How to Get Netflix on a Blu-ray Player

By Jennifer Leighton

Netflix gives you the ability to watch your favorite films and TV programs in several ways. Movies can be ordered through surface mail, over the Web or direct from a Netflix-enabled device. Netflix devices include many Blu-ray players. Once a connection is established, you can order and watch movies directly from the Blu-ray player's main menu.

From Your Computer

Step 1

Open a Web browser and navigate to Netflix.com.

Step 2

Access the "Netflix Ready Devices" page on the Netflix website. Select the "Blu-ray Players" option to view a list of Netflix-compatible Blu-ray players.

Step 3

Locate your Blu-ray player on the list. Compatible Blu-ray players as of April 2011 include the VIZIO Blu-ray, the Yamaha Networking Blu-ray, Toshiba Blu-ray players, the Sony Network Blu-ray disc player, Samsung Network Blu-ray players, the Pioneer Internet Connected Blu-ray, the Philips Netflix-ready Blu-ray, Panasonic's Networking Blu-Ray player, LG Network Blu-ray players and the Insignia Connected Blu-Ray player. If your Blu-ray player does not appear on the current list, it is not Netflix-compatible.

Step 4

Click on the image of your Blu-ray player.

Step 5

Click on "Start Your Free Trial." At the end of your Netflix free trial, you will have the option to extend your Netflix membership if desired.

Step 6

Input the required information, including your email address and a Netflix password. A new screen will display.

Step 7

Complete the required information fields, which include your first and last name, company (if applicable,) address, city, state, zip code and phone number. When you have entered this information, a new screen will appear.

Step 8

Complete the section for "Your Payment Information." You will need to enter a credit card or PayPal account number and other relevant information such as the card's expiration date.

Step 9

Click "Start Membership."

Step 10

Check your email account. You will receive a Netflix membership confirmation in one email and an activation code in a second email.

Step 11

Write down the activation code. You will need to enter this information into your Blu-ray player.

From the Blu-ray Player

Step 1

Power on the Blu-ray player.

Step 2

Access the "Netflix" icon on your Blu-ray player's menu.

Step 3

Enter the activation code into the appropriate field when "Enter Activation Code" appears.

Step 4

Wait while the Blu-ray player connects to Netflix. This process may take several moments. When the Netflix connection to your Blu-ray player has been established, a status update will let you know.

Step 5

Click the Netflix icon on your Blu-ray player's menu to watch movies at any time.

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