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How to watch Netflix on your TV

By on March 11, 2021 0

As more and more devices become ‘smart’, there is no longer any need to watch Netflix on the small screen – there are many different ways to stream Netflix to your TV.

While Netflix streaming was once limited to viewing via a computer or laptop, this is no longer the case. Now you can connect almost any device to the TV, so you can watch Netflix on a much larger screen.

Netflix supports a wide variety of devices, including set-top boxes, Smart TVs, game consoles, and Blu-ray players – or you can still watch them on your laptop, mobile, or tablet and connect that device to your TV.

Read on to find out how to watch Netflix on your TV.

Watching Netflix on a set-top box

Most providers have now integrated Netflix into their set-top boxes, so you can stream directly to your TV without the need for additional devices.

How to watch Netflix on Sky

Netflix is ​​now fully integrated with Sky Q boxes, so you can access your current Netflix subscription or buy a new one through Sky’s Ultimate On Demand package.

To access your existing Netflix account, simply go to the Netflix app on Sky Q. Once logged in, you’ll be able to stream all of your favorite Netflix content directly through your Sky Q device.

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If you sign up for Sky TV and Netflix The bundle has the added advantage that Netflix content is fully integrated into the Sky Q experience. For example, both Sky and Netflix shows will appear in sections like “Top Offers” that you can choose from without navigating to Netflix.

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How to watch Netflix on NOW TV

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If you use any of the current NOW TV devices to stream content – NOW TV Smart Stick, NOW TV Smart Box with 4K and Voice Search, NOW TV Smart Box with Freeview, or the black NOW TV Box – you can access the Netflix app.

The Netflix app will be pre-installed on many NOW TVs, but if not, go to the App Store and download Netflix from the list of available apps. It will probably be at the very top so you can’t miss it.

How to watch Netflix on Virgin Media

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Both Virgin Mediaset-top boxes – V6 and TiVo – support Netflix. You can access Netflix by tuning into Channel 204 or by visiting the app directly from the main menu.

Whether you have V6 or TiVo, Netflix can be found under Apps & games in the set-top box menu.

How to watch Netflix on TalkTalk

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Speak speak integrates Netflix with both YouView set-top boxes and provides easy access. Just go to the Players & Apps section of the main menu and open Netflix.

How to watch Netflix on EE

EE now uses Apple TV 4K to deliver its TV offerings, making streaming Netflix content through your device fairly straightforward. If Netflix isn’t pre-installed on your Apple TV 4K, simply search for it in the App Store to download it to your device.

Devices supported by Netflix

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If your set-top box doesn’t include Netflix, you can still easily watch Netflix on your TV if you have one of the devices below.

Smart TVs

If you’ve recently bought a new TV, chances are it’s a smart TV, meaning it can connect to the internet and stream TV through the app. Many smart TVs come preloaded with the Netflix app, and Netflix now recommends some TVs as well.

Even if your TV does not have Netflix preinstalled or is not “recommended” by Netflix, the streaming service supports Smart TVs produced by:

  • LG
  • Panasonic
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Sharp
  • Sony
  • Toshiba

All you need to do is connect to the internet, then download the Netflix app and log into your account.

Streaming devices

If you don’t have a smart TV, you can still connect to the internet using one of the many streaming devices on the market, with most of the popular ones having Netflix already installed.

Some of the most popular streaming devices are:

  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Year
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • NOW TV Streaming stick

Game consoles

Netflix supports streaming through many of the most popular game consoles, including:

  • PS3 and PS4
  • Wii and Wii U
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Blu-ray players

If you changed DVD to Blu-ray, your Blu-ray player may be able to stream Netflix. Netflix supports Blu-ray players from the following companies:

  • LG
  • Panasonic
  • Philips
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Toshiba

Connecting devices to the TV

If you don’t have any of the above devices and don’t want to invest in any new technology, you can still stream Netflix to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. If you’re using a mobile phone or tablet, you’ll need to download the Netflix app or simply visit the Netflix website from your laptop.

Depending on your brand of TV and device, you may be able to mirror or transmit your device’s screen to your TV. Otherwise, it can be connected via HDMI, DVI or VGA cable.

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