How to use a mobile device to watch Netflix on TV?

08 July 2020

You can easily connect your Apple or Android mobile device to many TVs. When you connect your mobile devices, you will be able to use your TV as a display for content playing on the Netflix mobile append use your mobile device as a remote. In this guide, we will discuss the exact methods to use a mobile device to watch Netflix on TV without any issue.

Android Tablet or Phone

1. Connect using Chromecast Built-in

TVs with the Chromecast built-in lets you cast from your mobile device the TV. Chromecast built-in is only accessible on Polaroid, Philips, Skyworth, Toshiba, Vizio, Soniq, and Sony TVs.

To cast from your Android mobile:

• Start the Netflix app on your mobile device
• When you are signed in, choose the Cast icon appears in the upper or lower right corner of the screen
• Choose the device you would like to watch your movie or TV show on
• Select a TV show or movie for watching and press Play
• You can now fast forward, pause, rewind, or change the subtitle or audio settings from your mobile device

2. Connect Using Netflix 2nd Screen

The Netflix app on your mobile devices are capable to sync to choose TVs and streaming media players, allow you to monitor your Netflix experience from your tablet or phone

• For using your Android device as a remote:
• First of all, connect your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV
• Launch the Netflix app on both your TV and your mobile device
• Now, sign in to the same Netflix account on both your TV and your mobile device
• Choose the Cast icon appears in the upper or lower right corner of the screen
• Choose the device which you would like to watch your TV show or movie
• Choose a TV show or movie to watch and press Play

You can now fast forward, change, pause, or rewind the subtitle or audio settings from your mobile device

How to use a mobile device to watch Netflix on TV?


3. Connect using an external cable

Mobile devices can use a cable to connect directly to a TV to display content that is played on the mobile device. Cable connections vary based on the mobile device output ad TV input preferences. For connecting your Android phone or tablet to your TV, you will need a cable to mirror the display of your mobile device content onto your TV. Advanced android phones and tablets will use a connection Type C or Type D. Most advanced TVs will use HDMI connections while older TVs might use VGA.

When using compatible connections for watching Netflix, you might notice a difference in the display of the steamed and downloaded title

iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Connect using Chromecast Built-in (Formerly Google Cast)

To cast from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch:

• Firstly, launch the Netflix application on your mobile device
• When you have signed in, choose the Cast icon appears in upper-lower right of the screen
• Choose the device you wish to watch your TV show or movie on
• Choose a TV show or movie to watch and press Play
• You can now fast forward, pause, change or rewind the audio or subtitle settings from your mobile device

Connect Using Netflix 2nd Screen

The Netflix app on your mobile device makes you capable to sync to choose TVs and streaming media players and allow you to control your Netflix experience from your tablet or phone.

• Just connect your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV
• Launch the Netflix app on both your TV and your mobile device
• Now, sign in to the same Netflix account on both your TV and your mobile device
• Choose the Cast icon appears in the upper or lower right corner of the screen
• Select the device which you want to watch your TV show or movie on
• Choose a TV show or movie to watch and press Play

Connect using an external cable

For connecting a 30-pin device to your TV, you will need a compatible component, composite, or HDMI cable connection kit

To connect a Lighting device to your TV, your iOS device will need to be run iOS version 11.2.6 or above and you will need a compatible HDMI connection kit.

While using a compatible connection kit to watch Netflix, you might notice a difference in how downloaded and streamed titles display. Streamed titles will let the video to fix the screen and downloaded titles will easily mirror your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch’s display so that you might notice black bars surrounding the video.

If you are facing any issue then, in that case, get in touch with the technical experts at Netflix Support UK for instant and reliable support. The teams will definitely solve your problem and serve you best in providing instant resolution.