How to Setup and Watch Netflix Australia on Google Chromecast

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Learn how to Chromecast Netflix Australia to your television.

Watch Netflix on your TV using Google Chromecast. You can even control your TV from your smartphone device. Buy the Google Chromecast hardware and sign in to your Netflix membership. Watch content and stream it to any high definition television over the broadband internet connection.

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How to setup Netflix Australia and watch TV and movies using Google Chromecast 

Plug the Chromecast USB into your TV. Switch your TV to the right HDMI input, you should be able to the see the Google Chromecast home screen here. Download the Google Chromecast application on your mobile or desktop device and follow the setup instructions. Have a look on the TV, you should see matching codes on your TV and mobile device. Now name your Chromecast and select your wifi network.  Once you see the content displayed on your television, you’re good to go. The beauty of casting Netflix from your Android or iOS mobile device is that your phone or tablet becomes your television remote control — that’s one less thing to lose in the living room.

Netflix is a Google Chromecast ‘ready to cast’ APP. This means you don’t have to use an internet browser to cast Netflix content. Download the Netflix APP to your Android or Apple device and log in to your Netflix membership. If you’re not already a Netflix member, you can join up online. There are three membership plans to choose from starting from $8.99.

Frequently asked questions

Have a look at these FAQs if you’re looking for answer about how to setup and watch Netflix on Google Chromecast.

How does Google Chromecast work?

Chromecast is a device you plug into your TVs USB port. It lets you stream content from your computer, tablet or mobile phone to your TV. Google Chromecast has partnered with popular services like netflixs to give you ready to cast APPS. This lets you play Netflix content as well as content from other services.

Why can’t I get Netflix to work my Chromecast?

If you’re not seeing the Chromecast symbol, make sure of the following:

  • Double check the you have the Chromecast extension installed and that your computer and Chromecast are on the same network.
  • The Chromecast name can not contain any special characters like Emoji’s.
  • The Netflix software is up to date.
  • Make sure the Apple TV is connected to the same wireless network as the Chromecast.

If you’re seeing an error message about the Netflix application.

  • Make sure the Netflix application is up to date.
  • Do a factory reset on your device and Netflix APP.

How do I switch Chromecast off?

Chromecast is powered by your TV, switching your TV off puts Chromecast into standby mode. If your TV is on, Chromecast will stay inactive until you select the input the Chromecast is plugged in to.

What happens when I sign out of Netflix?

When you sign out of Netflix on your mobile or desktop device, you can stream different content using Google Chromecast.

Can I change the Chromecast TV?

You can easily move the Chromecast USB unit between TVs as long as they’re hDMI enabled. You don’t need to set up your Chromecast again as long as it remains connected to the same network.

Can I use my Chromecast when I travel?

You can take your Google Chromecast with you when you travel and watch Netflix on the go as long as it’s available in the country you’re visiting. There may be a few issues if you’re trying to Chromecast Netflix in a hotel or school for example. AP or client isolation prevents Chromecast from working properly.

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13 Responses to How to Setup and Watch Netflix Australia on Google Chromecast

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    Kevin | August 12, 2016

    I get to set me up page on tv but cannot get any further. No further instructions for guidance. This Chromecast series 1 has been working fine until yesterday now it has discontinued and I have Netflix on iPad Pro but cannot get it to the tv. Please help.

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      Chester | August 15, 2016

      Hello Kevin,

      Thanks for your question.

      Please be advised that is a financial and general information website and we do not represent Netflix. In order to have your issue addressed properly. Netflix has a dedicated technical team of experts that may be able to have your issue resolved.

      Thanks for stopping by.


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    Richard | July 28, 2016

    We have recently purchased and Ultra HD Samsung TV and are considering a netflex subscription.

    Should l subscribe to the 4k plan and if so, will netflix work on multiple older non smart HD TV’s using Chromecast?

    We have a good Telstra “medium” cable bundle service with download speeds ranging between 25-5-MBs.


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      May | July 29, 2016

      Hi Richard,

      Thank you for your question.

      For Netflix subscription, your price options are: Single (basic) – $8.99, Double (standard) – $11.99, 4 Device (premium) – $14.99

      You can actually use Google Chromecast whichever price/plan you will get. You should be able to use Chromecast if you can see the Google Chromecast home screen given that: 1) your HD TV has USB port (where you can insert the device) and 2) you can switch your TV to the right HDMI input.


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      Richard | July 29, 2016

      Thanks Lisa

      Am l right is assuming the premium netflix plan could also allow viewing from a ipad (as part of the 4 device allowance).


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    Susie | January 26, 2016

    Ever since plugging in the Chromecast and using Netflix my data usage has gone through the roof. Can you tell me why the chromecast uses so much data?

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      Guy | September 8, 2016

      Do I need Wi-Fi to operate Chromecast TV from my Samsung Galaxy S5?

    • Staff
      May | September 8, 2016

      Hi Guy,

      Thank you for your question.

      Yes, you would still need an internet connection when watching Netflix on your TV using Google Chromecast.


    • Staff
      Brodie | January 27, 2016

      Hi Susie,

      I’ve looked into this and can’t seem to find a straight answer. Some users seem to believe that Chromecast doesn’t respect your Netflix settings. This means it will stream in HD regardless of your Netflix settings, which could explain why Chromecast is chewing up your data. I would recommend chatting with the live chat team over at Netflix for more information.


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    frank | July 13, 2015

    can I run Netflix and Presto on one Chromecast device ?

    • Staff
      Brodie | July 15, 2015

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for posting your question of You can certainly have Presto and Stan set up on the one Chromecast device. However, you won’t be able to stream them concurrently. Check out our guides for setting up Presto and Netflix on Chromecast.



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    Netflix | March 29, 2015

    So, can I watch Netflix on a TV if I use the Google Chromecast? Does this work in Australia?

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      Boris | April 6, 2015

      Are you serious?


      How to setup Netflix Australia and watch TV and movies using Google Chromecast

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