How to Watch Netflix Movies on a DirecTV Receiver

By Tiffany Ameh

Renting movies is easier than ever, thanks to companies such as Netflix. For a low price each month, Netflix allows you to have rented movies sent to your home, and you can return the movies whenever you're ready. Netflix also has the added convenience of allowing you to watch movies directly from certain devices. As of September 2010, one cannot watch Netflix movies from a DirectTV receiver. However they can be viewed with the help of a streaming player, which is a device that allows you to stream movies and shows from the Internet.

Things You'll Need

  • Netflix subscription
  • Streaming player
  • Ethernet cable

Step 1

Plug in the streaming player to a power outlet. As of August 2010, Netflix works with three streaming players: Roku Streaming Player, Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player, and WD TV Live Plus HD Media Player.

Step 2

Connect the streaming player and the television using the red, yellow and white input/output plugs. Put each colored plug into the corresponding hole.

Step 3

Connect the streaming player and the television using the red, yellow and white input/output plugs. Put each colored plug into the corresponding hole.

Step 4

Turn on the television.

Step 5

Use the ethernet cable to connect from your Internet router to the television if necessary. If using your streaming player's Wi-Fi, set up the Wi-Fi connection according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 6

Select which movies or shows you want to watch from Netflix.