Setting Up Your Sony Blu-ray Player With Netflix

By Aaron Wein

Many Internet-enabled Sony Blu-ray players include a built-in Netflix application, allowing you to link your Netflix instant streaming account to your player. After linking the account, you gain access to hundreds of movies streamed through your Blu-ray player to your TV. Before accessing Netflix, however, you must activate video on demand on your Blu-ray player using a Sony My Essentials account. From there, you can open the Netflix application on your Blu-ray player and activate it.

Step 1

Turn on your TV and Sony Blu-ray player and remove any disc from the player.

Step 2

Push the "Home" button on your Blu-ray player's remote. A menu appears.

Step 3

Scroll to "Network" using the arrow keys.

Step 4

Scroll down to "Activate Enhanced Features" and press "+" to select it. A registration code appears on the screen. Record the code.

Step 5

Visit on your computer.

Step 6

Enter your email address and password into the respective fields and click the "Go" button to log in to your My Essentials account. If you do not have a My Essentials account, click the "New to My Essentials" link and follow the prompts to create an account.

Step 7

Choose your Blu-ray player from the "Device Type" drop-down menu and input the registration code (Step 4) into the corresponding field. A prompt appears informing you that you must view your email address to complete registration.

Step 8

Log in to the email address tied to your My Essentials account, open the message sent from Sony and click the registration confirmation link in the email. A message appears indicating you have completed registration.

Step 9

Push "Home" on your Blu-ray player's remote again to view the main menu.

Step 10

Scroll to the "Video" section with the arrow keys.

Step 11

Scroll down to "Netflix" in the Video section and press the "+" button.

Step 12

Choose "Yes" to indicate you are already subscribed to Netflix. An activation code appears. Record the code and do not turn off or exit the current menu on your Blu-ray player. If you do not have a Netflix account, sign up at

Step 13

Visit on your computer and log in to your Netflix account. A new page appears allowing you to activate your Blu-ray player.

Step 14

Enter the code (Step 12) into the corresponding prompt and click "Activate." Netflix activates on your Sony Blu-ray player.

Tips & Warnings

  • View your Blu-ray player's specifications manual to make sure the device is Netflix-ready.