How to Use Your Smartphone as a Netflix Remote

Information verified correct on October 21st, 2016

netflix-remote-feature-imageAvoid the clunky menus of Netflix Australia by controlling it from your smartphone.

Despite all the wonderful, amazing things that Netflix Australia has brought us, there’s one needlessly confusing aspect that we can’t seem to wrap our heads around– navigation. As we’ve learnt recently, a majority of Netflix traffic comes from recommendations and less and less people are hitting that little search glass icon and hunting for a particular title.

And, if you’re running Netflix Australia from a Smart TV then just forget it, because inputting text with a television remote is aggravating at best. But never fear timid Netflix user, because has found the solution, using your smartphone as a remote for Netflix Australia.

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Note: We’ve only had the chance to test this method out on Wii U and PS4.

  1. Start by connecting both your smartphone and viewing device (Smart TV, PS4, Wii U etc.) to your home WiFi.
  2. Launch the Netflix application from both your Smartphone and designated viewing device.
  3. Make sure that both devices are logged into the one
  4. Select the ‘Cast Icon’ in the bottom right-hand corner of your mobile
  5. Once you hit that button, you will see a list of connected devices appear. Select the device you wish to connect
  6. Done! You can now rewind, fast-forward, pause, go to the menu, all from the convenience of your mobile device. It’s kind of like having a really expensive remote control.

Brodie Fogg

Brodie is a staff writer at covering breaking tech and telco news. When he's not drooling over the latest comic book releases or grinding away at the newest time-devouring RPG, he's helping people choose between Australia's various streaming services.

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