How to play Netflix movies on TV

by Melly Parker

Netflix, a streaming video service that works over the Internet, isn't confined to the computer. Using a laptop, smart TV or a peripheral device like an Internet-connected Blu-ray player, game console or streaming device, you can watch Netflix streaming content on your TV. You must have a Netflix account and broadband Internet access to watch Netflix on television.

Computer

1

Plug the HDMI cord into your computer. Plug the other end into your television.

2

Press "Input" on your TV remote and switch to the HDMI input.

3

Navigate to Netflix on your computer.

4

Click "Member Sign In." Enter your user ID and password.

Smart Television

1

Connect the Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter to your compatible television, if necessary.

2

Press the button on the remote that opens the Internet apps.

3

Move the selector to "Netflix" and click to open the program.

4

Enter your user ID and password when prompted. Some devices give you a code rather than requesting your login details. Navigate to the Internet address on the screen and type in the code to link your account.

Peripheral Device

1

Connect your peripheral device to the power outlet, and then to your television using an HDMI cable.

2

Turn on the device and the television.

3

Select the Internet options on the device to display a list of services, including Netflix. The method of opening Internet options varies depending on the device you use. It may be a button on the remote or a menu on the screen.

4

Click "Netflix" and enter your user ID and password when prompted. Some devices give you a code. Navigate to the Internet address on the screen and type in the code to link your account.

Tips

  • When connecting your laptop to your TV, you will need an adapter if your laptop does not have an HDMI output. You can purchase a DVI-to-HDMI adapter online or at a major electronics store.
  • When shopping for a streaming-enabled device, Netflix recommends that you look for the Netflix logo on the device or package to ensure support.

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About the Author

Melly Parker has been writing since 2007, focusing on health, business, technology and home improvement. She has also worked as a teacher and a bioassay laboratory technician. Parker now serves as a marketing specialist at one of the largest mobile app developers in the world. She holds a Master of Science in English.

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