Let’s be real.
Smart TVs changed the game of entertainment. Before, you would need a DVD or VCD just to play a movie on your home television. However, Smart TVs single-handedly killed that tradition.
Do you agree with me?
Smart TVs have built-in apps that allow you to stream your favorite movies on your TV. All you need to do is source it using the remote and your good to go. This eradicates the need to buy or rent a DVD. And of course, what’s a more popular movie-streaming app than Netflix, right?
The sad part is…
Not everyone has the privilege of owning a smart TV at home. But if you’re one of them, don’t worry! We got you!
Google, has launched Chromecast, which basically turns any TV into a Smart TV! And I bet you. It will save you a lot of money. Sounds good, right?!
Now, you can watch Netflix with your family while sitting on your livingroom’s couch. Let’s be clear. There are a few ways to Chromecast Netflix. But, we have provided you with the easiest, hassle-free steps on how to do so!
Have a cozy and fun fam bonding, follow our guide on how to Chromecast Netflix on your TV, now!
Connect Netflix to Chromecast
Before we start, make sure that you have your Chromecast already set up on your TV and Android Phone. If you haven’t, check our guide on how to set up Google Chromecast.
Important note: The name of the Chromecast device for this tutorial is ‘Bedroom TV’
Connect Chromecast to TV
Your Chromecast device must be connected to your television through HDMI. This means that you must plug the Chromecast to your TV’s HDMI port.
Not only that.
The Chromecast device must be plugged in too. It comes with a connector that has a USB-type end.
Now, there are 2 ways to plug the device:
- If your television has a USB port too, you can simply plug it in there.
- You can also use an adaptor and plug it to the nearest outlet.
- Get your TV’s remote control
- Find the ‘Source’ button
- Choose ‘HDMI’
Open the Netflix App
- Now that the device is connected to your television, you just need to open the Netflix app and choose your profile.
- From the countless movies on Netflix, choose one that you wish to watch. Hit the play button.
Cast Phone Screen to TV
- In some cases, there will be a pop-up prompt asking where do you want to play the movie (see image below)
Now, for other cases that the pop-up prompt didn’t show up, here’s what to do:
- Click the cast button on the upper-right corner of the screen and it will show you which devices you can watch Netflix in.
Whichever way you did it, proceed to the following:
- Simply click the name of your Chromecast device, in this case, Bedroom TV.
- Wait for it to load and enjoy watching!
Use Phone As Is
Now, since you are playing Netflix on your phone, you might think that exiting the app will stop your Chromecast from streaming Netflix.
You can use your mobile phone like you normally would. You can browse through Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and more without interrupting Netflix.
Disconnect Netflix to Chromecast
Had fun watching? You might need to do something else. Here’s how yo disconnect Netflix from your TV:
Open the Netflix App
- Open the Netflix app if you weren’t in the app yet.
- On the bottom part of your screen, you will see a navigation bar that informs you what is currently playing (see photo below).
- Drag that navigation bar up.
- You will see options such as pause or stop. Click the stop button.
Disconnect to Chromecast
After clicking stop, a pop-up prompt will show.
- Hit the disconnect button and exit the app.
And, voila! Netflix will successfully be disconnected from Chromecast. The steps are easy, right?
Google Chromecast 3rd Gen
Stream your favorite movie or music online with Chromecast. This will provide you with up to 1080p resolution. The Google Chromecast 3rd Generation retails for $35.
Now, if you’re worrying that you won’t be able to use your phone while using this device, fret not. The Chromecast only uses your mobile device as a remote and after casting, you can easily use your phone as is.
People Also Ask
Is Netflix Chromecast compatible?
Of course. You can stream Netflix on your TV with the use of Chromecast. You can also cast it to full screen which makes your TV works as a Smart TV.
Can Chromecast play Netflix on its own?
Chromecast cannot play Netflix on its own. You would need to use your phone as a “remote control” for you to stream Netflix movies on your TV.
How to Chromecast Netflix to TV?
Step 1: Set up Google Chromecast and connect the device to your phone
Step 2: Open the Netflix app and choose the media you want to watch
Step 3: Press the cast button on the app
Step 4: Choose which Chromecast device you want to cast your phone into
Step 5: Use your phone as is
Chromecast Netflix on Your TV
Our TVs changed the way we entertain ourselves at home. And believe me when I say that, it’s still going to change. It’ll be more advanced, more hi-tech, and smarter.
But here’s the deal.
It’s insane to buy a new TV every time a new feature comes out! What you gonna do will all that TV, right?! Now, this is where Google Chromecast comes handy. And in my honest opinion upon testing the product, this one is a great buy!
What’s your favorite movie or series on Netflix? Let us know in the comments section below!