Netflix streaming devices and app

The Netflix app

As long as your device is connected to the internet, can be downloaded on an app store and is compatible with Netflix, you can access it.

You are able to watch content instantly through the app though the software can vary depending on the device, as functionality may differ. Some devices already have Netflix embedded into them and some can be downloaded, for example on the Apple’s App store.

Remember, Netflix is a streaming service, you do not permanently download the TV shows and movies so must have a constant connection to the internet to experience it.

Which devices can I use to stream?

Connected to the internet and can download the software via the device? Then you can stream instantly on: computers, gaming consoles, DVD or Blu-ray players, HDTVs, set-top boxes, home theatre systems, phones or tablets.

If you would like to watch movies and TV shows from a Windows or Mac, you simply open your preferred internet browser and go to www.netflix.com where you can sign in to your account as normal and select something to play.

The only additional thing you will need in this case is the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in, though you will probably have this installed. If you’re prompted you just download and install the free plug-in by following the instructions.

How many devices can I use at the same time?

The amount of devices you can watch Netflix on simultaneously all depends on the price plan you choose when you subscribe. You can access these detail on Your Account > change plan information.

How fast does my internet need to be?

The faster the connection you have, the better quality of the video. Netflix Internet Connection Speed Recommendations say that the minimum requirement for the connection speed is 0.5 megabits per second.
The bandwidth, level of broadband and the speed may all impact the software.