I'm Max Dalton, and in this video, I'm going to talk through how to access Netflix.
Netflix is critical service for anyone who's looking to cut the cord and still have access
to quality video content.
However, one thing you have to plan for before you make that decision is how you're going
to access Netflix.
There are a variety of options for accessing Netflix, and you'll likely find yourself using
For example, you may access Netflix through a Roku device in your living room, a gaming
console downstairs, and a smart TV somewhere else.
This video walks you through the options so you can understand the available options,
and set up your access to Netflix in the way that works best for you.
Smart TV or Blu-ray Player.
Smart TVs and Blu-ray players are devices that can connect to the Internet through a
wired or wireless connection to offer additional services, such as the ability to connect to
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Facebook and others.
However, even if you verify you have a smart TV or Blu-ray player, finding the Netflix
app (if it's even available) can be a headache.
For example, if you have a Samsung smart TV or Blu-ray player, depending on your model,
there could be a few different ways to find Netflix.
For example, on some models you need to go through the Smart Hub; on other models you
need to go through the Internet app; and on other models you need to access Netflix through
the Internet @ TV section.
And that's just for one manufacturer.
Accessing Netflix through different smart devices by different manufacturers is different,
so you may need to do some digging.
Additionally, with smart TVs and Blu-ray players, the Netflix app running on these devices may
not present as robust of functionality as the Netflix app on devices with a wider distribution,
such as Roku devices.
So while you still may be able to access Netflix, you may not have as good of an experience
as you would if you accessed on a more popular Netflix device.
Roku manufactures a variety of devices dedicated to accessing streaming content.
There are a wide range of Roku devices at various price points offering different features,
so finding a device in your price range shouldn't be difficult.
One of the best aspects of Roku as it relates to Netflix, is that the Netflix app on Roku
is regularly updated and always sports the latest features because it's one of the most
popular ways for users to access Netflix.
For example, the higher-end Roku Ultra will support streaming Netflix in Ultra HD -- if
you have a TV that supports it, and if you pay for that option through Netflix.
Roku devices are also very user friendly, in that they are easy to connect to your TV
and get started using.
You just need to install the Roku app, and you're off and running.
You can also access a Netflix app at no cost through most popular video game consoles,
such as the various Xbox 360 and Xbox One models, and PlayStation III and PlayStation
You can download the Netflix app from the app store on Xbox consoles, and you can access
the Netflix app through the TV & Video section of your PlayStation console.
There is no cost to download and install the app on either device.
The only gaming system you can't access Netflix through is the Nintendo Switch, but there
is hope that users should be able to do that in early 2017.
Smart Phones and Tablets.
Almost everyone has a smartphone or tablet, and a Netflix app is available through almost
all of them.
Regardless of whether you have an iPhone, iPad, Android device, Kindle device, or mobile
Windows product, a Netflix app is available.
And while the Netflix app isn't installed by default on any smart phones or tablets,
you can navigate to the app store for your respective device, search for "Netflix," and
find and install the Netflix app for your device.
Desktop or Laptop.
It may not be as convenient as accessing Netflix through any of the other mentioned methods,
but you can always access Netflix on your desktop or laptop computer through your Web
Additionally, if you don't have any other way of accessing Netflix on your TV, you could
even connecting your computer to your TV and output Netflix to that if you wanted to watch
it on a larger monitor.