How to Stream Netflix to a TV

By Nick Miles

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Netflix Instant Watch allows you to choose from a library of movies to stream directly to you to watch at any time. You can use Instant Watch on any computer with an Internet connection as well as a host of Netflix enabled devices, such as the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and certain Blu-ray players. Connecting a Netflix-enabled device to your television will allow you to watch movies in your living room or bedroom without having to sit in front of a computer.

Step 1

Connect your Netflix-enabled device to your television. The best way to connect is though an HDMI cable, which will allow you to stream certain content in high definition. If you have a Wii or an Xbox 360 that does not support HDMI, then you will want to connect it through red, blue, and green component cables, which will still allow for HD streaming.

Step 2

Turn on your TV and Netflix enabled device and navigate to the Netflix section. The PS3 and Wii require a Netflix Instant Watch disc that must be ordered from them separately, but Blu-ray players, Xbox 360 and Netflix-enabled TVs will have native Netflix applications.

Step 3

Search for a movie from the Instant Watch library and select it to play. You can access your Instant Watch library as well as browse for content by category. Once selected, the movie will be instantly streamed to your Netflix-enabled device and displayed on your TV.