Learn how to setup Netflix on your Apple TV for even more great content.
Netflix has arrived in Australia, and they’re the latest big name to partner with Apple. Apple TV viewers can now watch Netflix content on the living room TV and on mobile devices.
Content on Netflix ranges from the classics, all the way to the recent Hollywood Blockbusters, to TV shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.
Your Apple TV can also help you organise the huge catalogue of streaming content from Netflix, to help you navigate through your titles.
Now that there’s no need to use an overseas address to access Netflix, it’s pretty easy to setup and watch Netflix on Apple TV. Here’s how to do it.
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About Apple TV
The price for Apple TV starts from $69. You can buy it online through the official Apple store, in store or by calling Apple.
How to set up Apple TV (3rd gen)
- Connect your Apple TV to your television and power. Wait until your Apple TV shows the setup screen.
- Unlock your iOS device and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on. Ensure that you're connected to the WiFi network that you would like to use with your Apple TV.
- Wait for the prompts to appear on your iOS device and Apple TV.
- Log in with your Apple ID details.
- The configuration will start automatically.
- Once ready, you can start using your Apple TV!
Where can I purchase Apple TV?
You can purchase Apple TV directly from Apple's online store by clicking the link below.
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How to connect your Apple TV to your Netflix account
Once you’ve setup your Apple TV it’s just a case of navigating to Netflix from the Apple TV home screen. If you already have a Netflix membership, you can sign in with your Netflix email and password. Once you sign-in, you’re connected to Netflix and you can start watching Netflix on your Apple TV.
If you’re not a member, you must join Netflix before you can start watching TV and movies on your Apple TV. You can join online. There are three plans to choose from, a basic, standard and premium membership. Prices start from $8.99 per month.
Once your Netflix subscription has been confirmed, you can log in and watch Netflix on your Apple TV.
What regions is Netflix available for on Apple TV?
See the map below for a list of countries that are available for Netflix on Apple TV.
What's the resolution for Netflix on Apple TV?
Generally the devices are capable of streaming Netflix in HD depending on your Internet connection. With a good internet connection, Netflix will play in its maximum supported resolution.
Subtitles and audio
You can find the subtitles and captions displayed in the lower half of the screen. To save or adjust your settlings, play the TV show or movie for at least five minutes and your preferences will be set. To change your actual subtitles appearance settings, you need to log into your Netflix account and change them through there.
Frequently asked questions
Are you having trouble watching Netflix on your Apple TV? Check these FAQs for solutions to common problems.
What can I do if I can’t connect to Netflix?
If you’re having trouble connecting your Apple TV to Netflix, try the following.
- Reset your AppleTV. Unplug it from the wall for 15 seconds.
- Test the internet network from the settings menu on your Apple TV.
- Check for Apple TV software updates.
- Close and reopen the Netflix application.
How do I connect my Apple TV?
You need three things to connect your Apple TV. You need:
- A high definition television
- A broadband connection
- An iTunes account
Just connect the cords from your Apple TV unit to your television. You may need to purchase a HDMI cable as this may not be supplied when you buy your Apple TV. On your television, navigate to the input source of the Apple TV.
What if I want to change my Netflix membership?
You can downgrade or upgrade your Netflix plan at any time.
I can’t hear any sound when I watch Netflix on my Apple TV?
This could be because of a problem with the content you’re trying to watch or with the connection to your speakers. Try to watch another show. If the problem continues check the connections and also adjust the audio settings. Enable Dolby surround sound.
Why can’t I see the Netflix APP on my Apple TV?
It may be the case that the Netflix APP has been hidden or moved by the iOS. Have a look to see whether the icon is hidden — check the Apple TV troubleshooting for detailed instructions on how to do this — and most importantly make sure your Apple TV software is up to date.
Why does Netflix keep crashing?
Try the following: make sure all software is up to date, try unplugging everything for 30 seconds and reset the settings on your Apple TV.
What do you mean use an overseas address?
Before Netflix came to Australia, people used to hack the registration system by using a United States post code or address instead of an Australian address. This let them watch Netflix before it was released in Australia.