How to Download Netflix to a Blueray Player

By Brent Watkins

Netflix is quickly growing into the primary method of viewing videos and television programs for homes that have broadband Internet access. The Netflix Instant View feature allows you to access thousands of movies and TV programs whenever you like. Many Blu-Ray disc players now include the ability to watch Netflix Instant View movies directly through the machine. However, combining a robust computer-based video website with a traditional video appliance may result in confusion on how to operate the Netflix enabled features.

Things You'll Need

  • Broadband Internet connection (1.5MBS minimum download speed)
  • Ethernet or wireless network connection

Step 1

Connect your Netflix-enabled Blu-Ray player to the Internet. Depending on the Blu-Ray model, use the supplied instructions to connect the unit through either an Ethernet cable or wireless Internet connection.

Step 2

Confirm your Internet connection meets Netflix minimum requirements to play Instant View movies. You will need a broadband connection capable of download speeds of at least 1.5 megabits per second.

Step 3

Sign up for a Netflix unlimited account online at Only unlimited accounts offer access to the Instant View feature used by a Netflix-enabled Blu-Ray player.

Step 4

Consult your Blu-Ray player’s user manual for instructions on how to obtain the Netflix activation code.

Step 5

Enter the activation code supplied by your Blu-Ray player into your account profile at Netflix. After signing into your account, click the “Your Account & Help” link in the upper-right corner of your account home page. Select the “Activate a Netflix ready device” link under the “Watching Instantly On Your TV Or Computer” section of the account page.

Step 6

Add movies to the Instant Queue of your account. Movies available for Instant View can be browsed by selecting the “Watch Instantly” tab. Instant View titles feature a blue “Play” button under the album art. Use your mouse to hover over the Play button until the “Add to Instant Queue” button appears below. Click the “Add to Instant Queue” button to add the movie to your instant queue.

Step 7

Press the “Netflix” button on the remote of your Blu-Ray player, or use the player’s menu to access the Netflix feature. Select the movie you want to view from the available titles you placed in your Instant View queue. When selected, the movie will download and begin playing after a few moments.

Tips & Warnings

  • Confirm your Internet download speed by visiting This website features a utility that displays your actual connection speeds.
  • If your Internet connection only meets the minimum 1.5 megabits per second download speed, consider improving the download speed by upgrading your connection. The image quality of your downloaded movies will improve dramatically.