With lockdown in play and monotony on the rise, daily binge sessions have become a significant part of pandemic existence. Owing to this situation, you’ve just got a new Netflix account and are eager to watch great shows and movies on your big screen TV.
Now hang on! you’ve got the Netflix app on your phone, and your laptop has a browser to access the website, but how to get that big screen watching experience on that 4K display you’ve installed on the wall? Well, if you’ve ever asked yourself that question, we’ve got the answer.
Here are five simple ways to access Netflix on your television.
First things first, if you own a smart android television, chances are, it comes pre-equipped with the Netflix app. Major brands like Sony and Samsung have stayed with the times and made OTT platforms accessible within their user interface. All you need to do is log in to your account and start watching.
Here comes the exciting bit. Streaming devices are one of the best additions to the digital marketplace in recent times but most people do not understand the use of these brilliant content aggregation tools. They come loaded with several OTT applications and all you need to do is plug them into your television to access an array of platforms.
It is a great investment if you’re a serial binger or strive to become one. Some examples are Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Roku Streaming Stick, to name a few.
Calling all gamers! it is time to put your PlayStation and Xbox to use for something other than gaming. Owing to the need of creating not just a gaming console, but complete entertainment hubs, Sony and Microsoft have furnished these devices with the Netflix app along with various other OTT platforms.
So, if you own the basic PlayStation 4, Xbox One or anything higher than those models, you are all set to begin your streaming journey. Just connect your console to the TV, download the app from the respective stores and watch away.
Now it is fair to assume that you do not own a streaming device or a gaming console, and do not wish to spend the extra bucks for them. Fret not, for the good old HDMI cable is here to save the day. Working from home has made sure that almost everyone owns a laptop these days, most of which, come fitted with an HDMI port.
Simply open the Netflix website on your laptop and connect it to your TV using the HDMI cable, to mirror your laptop’s display onto the TV screen.
Did you know it is possible to wirelessly mirror the display of your smartphone or tablet onto your television screen too? Well, it is, but not highly recommended due to various reasons. With Netflix providing a ₹199 mobile plan in India, it may sound tempting to simply cast your phone’s display and watch content on a big screen. But, this supposedly economical idea can run into compatibility issues in a drop of a hat.
However, if that is your go-to option then you need to make sure both your TV and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network to proceed. Once that is done, there are some inbuilt options as well as third party software you can use to mirror displays depending on the brands you own.