Hi guys, If you are thinking of signing up for Netflix, or you are the kind of guy who already watches Netflix on your laptop, it’s good to know about the different ways you can watch Netflix on your Smart TV. After all, everything is better on a bigger screen.
Similarly, if you are a cord-cutter, or even just a cord shaver, watching Netflix on your big screen TV is the best way to reproduce that feeling “Cable TV.”
Hmm… So, what best options are available to you? Let’s take a closer look, with five various ways to watch Netflix on your Smart TV.
How do I Get Netflix on My TV?
1. Use a Smart TV application
The world of Smart TV OS is confusing. Since Firefox TV had fulfilled its disappearance in 2016, there are four major operating systems still in use.
They are WebOS, Tizen, Android TV, and Roku TV.
However, although the leading operating systems are identical, the smart TV interfaces of two companies do not look the same. It is like the early days of Android when each manufacturer was trying to customize the operating system in its way.
As such, there is no easy way to explain how to get Netflix on your Smart TV. The good information, however, is that all four of the major smart TV operating systems offer a Netflix app.
Some TVs still come with the application pre-installed and with a shortcut button encoded on the remote control.
Install the application first if you do not then shoot the app and enter your Netflix credentials. You will be viewing the content in seconds.
2. Use a Chromecast
Smart TV applications are not always the best solution. Depending on the quality of your TV’s hardware, the app can be slow and buggy. So, what other options are there?
If you have a device: smartphone or Tablet, you can buy a Chromecast dongle and stream Netflix instantly from the mobile version of the app.
To stream from Netflix to your Chromecast, open the Netflix app and tap the cast icon in the upper-right corner.
You will see a display list of all available devices — tap one to connect to it. The connection process will take a little second to complete.
Note: Before purchasing a Chromecast, refer to the TV manual. Many newer models have the technology already incorporated. Some decoders, such as the NVIDIA Shield, also offer natively.
3. Use the Miracast dongle
The Miracast dongle has been praised as a wireless alternative to HDMI cables. We previously discussed the technology in detail.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has completed the Miracast dongle technology at CES 2013. Since then, it is available on all Windows machines running 8.1 or later, and all devices with Android technology.
At the end of the receiver, Roku devices and the Amazon Firestick are enabled for the Miracast dongle. Many smart TVs also offer technology natively.
To use the Miracast dongle on Android, go to Settings > screencast screen and tap the name of the receiver. To use the Miracast dongle in Windows, go to Settings > screen.
The Miracast dongle is not available on Apple devices.
4. Use an HDMI cable
Of course, you can try plugging in a reliable HDMI cable. You may no longer be at the forefront of cable cutting technology, but you will always have to do the job. You can pick up a relatively inexpensive six foot long functional HDMI cable in the Amazon.
Setting up the HDMI cable is accessible. Connect one end to your Smart TV and another end to your computer. On your PC, upload the Netflix Web app and browse to the content you want to view. On Smart TV, make sure you have selected the right input channel.
If you are lucky, your computer will recognize your TV and connect immediately. If not, the next step will vary depending on the operating system you are using.
Note: Many new Apple notebooks do not include an HDMI port, so you will need to purchase an adapter first.
Hopefully, now you should see Netflix on the TV screen. You may see that the edges of the screen are missing. Don’t worry, it’s called an “Overscan,” And it’s a common occurrence. Typically, the problem should be resolved in the TV settings instead of the operating system.
5. Use an Apple TV and Apple AirPlay
As expected, Apple is the only company that does not support Miracast dongle, Chromecast or HDMI cable.
Rather, the company wants you to purchase an Apple TV and install the application version of the platform, or use its patented AirPlay technology and stream the release of the Netflix WEB app.
AirPlay works fine, but given its state of ownership, support for the standard between Smart TVs and decoders is feeble.
How do you see Netflix on your TV?
In this article, we present five more ways to watch Netflix on your TV. The perfect solution for you depends on the equipment you own and the gadgets you use.