How to Hook Up Netflix to an HDTV

By Rebecca Gilbert

Soon after Netflix began streaming video through the Internet, several companies jumped on the bandwagon and produced products that actively connected Netflix to your HDTV. You can connect to Netflix with an Internet-ready television, or with a media player.

Things You'll Need

  • Audio/video cables

Internet Ready

Step 1

Turn on your Internet-ready HDTV and follow the manufacturer's instructions for connecting your HDTV to your network. Some televisions may require a wired connection, while some may offer wireless.

Step 2

Locate the Netflix logo on your television and start the service. Enter your email and password to get your activation code. Write these numbers and letters down.

Step 3

Sign in to Netflix on your computer. Enter the activation code into the activation page, located in "Your Account & Help." Once this is done, your Netflix is connected to your HDTV.

Media Player

Step 1

Connect a media player that supports Netflix to your network. The media player you use determines whether wireless connections are available.

Step 2

Connect your media player to the HDTV using either HDMI or composite cables, and turn the television and media player on.

Step 3

Locate the Netflix application on the media player's interface. Each device has its own icons and placement of the Netflix service. Your owner's guide explains how to find Netflix on the media player.

Step 4

Open the Netflix application. Sign in to Netflix on your television, and write down the activation code that appears on the screen.

Step 5

Log in to Netflix on your computer, go to your settings page and enter the code to activate your media player. Your Netflix account is now ready to work on your HDTV.