Ah yes, this is a great question that a lot of people are confused about. Netflix is a subscription streaming video service. That means by paying a modest monthly fee, you can watch available movies, TV shows, documentaries and more whenever you want, as much as you want.
Watch On Your Computer and Mobile Devices
The obvious way to watch Netflix is on your computer at www.netflix.com. There’s also a Netflix app for mobile devices so you can watch on your phones and tablets. You download these apps from the app store. Simply download the app, log in to your Netflix account and get to binge-watching.
Watch on Your TV
The best way to enjoy Netflix is on your TV of course. There are a number of ways to do this. If you have a newer “Smart TV” you may actually have a Netflix app on your TV so you’re all set. If not, you’ll need an external device that offers Netflix. After connecting one of these devices to your TV, just launch the Netflix app on the device and log in.
Here’s an overview of the many external devices that offer Netflix:
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire
- Gaming Systems (Playstation, Xbox and Wii)
- Some Blu-ray Disc Players
Most of the above are straightforward as far as installation. Of course, if you’re just too busy or tech-challenged, Tech Help Boston can help!
*If you’re not familiar with Chromecast, you should know that you’ll need a computer to use it. Chromecast simply allows you to “cast” whatever website you’re viewing in the Chrome browser onto your TV.