How to Watch Netflix on a Chromecast

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Introduction

Your Chromecast provides a simple way to show video content from your smartphone or computer on your television, and one of the biggest streaming services is Netflix. Combined, you can watch your favorite shows on your big screen using your smaller screens as remotes in an easy-to-use package.
Before You Begin:
Set Up Chromecast
You must have your Chromecast setup before you can stream Netflix to it.
Netflix App
If you want to stream Netflix from your smartphone or tablet, you must have the Netflix app installed.
Chrome Browser
If you want to stream Netflix from your computer, you must have the Chrome browser installed on your laptop or desktop computer.
Netflix and Chromecast logos
Netflix is a paid-for service, and you will need to purchase an account before being able to watch.
NetflixNetflix
To manage your Netflix Subscription, you can do so from the Netflix Homepage.

1 Stream Netflix to Chromecast from Phone or Tablet

The Chromecast allows you to use your television as a 'second screen' for your media to play on, with the controls remaining on your smartphone or tablet.

Google AndroidApple iOSOn Your Phone or Tablet

  1. Open the Netflix app.
    Netflix
  2. At the bottom, just above the toolbar, select Cast.
    Netflix app with Cast button highlighted.
  3. Select your Chromecast from the list.
    Cast to menu with Chromecast highlighted.

TelevisionOn your Television

  1. Make sure you have your Chromecast selected as the Source.
    Source
  2. The Netflix logo with Ready To Cast should be displayed.
    Netflix Ready To Cast message

Google AndroidApple iOSOn Your Phone or Tablet

  1. Select a movie or show you'd like to watch, and press Play.
    Play
  2. Rather than playing on your phone or tablet, it will play on your television.
  3. The controls will be on your phone or tablet, if you wish to pause, enable subtitles, fast forward, or rewind.
    Casting from Phone showing controls

2 Stream Netflix to Chromecast from Computer

The Chromecast allows you to use your television as a 'second screen' for your media to play on, with the controls remaining on your computer.

Microsoft WindowsApple macOSOn Your Computer

  1. Open the Chrome browser, and go to netflix.com.
    Google Chrome
    Chrome browser with Netflix address typed in and highlighted.
  2. Select the Menu at the top-right, and then select Cast.
    Chrome Menu with Menu and Cast highlighted
  3. The Cast menu will open. Select your Chromecast from the list.
    Cast menu with Chromecast highlighted.

TelevisionOn your Television

  1. Make sure you have your Chromecast selected as the Source.
    Source
  2. The Netflix logo with Ready To Cast should be displayed.
    Netflix Ready To Cast message

Microsoft WindowsApple macOSOn Your Computer

  1. Select a movie or show you'd like to watch, and press Play.
    Play
  2. Rather than playing on your computer, it will play on your television.
  3. The controls will be on your browser at the bottom, if you wish to pause, enable subtitles, fast forward, or rewind.
    Netflix Media Controls when Casting

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Your Chromecast provides a simple way to show video content from your smartphone or computer on your television, and one of the biggest streaming services is Netflix. Combined, you can watch your favorite shows on your big screen using your smaller screens as remotes in an easy-to-use package.
Before You Begin:
Set Up Chromecast
You must have your Chromecast setup before you can stream Netflix to it.
Netflix App
If you want to stream Netflix from your smartphone or tablet, you must have the Netflix app installed.
Chrome Browser
If you want to stream Netflix from your computer, you must have the Chrome browser installed on your laptop or desktop computer.
Netflix and Chromecast logos
Netflix is a paid-for service, and you will need to purchase an account before being able to watch.
NetflixNetflix
To manage your Netflix Subscription, you can do so from the Netflix Homepage.

The Chromecast allows you to use your television as a 'second screen' for your media to play on, with the controls remaining on your smartphone or tablet.

Google AndroidApple iOSOn Your Phone or Tablet

  1. Open the Netflix app.
    Netflix
  2. At the bottom, just above the toolbar, select Cast.
    Netflix app with Cast button highlighted.
  3. Select your Chromecast from the list.
    Cast to menu with Chromecast highlighted.

TelevisionOn your Television

  1. Make sure you have your Chromecast selected as the Source.
    Source
  2. The Netflix logo with Ready To Cast should be displayed.
    Netflix Ready To Cast message

Google AndroidApple iOSOn Your Phone or Tablet

  1. Select a movie or show you'd like to watch, and press Play.
    Play
  2. Rather than playing on your phone or tablet, it will play on your television.
  3. The controls will be on your phone or tablet, if you wish to pause, enable subtitles, fast forward, or rewind.
    Casting from Phone showing controls

The Chromecast allows you to use your television as a 'second screen' for your media to play on, with the controls remaining on your computer.

Microsoft WindowsApple macOSOn Your Computer

  1. Open the Chrome browser, and go to netflix.com.
    Google Chrome
    Chrome browser with Netflix address typed in and highlighted.
  2. Select the Menu at the top-right, and then select Cast.
    Chrome Menu with Menu and Cast highlighted
  3. The Cast menu will open. Select your Chromecast from the list.
    Cast menu with Chromecast highlighted.

TelevisionOn your Television

  1. Make sure you have your Chromecast selected as the Source.
    Source
  2. The Netflix logo with Ready To Cast should be displayed.
    Netflix Ready To Cast message

Microsoft WindowsApple macOSOn Your Computer

  1. Select a movie or show you'd like to watch, and press Play.
    Play
  2. Rather than playing on your computer, it will play on your television.
  3. The controls will be on your browser at the bottom, if you wish to pause, enable subtitles, fast forward, or rewind.
    Netflix Media Controls when Casting