How to Connect My Desktop to My TV to Watch Netflix (13 Steps)

By Dan Stone

You can watch Netflix on a TV through your desktop computer by configuring the television as a monitor. In the simplest configuration, you connect the TV and computer using a single HDMI cable. Both devices must use a mutually supported connection type, and you can set up the TV as an alternative primary monitor or a secondary screen.

Connect a PC to a TV As a Secondary Monitor

Step 1

Connect the VGA or HDMI cable to an available video port on the computer.

Step 2

Connect the other end of the VGA or HDMI cable to a open video port on the TV.

Step 3

Connect one end of the 3.5 mm audio cable to the green audio jack on the back of the computer, and connect the other end to the TV.

Step 4

Turn on the TV and the computer.

Step 5

Right-click on your computer desktop and select "Screen Resolution."

Step 6

Click on the drop-menu next to "Multiple displays" and select "Extend these displays." Click "OK."

Switch to the computer's port type as the video source, open Netflix in a Web browser and move the browser window to the television to watch Netflix on your TV.

Connect a PC to a TV As a Primary Monitor

Step 1

Connect the VGA or HDMI cable and the 3.5 mm cable to the corresponding ports on the TV.

Step 2

Disconnect the monitor cable from the computer.

Step 3

Connect the free end of the TV's VGA or HDMI cable to the display port on the desktop computer.

Step 4

Connect the free end of the 3.5 mm cable to the computer's green audio jack.

Step 5

Turn on the TV. The computer will automatically configure itself to use the TV as its display.

Switch to the computer's port type as the video source and open Netflix in the Web browser to watch Netflix on your TV.

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