Using Netflix on your Apple TV

Welcome to Netflix on your Apple TV! Use this article to learn about Netflix features and how to set up and sign out of your account. If you’re unsure if your device supports Netflix, follow the steps on the “Set up Netflix” tab to attempt to locate the Netflix app.

Netflix Features

Netflix is available on Apple TV 2 and later.

Netflix streaming features on supported devices include:

Navigation:
On most devices, Netflix lets you browse through rows of movies and TV shows, including a row dedicated to your My List selections. Each row represents a category (Comedy, Drama, TV shows, etc) that we present to you based on what you’ve watched. More information about how we recommend and display movies on your device can be found here.

Older devices may not have rows of movie categories, but do allow you to scroll through My List, which you can create using the Netflix website.

Supported Regions:
Netflix is available in a number of countries across the world, and most devices will work wherever Netflix is available, though some older devices will only work in the country where they were purchased. See our Supported Region Map for details. If you are considering purchasing a new device, check with the manufacturer to see if it supports Netflix in your region.

Older devices may ask you to go to netflix.com/activate to set up your device. These devices only support Netflix in the US and Canada.

Resolution:
Most devices are capable of streaming Netflix in high definition on fast Internet connections and will play Netflix in their maximum supported resolution (see our Internet Connection Speed recommendations for more information).

Subtitles & Alternate Audio:
Learn how to enable subtitles, closed captions, and alternate audio (including 5.1 surround sound), which are available on many movies and TV shows. To check if your device supports 5.1 audio, go to any Netflix Original to see if there is a 5.1 audio option. If not, your device does not support this feature. Many devices will let you customize the appearance of subtitles and captions. Older devices will display subtitles and captions in their default appearance or are not configured to display subtitles.

Set up Netflix

To connect your Apple TV to your Netflix account, make sure you are on the Home screen and follow the steps below.

  1. From the main Apple TV menu, select Netflix.
  2. Select Already A Member? Sign in.
  3. Enter your Netflix email and password.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account. Enjoy!

Sign out of Netflix

To sign out of the Netflix account on your device, follow the steps below.

  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.
  2. If your account has profiles, select Switch Profiles.
    • If your account does not have profiles, select Sign Out.
  3. Select Sign Out.

Once the device finishes deactivating, you can connect as a different user.

Having a problem? Visit Troubleshoot Netflix Issues on your Apple TV for help.

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