How to Watch Netflix Instant Queue Movies on Your TV

By Editorial Team

Updated July 21, 2017

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Netflix offers streaming movies over an Internet connection. The instant download queue makes it possible to watch a limitless number of films anytime you want, on demand. The one downfall of the instant feature is that you have to watch the movies on your computer. With a Netflix-ready device, however (which you may already own), and a little setup, you'll be able to watch movies from your Netflix instant queue right on your TV.

Connect a Netflix-ready device to your TV. This device grabs movies from the Internet and streams them to your TV screen. Examples of these devices include Wii, Xbox360, Internet-connected Blu-ray players, Internet-connected HDTVs, Tivo and Apple TV.

Set up a router. If you don't have a router, any simple one will do. The router allows your Netflix-ready device to connect to the Internet. If your router isn't connected to the Internet, plug an Ethernet cable from your modem to the router. Most Netflix-ready devices can connect to the router wirelessly.

Go to the Setup menu once the device is connected to the TV. Tell the device the name of your router and enter the password, if necessary. If the router is new, you'll be able to find this connection information in the manual.

Add movies to your queue. Log into the Netflix site at and add instant movies to your queue. Not all films are available for instant viewing; look for the + symbol. The + means an instant version is available.

Click the "Instant Queue" tab on your Netflix home screen to see its contents. Click a title in the queue to select it for viewing. Click the "Play" button to play the movie on your TV.


If you want to use your Netflix-ready device and computer wirelessly, you need a wireless router. If it's not wireless, you'll have to use an Ethernet cable to connect your device to the router.

The quality of your streaming movie will depend on your Internet connection, so shut down all downloads and anything else connected to the Internet to get the best possible picture.

A faster Internet connection will increase the quality of your movie.

Items you will need

  • Netflix-ready device

  • Router