How to Watch Netflix on a Smart TV

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Introduction

Netflix offers a great selection of movies and shows, as well as exclusive content not available elsewhere. This guide will help you watch Netflix on your smart TV directly.
Netflix
Netflix is a paid-for service, and you will need to purchase an account before being able to use their services.
NetflixNetflix
To manage or purchase your account, use your browser to access the Netflix homepage.

If your Smart TV doesn't offer the Netflix app, or you prefer to use another device hooked up to your television, we offer guides to many popular devices.

1 Netflix Availability

Netflix works with most modern TV manufacturers to make sure their streaming service is available to everyone. If you have an up to date Smart TV that can handle apps, Netflix will be available.

Your remote might even have a Netflix button!

Navigate to your television's app page and select Netflix. You will need to log in and set it up if you have never done so.

If you have no app page or can't find Netflix, update your television's software. If your television can have apps, it can have Netflix, but you might need to download it.

2 Install Netflix

The following is an example of how to install an app for your television. The exact steps may be a bit different on your TV and Netflix may already be installed. 

  1. Press the Home or Menu button from your remote.
  2. Select Apps.
    Apps menu. Screenshot.
  3. Search for the app you want to install by selecting Magnifying glass icon.
    Apps menu with Search selected. Screenshot.
  4. Type Netflix. You may have an option to select a suggested keyword.
    LG tv search showing netflix
  5. Select Netflix and wait for it to download.
    LG netflix selection
  6. Select Netflix from your App Menu.
    LG tv netflix app

3 Select Netflix Movie on Device

  1. Navigate to your device's app menu.
  2. Select Netflix.
    Netflix Icon
  3. Select Search or one of the suggested titles to begin viewing Netflix.
    Netflix homepage for Xbox

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Netflix offers a great selection of movies and shows, as well as exclusive content not available elsewhere. This guide will help you watch Netflix on your smart TV directly.
Netflix
Netflix is a paid-for service, and you will need to purchase an account before being able to use their services.
NetflixNetflix
To manage or purchase your account, use your browser to access the Netflix homepage.

If your Smart TV doesn't offer the Netflix app, or you prefer to use another device hooked up to your television, we offer guides to many popular devices.

Netflix works with most modern TV manufacturers to make sure their streaming service is available to everyone. If you have an up to date Smart TV that can handle apps, Netflix will be available.

Your remote might even have a Netflix button!

Navigate to your television's app page and select Netflix. You will need to log in and set it up if you have never done so.

If you have no app page or can't find Netflix, update your television's software. If your television can have apps, it can have Netflix, but you might need to download it.

The following is an example of how to install an app for your television. The exact steps may be a bit different on your TV and Netflix may already be installed. 

  1. Press the Home or Menu button from your remote.
  2. Select Apps.
    Apps menu. Screenshot.
  3. Search for the app you want to install by selecting Magnifying glass icon.
    Apps menu with Search selected. Screenshot.
  4. Type Netflix. You may have an option to select a suggested keyword.
    LG tv search showing netflix
  5. Select Netflix and wait for it to download.
    LG netflix selection
  6. Select Netflix from your App Menu.
    LG tv netflix app
  1. Navigate to your device's app menu.
  2. Select Netflix.
    Netflix Icon
  3. Select Search or one of the suggested titles to begin viewing Netflix.
    Netflix homepage for Xbox