Sometimes, you happen to start playing a content of Netflix on your phone and, subsequently, to continue watching it from the home television. To avoid having to stop playing your chosen content every time, take the remote control of the TV and launch the Netflix app again, you would like to know if there is a quicker solution to switch between devices and, perhaps, use your phone as a remote to control Netflix on your TV.
That's the way it is, am I right? Then let me tell you that today is your lucky day. With this guide, in fact, I will explain to you how to watch Netflix from phone to TV providing you with all the information to succeed in your intent. For each solution available to connect the two devices that I am going to propose, you will find the detailed procedure to start playing any content of the famous video streaming service from your smartphone, through the official Netflix app, and enjoy watching it from the TV. .
If you agree and can't wait to find out more, let's not dwell on it and get to action right away. Courage: make yourself comfortable, dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs and identify the solution that you think best suits your needs. I assure you that, by carefully following the instructions I am about to give you and trying to put them into practice, you will be able to watch Netflix on your TV and control the broadcast from your phone without any problems. Let it bet?
- Preliminary information
- How to watch Netflix from phone to TV
- With Chromecast
- Con Second Screen
- With cable
Prima di enter the live of this tutorial and spiegarti how to watch Netflix from phone to TV, you may find it useful to know which types of connections are supported and how you can use your smartphone with Netflix when it is connected to the TV.
As for the connection types, you will be pleased to know that Netflix is compatible with chromecast, the famous key produced by Google to be connected to the HDMI port of the TV, which allows you to receive streaming content from the Internet and to mirror the screen from smartphones, tablets and computers.
Alternatively, you can use the function D of Netflix which allows you to connect your phone to the Smart TV or to a non-Smart TV to which a Netflix compatible device is connected (eg. Amazon Fire TV Stick). Unlike Chromecast, however, the Netflix application must also be installed on the TV and the same account with which the famous video streaming service from the phone was accessed is in use.
Although with some possible limitations on how to view the content played, it is possible to watch Netflix from the phone to the TV even by connecting the two devices through special cables. If, on the other hand, you're wondering if it's possible to connect your iPhone to a compatible TV or Apple TV via AirPlay, I'm sorry to tell you that Netflix, as of April 2019, has AirPlay support discontinued.
Finally, it will be useful to know that both with Chromecast and through connection with Second Screen, you can use your phone to control the transmission of Netflix content played on the TV.
How to watch Netflix from phone to TV
Now that you are aware of the various solutions available to connect your smartphone to the TV, you can choose the one that you think best suits your needs, put into practice the instructions you find in the next paragraphs and enjoy watching your favorite Netflix content, using the phone as a remote control.
As mentioned in the opening lines of this guide, one of the solutions available to watch Netflix from phone to TV is to use chromecast. All you have to do is connect the device in question to the HDMI port of the TV and start playing the Netflix content of your interest from your smartphone.
After connecting Chromecast to the TV and setting it up via the Google Home app (Android / iOS / iPadOS), take your smartphone and make sure it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Chromecast.
Once this is done, launch the Netflix app on your phone and, if you haven't already done so, press the button Log in, to log into your account. At this point, tap on the icon of broadcast (the screen with waves), at the bottom right, and select the option chromecast (or the name you have paired with the device) visible on the screen Connect to device.
Then wait for the connection to be established (the icon of broadcast turns blue and the message appears on the TV Ready to broadcast) and find the content you intend to watch. Then press on his preview image e fai tap sul pulsating Play, to start playback on the TV.
If, on the other hand, you have already started playing any Netflix content on your smartphone and want to continue watching it on the TV, touch the phone screen and press the icon of the broadcast, top left. On the screen Select a device for playback, scegli l'opzione chromecast And that's it.
Once you have established the connection between your phone and TV and started playing the content of your interest, you can use your smartphone as a remote control. To view all available options, click on the icon freccia rivolta verse l'alto and, in the new screen displayed, press the buttons Pause (l'icona delle two dashes) is Play (the ▶ ︎ symbol), to stop and resume viewing as many times as you wish.
Also, by pressing the icon of the speech bubble you can activate and remove subtitles and change the audio language, while tapping on the icon megaphone you can adjust the volume. By pressing, instead, on Stop (l'icona del square), you can stop watching your chosen content and return to the Netflix main screen.
If, on the other hand, you want to disconnect the connection between the telephone and the TV, press the icon again broadcast and, in the new screen that appears, select the option Disconnect.
Con Second Screen
D is another good solution to watch Netflix from phone to TV. If you have never heard of it before, you should know that this feature allows you to control the transmission of Netflix content played on your TV using an Android device or an iPhone / iPad.
Before explaining how to use Netflix Second Screen, you need to know that to use the function in question you must have one Smart TV compatible with Netflix. Alternatively, you can also use Second Screen with Amazon Fire TV Stick or a video game console which supports the famous video streaming service (eg PS4 or Xbox One).
In addition, the devices used must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network, the Netflix application must be installed and logged in with the same account. In this regard, you may find useful my guides on how to download Netflix on Smart TV and how to watch Netflix on non-Smart TV.
That said, turn on your TV, pick up your phone and launch the Netflix app on it. Then press the icon of broadcast (bottom right) and, on the screen Connect to device, select yours Smart TV or the device connected to the TV (eg. Fire TV Stick). By doing so, the Netflix app should automatically launch on your TV.
At this point, using the Netflix app on your phone (or tablet), all you have to do is find the content of your interest and press the relevant button Play, to automatically start playing them on the TV. If, on the other hand, you have already started playing content on your smartphone, press the icon of broadcastat the top left and select your TV on the screen Select a device for playback.
Again, you can use your phone as a remote control to control the broadcast of the content being played but, unlike Chromecast, you can also do it via the remote control of the TV or the device connected to it.
If you don't have Chromecast or a Second Screen compatible TV / device, the only solution you can consider to watch Netflix from your phone to TV is to connect the two devices via cable, although you may notice some differences in how the titles are displayed.
If you have a smartphone Android, you should know that due to the different port equipment of devices equipped with the “green robot” operating system, the cables required for connection to the TV may be different.
That said, you should be able to connect your smartphone to the TV with a MHL cable with USB-C connector (for more modern phones) and / or microUSB adapter (for phones that still use this standard port). For newer smartphones equipped with a USB-C port, any should suffice USB-C to HDMI cable. To learn more, I leave you to my guide on how to connect smartphones to TVs with cable.
If, on the other hand, you have a iPhone, you can be on the safe side by purchasing theApple Lightning to Digital AV Adapter which allows, via an HDMI cable to be purchased separately, to connect your “iPhone by” to the HDMI port of the TV, with a maximum resolution of up to 1080p (iOS 11.2.6 or later is required).
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Once the connection between the phone and the TV is made, as automatic playback is not supported with cable connections, take the TV remote control, press the button External inputs (usually identified by an arrow inside a rectangle) and select the option HDMI using the directional arrows on the remote control. By doing so, you should see your smartphone screen on the TV.
At this point, start the Netflix app, log into your account (if you haven't already), choose the content to watch and press the relevant button Play, to start playing it on your TV and enjoy watching it.