Ways to Cast Netflix from iPhone to Your TV

Netflix no longer supports AirPlay on Apple TV due to technical limitations. So if you want to AirPlay a video from your iOS device to your Apple TV, it will not play. That said, it’s not all is lost. There are still a couple of ways to help this experience remain. In this post, we’ll show you how to mirror Netflix from your iPhone to Apple TV.

How to Mirror Netflix from iPhone to TV

Use Chromecast

The most feasible way to get an AirPlay-like experience for Netflix is to use Google Chromecast, which is a famous streaming device. $35 is not an expensive price and it is very simple to use. Once you set up and activate it, there will be a Cast icon in the Netflix app.

Simply tap on it, choose your Chromecast. Anything you are playing on the Netflix app will be displayed on your TV through Chromecast. You can easily control the playback with your iPhone or iPad.

There is a difference here is that when you’re using AirPlay, the video will go through your device. But, on Chromecast, it will go through the Chromecast device. This way is faster and has a more reliable connection.

Get Chromecast ($35)

Use Smart TV’s Netflix App

If you have a smart TV, the high chance you have a Netflix app in there. If it’s not installed already, you can easily download it from Play Store. Once done, sign in your Netflix account, and you can then start streaming.

But many of you might not like using your Smart TV’s remote to scroll through the Netflix app. In this case, you can try using the Netflix 2nd Screen experience listed below.

Use Netflix’s 2nd Screen Experience

There are a number of devices that support Netflix’s 2nd Screen experience, which means that you can easily turn your iPhone/iPad into a remote control for your TV. It is the one playing the Netflix media.

To get it to work, you need to connect both your device to the same Wi-Fi network as well as sign into the same account. Many Smart TVs, and even Play Station support this Netflix’s 2nd Screen Experience feature.

To check out whether your device does or not, simply launch the Netflix app on your TV (or the connected device) and open the Netflix app on your iPhone/iPad. Select the Cast button on the top toolbar of the screen. If your device is in the available list, it means you can use the 2nd Screen feature.

All you need is to tap on it and both your devices will be connected to together. Browse around your iOS device and when you find something that you like, simply tap on it. The playback will then start on your TV.

Other Ways to Watch Netflix on Your TV

Use an HDMI Cable and Your Computer

If all above fails, it’s something that still works reliably. All you need is to connect an HDMI cable from your Windows or Mac computer to your TV. After that, open a Netflix window in your favorite browser. Click on Fullscreen icon and when it’s in mirroring mode, you can watch the content, with the sound through your TV.

Miracast from Android Or Windows

Miracast is a new, wireless format of HDMI. So if this feature is integrated into your Android phone, Windows PC and your TV, you can use Chromecast to cast feature without the need for additional hardware. Check it online if Miracast is built in your devices. Simply use the Cast button to connect to the available devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Mirror with Google Chromecast on Mac

Many of you might not know that Netflix, officially supporting Google Chromecast, is also the Chrome browser. To use Chromecast smoothly, you should update your browser to the latest version, which comes with Google Cast’s inbuilt feature. Simply open Netflix in your browser, play a movie you like and then click on the Cast button to show it on your TV. You can still control the playback through the Google Chrome browser on your computer.

In conclusion, even when Netflix has already stopped AirPlay support, it doesn’t mean everything is lost as well. There are a number of ways you can do to watch Netflix on your TV where from your iPhone/iPad.

How are you watching Netflix? Let’s know in the comment section.

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