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How To: Watch Netflix on TV

The days of waiting in the mail for your next Netflix movie to show up have gone the way of the eight-track tape deck. Really? Can you watch Netflix on TV? The answer to that question is a resounding, YES! But how do you watch Netflix on TV, you may be wondering. Well, this guide will show you the various ways you can watch Netflix on TV.



We are a big fan of Virtual Private Networking or VPN. Not only does a VPN keep your identity online safe and private but the applications for VPN use are numerous. Many people use VPN to connect to their company website to do work from home. Others use VPN to surf the internet for websites that would otherwise be blocked or restricted to them. But one application used by many is using VPN to watch Netflix overseas. The way to do this is straight forward:

  1. Choose a VPN. Preferably one that will allow you fast streaming speed with as few interruptions as possible.
  2. Sign up for Netflix. If you don’t already have a Netflix account then, you can start with a free trial or a paid subscription. IF you have to start from scratch, be sure that the address you use to sign up for Netflix is in a country that allows Netflix viewing.
  3. Launch your VPN, log into Netflix and enjoy!

Directly from your TV

Many televisions today are Smart TVs. They have a built-in Wi-Fi connection to connect to your internet from home. Also, many Smart TVs today have Netflix, as well as other apps like Hulu Plus and Pandora, built into them. All you need is an internet connection, and you’re off.

Streaming Video Players

I have a Samsung Blue-Ray Disc player Home Theater System. I was delighted when it came with a home screen loaded with apps that I can access right from my TV. Netflix was one of them. Many blue-ray and DVD players come with Netflix apps, and all they require is internet access. Roku, Apple TV, Boxee and Sony Streaming Player are some other Devices you can purchase that carry Netflix.

Gaming Consoles

The best thing about Xbox is Netflix access. Also, Wii and PS3 carry a Netflix app so you can watch right on your TV if you don’t have a DVD player that has the app or a TV that does as well. Again you will need internet access, and VPN will work this way as well.

Mobile Devices

For those on the go, your mobile device, tablet or smartphone is capable of accessing Netflix. Just download the app from your app store and you’re ready to go! The great thing about iOS devices like iPad and iPhones is they can be hooked up to your TV. Portability is king in the mobile device world and as long as you have a video-out cable that goes to your iOS device, you can watch Netflix from anywhere.


If all you have is a computer, don’t worry. Netflix subscribers get instant access to their accounts on their computers. This is another way a VPN can come in handy. Use your VPN to watch Netflix overseas and also connect your computer to your hotel TV and watch Netflix on TV wherever you are.

What to watch on Netflix

With Netflix in North and South America, Most of Europe and the Netherlands, the UK and France, there is no limit of what to watch on Netflix. Just make sure that the country you watch Netflix from has the movies you want. Netflix US has the biggest library of Netflix movies and television shows.

With so many options to choose from, the question of “what can I watch on Netflix” becomes one of “how do I watch Netflix on TV”. From your computer to a Streaming Video player, watching Netflix on TV is no longer an option for the elite. Either through one of the devices, Wi-Fi/internet connection or VPN, You can watch Netflix on TV from anywhere.

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