into your TV’s HDMI port.

It is possible to accomplish this in a variety of ways.

How to watch Netflix on the TV screen: What devices can I use?

Netflix can work on a wide range of devices.

In fact, there’s a good chance you already have one or two of these Netflix-ready devices at home!

There are various different ways to watch Netflix on your TV: Smart TVs, Home Theatre equipment, Blu-Ray players, Gaming Consoles, Streaming Media players, and Set-Top boxes. You name it!

Smart TV

Netflix on Smart TV

A Smart TV is a television with built-in Internet and networking capabilities, often providing a wide range of online content from applications to streaming video.

Smart TVs let you watch Netflix on your TV without needing another device, but they tend to be more expensive than other options.

If you don’t have the manual or are unsure of the steps, follow these guidelines.

1. Plug the device you have your Netflix account on into the TV using an HDMI cord.

2. Enter your Netflix sign-in details.

3. Navigate the Netflix app or Netflix website with your TV remote control.

Smartphones and Tablets

Netflix on Smart Phone

Stream Netflix on your TV by pairing your Netflix account with smartphones or tablets.

1. Use the same WiFi network as your Smart TV or Game Console.

2. Open the Netflix app on your phone, tablet, or laptop and login if needed.

3. Once you have established a connection, you can watch instantly!

You can also watch it on the big screen by simply screen mirroring your smartphone or tablet screen onto the Smart TV.

Gaming Consoles

Netflix on PS4

If you have a Video-Game Console, such as Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii U, Wii, or Nintendo 3DS, there are several ways to watch Netflix on your TV.

1. Use the same WiFi connection as your television and Game Console.

2. Power up the Game Console, then navigate to the Playstation Store, or Xbox Marketplace, or Nintendo eShop.

3. Search for “Netflix” and install the Netflix app.

4. Log in to your Netflix account from the Netflix app or website.

Google Chromecast

The Google Chromecast device is a little gadget that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV.

1. Use the same WiFi network as your television and Chromecast device.

2. Download the Google Cast app on your mobile device or computer (if you’re using a Mac, download it from the App Store).

3. Open the Netflix app on Google Cast and log in to your account.

Apple TV

Netflix on Apple TV

This media streaming device used to be the only way for Apple users to access Netflix on their TVs, but now there are several other ways:

1. Connect to the same WiFi network as your TV and Apple TV device.

2. Download the Netflix app from the App Store on your iOS device by tapping “Get” then “Install”.

3. Open the Netflix app and log in to your account if needed.

4. Start watching Netflix on your TV!

Roku Device

Netflix on Roku

The Roku streaming device gives you access to 300+ channels and thousands of movies and TV episodes in streaming, all up to 1080p HD.

Check out how to connect it to your TV:

1. Connect to the same WiFi network as your TV and Roku media player.

2. Download the Netflix app from the Channel Store on your Roku media player by scrolling through the streaming apps until you see the Netflix icon (or search for “Netflix”).

3. Open the Netflix app on your Roku media player.

4. Log in and choose a video to watch!

Conclusion

There are plenty of ways you can watch Netflix on your TV, but if you’re new to this, what are you supposed to do?

Well, where there’s a will, there’s a way - get creative!

Even if you don’t have any of the devices listed here, there are still other ways to stream Netflix on your TV. Try extending your computer screen onto your TV for all sorts of tasks outside the browser window as well.


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