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How to stream Netflix on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Take Netflix with you by streaming it on your Apple device of choice.
The love for Netflix is strong here in Australia, with more than 7.6 million Aussies subscribing to the service as of September 2017. Much of that success stems from the freedom Netflix provides, allowing us to not only watch, pause and resume our favourite movies and TV shows on-demand, but giving us the means to access them wherever we like on a vast range of home and mobile devices.
As the top dog of the mobile space, it's no surprise that Apple's myriad mobile devices have proven some of the most popular to stream Netflix on. Any Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later can access the streaming service, though you'll need a device capable of running iOS 11.0 to download and run the latest version of the Netflix app.
Once you've downloaded and signed in to your Netflix account, streaming Netflix on your Apple device is gratefully simple. Along with the ability to search for specific titles, you can browse through different genres of TV shows and movies, see what new content has recently been added to the Netflix library and continue watching any title you haven't yet finished.
How do I set up Netflix on my Apple device?
To stream Netflix on your Apple device, just follow these simple steps:
- Open the iOS app store on your Apple device.
- Type "Netflix" into the search bar and tap "search".
- Tap "Get" on the "Netflix, Inc" option.
- Wait for the download to finish.
- Tap the Netflix icon on your home screen.
- Enter your Netflix email and password when prompted.
- Start streaming!
What resolutions does Netflix support on Apple devices?
|iPhone X, XS, XS Max||1080p|
|iPhone 6 Plus and later "Plus" models||1080p|
|iPad||720p in iOS 8.0, 480p in iOS 6 and earlier|
|iPad with Retina display||1080p|
|iPod Touch and iPhone 5 and below||720p in iOS 7.0 and up, 480p for iOS 6.0 and earlier|
Can I stream from my Apple device to a TV?
The Netflix app on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch lets you stream Netflix out to select compatible devices on the same Wi-Fi network. There are two main ways of doing this: through mirroring to an Airplay device or through casting to a Google Chromecast device.
Streaming Netflix over Airplay
If you have an Airplay-enabled device like an Apple TV connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, the Netflix app will display either the icon or the icon indicating that Airplay streaming is available. Tapping either of these icons will allow you to stream to your Airplay device.
If you don't see either icon in the Netflix app, check that you have the latest software installed on your device and Apple TV and that they're both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Streaming Netflix over Chromecast
If you own a Google Chromecast or any Chromecast-enabled device, you should see the cast icon displayed within the Netflix app on your Apple device. Tapping this icon will let you stream out Netflix content to the Chromecast display instead of playing it directly on your Apple device.
How do I sign out of Netflix?
If for some reason you need to sign out of your Netflix account on your Apple device, simply follow these steps:
- Tap on the menu icon located on the top right hand corner of the app.
- Choose "Home".
- Scroll to the bottom and choose "Sign out".
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