How to Hook a TV to Netflix Through a Blu-ray

By Luke Arthur

When you have a Blu-Ray player, it gives you the ability to watch high-definition content on your TV. Many Blu-Ray players also have the capability to connect to the Internet and stream Netflix. With a Netflix subscription, you gain access to thousands of television shows and movies instantly on your TV. The process of connecting your Blu-Ray player to your television and then streaming Netflix is relatively simple and should be able to be completed within a few minutes.

Step 1

Connect your Blu-Ray player to your television. This involves connecting a HDMI cable from the Blu-Ray device to the back of your television. Connect the HDMI cable to the port on the back of the Blu-Ray player to the port on the back of the television. Plug the Blu-Ray player into the electrical outlet as well.

Step 2

Connect your Blu-Ray player to the Internet. This could include connecting an Ethernet cable to the back of the Blu-Ray player. Some Blu-Ray players come with a Wi-Fi connection. If this is the case, you will need to use the remote to enter the Wi-Fi password into the device.

Step 3

Use your remote to navigate to the Netflix application on your Blu-Ray player. Once you navigate to the application, it should give you an activation code. Write down the activation code.

Step 4

Open the Netflix website on your computer or smartphone. Once on the Netflix website, you will find a section to activate streaming devices. Enter the activation code from your device into the blank and click on "Activate." After a few seconds, your account will activate the device so that it can begin streaming.

Step 5

Utilize the remote to your Blu-Ray player to navigate through the available movies and television shows on Netflix. You have the option of sorting through different categories or searching for a specific title. Select the show you want to watch and it will begin streaming on your TV.

Tips & Warnings

  • Add movies to your queue for easy reference. You can then navigate to your queue and easily locate movies that you want to watch.