How to Watch Netflix on TV using Chromecast

Chromecast Netflix

Screencasting is the handy option to stream your favorite content on the big screen. With Chromecast or Chromecast compatible TV, you shall watch your favorite contents from different streaming providers. While Chromecast has an infinite number of cast ready apps, you will get to know more about Netflix on Chromecast here.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is a worldwide popular OTT streaming service that will satisfy your entertainment needs. You shall use it to stream anything from TV shows to movies, series, and documentaries. Netflix will never limit you and thus you can stream as much as you want. Despite this, you can download content and watch it without the internet on any device. The more you stream, the better Netflix recommendations will give you. It is even a safe streaming service for the kids as it developed considering all the users. Netflix is one of the cast ready apps and thus you can screencast it from the compatible devices to the TV.

How to Chromecast Netflix to TV?

If you want to cast Netflix to smart TV, then it can be done with Netflix on phone or PC for the cast option to work.

Note: Keep your cast device (phone or PC) to the same WiFi as that of Chromecast TV.

Prior Requirements:

  1. Google Chromecast built TV or Chromecast dongle
  2. Smartphone (Android or iOS) with Netflix app
  3. The updated version of Chrome browser
  4. Netflix login credentials
  5. WiFi connection

How to Chromecast Netflix from Smartphone?

The most handy option to Chromecast Netflix is to use the built-in cast option of Netflix app from Android or iOS device.

Note: It is assumed that you have Netflix app downloaded, installed and signed in.

Step 1: Launch Netflix app on your Android or iOS.

Step 2: Look for the Cast icon (usually on the top-right) to click on it.

Note: You can even open a video to click on Cast icon.

Tap on Cast icon
Tap on Cast icon

Step 3: When prompted, choose the Chromecast device.

Step 4: Tap on a video to start streaming it on PC. For instance a movie.

Step 5: After the connection gets established, casting begins on Chromecast.

Step 6: Press the Cast icon to select Stop Casting option to exit screen casting from phone.

How to Chromecast Netflix from PC?

Chrome browser by default has cast option and you can screen cast Netflix to Chromecast TV.

Step 1: Open Chrome browser on your desktop or laptop.

Step 2: Navigate to to login into your Netflix account.

Sign into Netflix
Sign into Netflix

Step 3: Tap on the Menu icon (three dots) on Chrome browser to select Cast option.

Select Cast option
Select Cast option

Note: You shall just right-click on Netflix page to choose Cast.

Step 4: On the cast tab, select Chromecast device and tap on sources drop down to click on Cast tab.

Choose Chromecast name
Choose Chromecast name

Step 5: To stop casting, tap on Cast icon to select Stop Casting.

Related: How to Download Netflix on Apple TV

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Chromecast device not listed when I try streaming Netflix?

If you have any network connectivity issue, then you will not find your Chromecast device. Make sure your devices are connected to the same WiFi. Keep your mobile or PC at a reachable distance to Chromecast. When the problem persists, you shall reboot your Chromecast.

I can’t find the cast icon on Netflix?

It is mandatory to have an updated version of Netflix to use cast icon. Connect your device to the WiFi the same as that of Chromecast. You shall restart your device to check if that fixes. You shall sign out of Netflix, uninstall, and reinstall it. In the case of PC, just disable the extensions or exit Chrome.

Does Chromecast TV has Netflix app?

Yes and no. Some of the TV manufacturers have included Netflix pre-installed. Others can download it from the respective app store or use cast ready devices for instant streaming.