How to Watch Netflix on Your Television

By Contributing Writer

With conveniences like ordering online and free delivery and pickup, Netflix has revolutionized the way we rent DVDs. Their newest breakthrough are movies that stream to your computer and only take a few minutes to download. However, a computer is not the ideal place to watch your favorite movies. In this article, you will learn how to watch the movies Netflix sends to your computer, on your TV.

Things You'll Need

  • S-video cable
  • 1/8 to RCA audio cable
  • Video adapter (Mac)


Step 1

Download the movie you wish to watch from Netflix online.

Step 2

Plug one side of the S-video cable into the port on the side of your computer, and the other side into the back of your television. If you have a Mac, you will likely have to use an adapter that converts the standard Mac video output to S-video. Your computer should adjust automatically.

Step 3

Plug the 1/8 end of the audio cable into the headphone port on your computer. Plug the red and white RCA end of the cable either into the back of your television in the input next to the S-video cable, or into a stereo through which you want to play the sound.

Step 4

Change the input of your television until you can see your computer's desktop.

Step 5

Start playing the movie, and display it as full screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • Your computer might not be set up to display through an S-video cable. If you are having trouble, try editing the visual settings on your computer.

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