How to Connect a Panasonic Blu-ray Player to the Internet for Netflix

Panasonic Blu-ray players include various Internet-related playback features through the device's Viera Cast menu, including YouTube and Skype. Many also include Netflix support, meaning you can access Netflix's instant streaming library straight through your Blu-ray player, so long as you are a Netflix subscriber. Use your Blu-ray player's wireless or wired Internet capabilities to get the Blu-ray player online and streaming Netflix.

Use the Blu-ray player's Viera Cast service to access Netflix.

Wired Connection

Step 1

Connect the Blu-ray player to your router or modem via Ethernet cable. The Ethernet port is labeled and can be found on the back of the device.

Step 2

Turn on the Panasonic Blu-ray player and TV.

Step 3

Push "Function Menu" on the Blu-ray player's remote. Options appear on the screen.

Step 4

Scroll to "Other Functions" using the remote's arrow keys and press "OK." More options appear.

Step 5

Select "Setup."

Step 6

Select "Network" from the list.

Step 7

Press "OK" to select "Network Easy Setting."

Step 8

Select "Wired." Follow the on-screen prompts to allow the Blu-ray player to automatically detect the wired Ethernet connection and connect to the Internet.

Wireless Connection

Step 1

Plug the wireless adapter into the Blu-ray player's "Wireless LAN Adapter" port on the back of the device if the player came with a wireless LAN adapter. If it did not, then the player has built-in Wi-Fi or does not support Wi-Fi. Refer to the device's manual or specifications sheet to determine Wi-Fi support.

Step 2

Turn on the Panasonic Blu-ray player and TV.

Step 3

Push "Function Menu" on the Blu-ray player's remote. Options appear on the screen.

Step 4

Scroll to "Other Functions" using the remote's arrow keys and press "OK." More options appear.

Step 5

Select "Setup."

Step 6

Select "Network" from the list.

Step 7

Press "OK" to select "Network Easy Setting."

Step 8

Select "Wireless."

Step 9

Choose "Search for Wireless Network." The Blu-ray player scans for access points, such as your home's router, and displays a results list.

Step 10

Select your desired wireless connection form the on-screen list.

Step 11

Select "Encryption Key." An on-screen keyboard pops up, allowing you to enter the wireless access point's password.

Step 12

Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the encryption code and select "Finish." The player connects to the Internet.

Set Up Netflix

Step 1

Turn on your Blu-ray player and TV and push "Viera Cast" on your Blu-ray player's remote. Options appear on the screen.

Step 2

Scroll to "Netflix" and press "OK."

Step 3

Select "Continue" when a message appears indicating Netflix is only available to US residents. The Netflix application opens.

Step 4

Select "Yes - Activate Instant Streaming From Netflix." If you do not have an account, choose "No - Start My Free Trial" and follow the prompts to create an account. A code appears.

Step 5

Write down the code.

Step 6

Go to Netflix.com/Activate on your computer's Web browser, enter your Netflix email address and password data in the corresponding fields and click "Continue."

Step 7

Enter the code from your Blu-ray player in to the corresponding field and click "Activate." Netflix loads on your Blu-ray player after a few seconds.

Tip

Panasonic Blu-ray players released prior to 2010 do not support Netflix.

Once you set up the Internet connection, the Blu-ray player automatically connects to that connection every time upon start-up.

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