Netflix Installation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Install Netflix

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Netflix is the world’s largest on-demand digital streaming service and has bested itself with a lot of fans throughout North America, Australia, South America and parts of Europe. Netflix gained its popularity against other video streaming services because of it’s flexibility and latest additions of new series, movies and music.

Not only has Netflix been providing videos on demand, it has also replaced our television viewing habits today. Rather than watching a series episodically, one can surf through an entire season, if it’s available at once and when required. Given, they don’t remove the show in between.

If you are looking forward to trying out Netflix and have $9.99 a month, you need to have some instructions to watch it. Here we provide you the Netflix Installation guide that’ll help you with the setup!

Let’s roll in…

Signing up on Netflix

Netflix sign up page

In order to watch Netflix, you need to be a subscriber and sign up first. You can sign up to Netflix by various devices, browsing the Netflix website. You’ll need to add you payment details (card) in order to get the service.

The process is really easy. You just need to pick up a password and email address to sign up to Netflix. Make sure you choose a difficult password that you can remember, so that you can avoid the risks of hacking or password borrowing.

If you are good to pay, you’ll have an instant access to Netflix. If not, you’ll need to contact Netflix, or you can also get a free-one-month trial that’ll help you decide if you want it for long.

If you get problems in signing up for Netflix, calling Netflix Customer Service is the easiest way to reach them.

Netflix for Smart TV

Watching Netflix on TV

You might want to watch videos on your Smart TV. Most Smart TVs today have Netflix app pre-installed or you can download the Netflix Smart TV app and be up in no time.

After the app is ready, you need to find and run it. You need to enter your email address and password on the required fields when prompted and you’re good to go.

If you don’t find the app, you can try to search through the search function of your smart TV. If you don’t, you can go to the TV’s app store, search for Netflix TV app, download and install it.

One thing to care about when you install Netflix is that you need to have a good internet connection to watch it; otherwise you’re sure to get exhausted with re-buffering. Ensure that your broadband cable or WiFi is connected on the device.

Netflix for Mobile Devices

Watching Netflix on Mobile device

The process here is similar. You can watch Netflix on an Android, iOS or a Windows Phone. The Netflix app is available on the app store for each mobile OS, Google Play in Android, App Store in iOS and Marketplace in Windows Phone. You won’t need to pay for the app.

To watch Netflix on mobile devices, you’ll need to get your WiFi or 4G/3G service available. If you’ve it ready, you’ll need to enter your email and password and you’re good to go.

You also need to care about the data package while watching Netflix. Make sure that you’ve subscribed to unlimited-internet usage plan, or have got the money to pay the bills for your internet.

Netflix for PC/Laptop

Netflix on Laptop

Most users surf Netflix through PCs or Laptops. You can access Netflix through a browser (Google Chrome and Mozilla preferred) and you need to browse, enter your details, login in and start the streaming service.

You might need to install Microsoft Silverlight to run Netflix. You’ll be prompted if it’s not pre-installed and you can download it and complete the installation.

Netflix installtion on Mac will require you to download the app from Mac App Store, or, you can also get the app on Windows 8/8.1. No worries, you can still surf Netflix from a browser if you don’t want to install the Netflix app on your computer.

Netflix for Game Console

Netflix on Game console

Netflix also runs on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii and Wii U. You need to download the Netflix app from the respective app store, install and run it.

Once again, you’ll need to enter your email and password to login. It’s that simple.

Final words!

Netflix installation can be cumbersome if you don’t have a good internet connection. Most problems arise when you forget your credentials to sign in and in that case, you’ll need to click on ‘Forget Password’ which will redirect you to the processes of resetting the credentials in your email. Do check the ‘Junk or Spam’ folder if you don’t find the email in your inbox.

If you need any further instruction, you can either write your problems in the comments, or check the help section on Netflix website.

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