How do I use my mobile device to control Netflix on my TV?

The Netflix app on your Apple or Android mobile device has the ability to sync to many TVs produced in 2014 or later, allowing you to use your phone or tablet as a remote while watching Netflix. Below you'll find steps to connect your mobile device to your TV. Please note that Google Cast is only available on Philips, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and Vizio Android TVs.

Connect using Netflix 2nd Screen

  1. Connect your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV.
  2. Launch the Netflix app on both your TV and your mobile device.
  3. Sign in to the same Netflix account on both your TV and your mobile device.
  4. Select the Cast icon in the upper or lower right corner of the screen.
  5. Select the device you would like to watch your TV show or movie on.
  6. Select a TV show or movie to watch and press Play.

You can now fast forward, rewind, pause, rate the TV show or movie, or change the audio or subtitle settings from your mobile device.

Connect using Google Cast

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your mobile device.
  2. Once you’re signed in, select the Cast icon in the upper or lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the device you would like to watch your TV show or movie on.
  4. Select a TV show or movie to watch and press Play.

You can now fast forward, rewind, pause, rate the TV show or movie, or change the audio or subtitle settings from your mobile device.