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
Set up Netflix
Sign out of Netflix
Netflix in Ultra HD

Netflix is available on Apple TV 2 and later.

Supported Regions

Netflix is available worldwide, 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.

Navigation

On most devices, Netflix lets you browse through rows of TV shows and movies, including a row dedicated to your My List selections. Each row represents a category (Comedies, Dramas, TV shows, etc) that we present to you based on what you’ve watched.

To fast forward or rewind on your Apple TV 4, ensure that your title is paused or the touch pad is selected.

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 TV shows and movies. 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. Some devices will display subtitles and captions in their default appearance or are not configured to display subtitles.

Parental Controls

Netflix allows you to set parental controls on individual profiles.

Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3

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!

Apple TV 4

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

Install the Netflix app

  1. From the home screen, select the App Store.

  2. In the App Store, search for Netflix to find our app, then select Get to start installation.

  3. After installation, the Netflix app will appear on the home screen.

Sign in to Netflix

  1. Launch the Netflix app.

  2. Select Sign In to use an existing Netflix account or Start your free month to create a new account.

  3. After choosing Sign In, enter your Netflix email and password.

    • If you are billed for your Netflix account through iTunes, make sure the Apple TV is signed in to the correct iTunes account and select Restore Purchases when prompted for your email and password.

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

Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3

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.

Apple TV 4

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

  1. From inside the Netflix app, press the Menu button on the remote.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Sign Out.

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

Netflix is available in Ultra HD on select Apple TV streaming media players. To stream in Ultra HD, you will need:

  • A TV compatible with Ultra HD streaming from Netflix, connected to your Apple TV via an HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2 or later (usually the HDMI 1 port).

  • A plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD. You can check which plan you're currently on at netflix.com/ChangePlan.

  • A steady Internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or higher.

  • Streaming quality set to Auto or High. More information about video quality settings can be found in our Playback Settings article.

The following Apple TV models currently support Netflix in Ultra HD:

  • Apple TV 4K