How to Activate Netflix on an iPad

By J.M. Chanel

A convenient feature of the Apple iPad is its ability to play streaming video. This feature is great for watching movies or TV shows when traveling. You can even sync the iPad with your Netflix account to gain access to all of the films available on the service's Watch Instantly package. If you have a Netflix account, all you have to do is download the free Netflix app. Once you log in, you will be able to watch movies from your instant queue on the iPad.

Step 1

Open the App Store on your iPad.

Step 2

Search for "Netflix."

Step 3

Download and install the Netflix app.

Step 4

Open the Netflix app. A screen will appear for you to log in to your Netflix account.

Step 5

Enter your user name and password in the appropriate fields and tap the "Log In" button. The Netflix app will automatically activate.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can activate Netflix Watch Instantly on up to six different devices. To manage your streaming devices, tap the "Your Account & Info" link at the top-right side of any Netflix page, and then select "Manage Netflix Ready Devices and Computers."