Netflix has so many great TV shows and movies that it seems like every time you hear about something new to watch, it's already available on Netflix. As a result, you may be wondering how to watch the streaming service on your television. Relax, it's simple. Here's what you should know.
First, the basics: You'll need the Netflix app, which can be found on your smart TV(LG, Sony, VU, Xiaomi and more)or on a device connected to your TV. The most common are specialised streaming devices, such as an Android TV streaming device, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV stick, or Apple TV, and game consoles, such as a PlayStation or Xbox. After you've downloaded the app and the device, you'll need a Netflix subscription and a stable internet connection.
To elaborate on these steps let’s see what options do you have.
While your current smart TV, game console, or Blu-ray player with Netflix may be the most affordable option, it may not be the best one for you. If you have an older device, for example, its Netflix app may be sluggish or unreliable. Amazon Fire Stick, Apple TV, Mi TV stick, Roku, Nokia TV stick and there are so many options to choose from today.
You also miss out on interface updates or new features, such as the ability to watch interactive shows like Black Mirror's Bandersnatch or You vs. Wild (though this is not guaranteed). Or perhaps you'd prefer to use a real remote rather than your console's controller.
A new streaming device is the best way to get an up-to-date Netflix. Simply plug one of these devices into a spare HDMI port on your existing TV and follow the onscreen instructions. Many streamers include Netflix by default, but each device also has a Streaming Channels list or App Store where the app can be downloaded for free.
Upgrade to a smart TV
If you're going to buy a new TV anyway, it's likely to have an up-to-date smart TV system.
Plug-In Your Available Laptop with an HDMI cable
If your TV has Chromecast available on it. You can directly cast your Netflix content to the TV without installing any app from any mobile device on the same WIFI connection.