How to Get Netflix to Work on Sony Blu-ray Player

By Cee Jay

For Netflix to work with a Sony Blu-ray player, it must be network enabled. A network Blu-ray player can connect to your Internet connection and, using the built-in Bravia Internet Video link, stream Netflix directly to your TV. This setup requires a high-speed Internet connection, minimum 2.5Mb/s recommended, and a Netflix membership.

Things You'll Need

  • Network Blu-ray player
  • Internet connection
  • Ethernet cable, or wireless capability
  • Netflix subscription

Step 1

Plug one end of an ethernet ethernet cable to the LAN jack on the back of the player, and the other end into your router. The device will automatically configure the proper settings to connect to the Internet. Alternatively, use the built-in Wi-Fi to connect to your wireless router. Check your manual for the exact setup, as the instructions will vary depending on your model.

Step 2

Press the "Home" button on the remote control, and use the left or right arrow to select "Network."

Step 3

Press up or down to select "Activate Enhanced Features," and press the plus sign to confirm. Write down the registration code shown on the screen.

Step 4

Browse to Sony's My Essentials website, and enter your email address and password to log in. If you do not already have a Sony Style or My Essentials account, click "New to My Essentials?" to register.

Step 5

Choose "Blu-ray Player" from the drop-down menu.

Step 6

Enter the registration code you wrote down previously, and click "Continue." Take note of the confirmation message.

Step 7

Log in to the email that you used to register, and locate the confirmation email from Sony. Click the embedded link within the message.

Step 8

Press "Home" on the remote control, and use the navigation arrows to select the "Video" icon.

Step 9

Select the Netflix channel from the list. If you are a Netflix member, choose "Yes," otherwise choose "No," and then "Ready to Get Started." You must become a paying member or register for a seven-day trial.

Step 10

Write down the four-digit Netflix code. Enter "" into your computer's browser, and log in to your account the email address and password you created.

Step 11

Enter the Netflix code into the box and click "Activate."

Step 12

Go to the "Watch Instantly" tab and click "Add to Instant Queue" for each title you want to watch.

Step 13

Go back to the Netflix channel on your Sony player, and every movie or TV show you added will be listed under "Instant Queue." Select "Play" to begin watching.

Tips & Warnings

  • Look for a red and black logo that states: "Instant Streaming Ready," to determine if your specific player is compatible with Netflix.