How to use Netflix on your Chromecast

Learn about Netflix features on Chromecast and how to set up and sign out of your account. If don't know if your device works with Netflix, follow the steps in the Set Up Netflix section.

Netflix Features
Set Up Netflix
Sign Out of Netflix
Netflix in Ultra HD
Netflix in HDR

Supported regions
Netflix is available on select Chromecast devices in all regions where the device and Netflix service is available. For help getting started with your Chromecast and connecting it to your TV and Wi-Fi network, see support.google.com/chromecast.

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Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra allow you to control your Netflix experience from your Android mobile device, Apple mobile device, or computer from a Chrome browser with the Google Cast extension installed.

Chromecast with Google TV includes a remote control and supports voice-activated controls with Google Assistant to open Netflix and play TV shows or movies.

Device compatibility

Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra can be set up using the Google Home app on Android mobile devices running Android 5.0 or later, or Apple mobile devices running iOS 12.0 or later. Each device must have the latest updates installed. You can update the Netflix app from the Google Play Store on Android devices and the App Store on Apple mobile devices. The Google Chrome browser updates automatically.

Note:
Visit Google's website for more information on setup or requirements for Chromecast devices.

Resolution
Chromecasts are capable of streaming Netflix in high definition on fast internet connections and will play Netflix in their maximum supported resolution.

Subtitles and audio
Chromecasts support subtitles, alternative audio (dubbing, other languages), and 5.1 surround sound when available. Chromecast with Google TV can stream select titles with Dolby Atmos audio.

Device Series

Resolution

Subtitles & Audio

Chromecast

1080p HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Chromecast Ultra

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound

Chromecast with Google TV

4K Ultra HD

Subtitles, alternate audio, 5.1 surround sound, Dolby Atmos

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

Before you can set up Netflix on your Chromecast, first install and set up the Google Home app on your mobile device. 

Set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra on the Google Home app

For information or assistance on the following steps, see support.google.com/chromecast. You'll need to perform the following before trying to set up Netflix.

  1. Plug in the Chromecast.

  2. Download the Google Home app.

  3. Connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Chromecast device.

  4. Open the Google Home app and set up the Chromecast as a new device.

Note:
Contact Google customer support if you need help setting up the Chromecast or Google Home app. Google no longer allows setting up a Chromecast on a computer.

Set up Netflix once you've set up Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra on the Google Home app

Launch the Netflix app on your device.

  1. Once you’re signed in, select the Cast netflix cast icon icon from the upper or lower right side of the screen.

  2. Select your Chromecast from the list of available devices to launch the Netflix app on your TV.

  3. Select a TV show or movie to watch and press Play.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

Set up Chromecast with Google TV

Connect from Home screen

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

  1. From the home screen, select Netflix.

  2. Select Member Sign in.

  3. Enter your Netflix email address and password.

  4. Select Continue.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

Connect from your remote

  1. Press the Netflix button on your remote.

  2. Once in the Netflix app, select Sign In.

  3. Enter your Netflix email address and password and select Continue.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

Cast from your device

Launch the Netflix app on your device.

  1. Select a TV show or movie to watch and press Play.

  2. Select the Cast netflix cast icon icon in the corner of the screen.

  3. Select your Chromecast with Google TV from the list of available devices.

Note:
Both the device and Chromecast with Google TV must be signed into the same Netflix account.

Sign out on Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra

Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra use the Netflix account information stored on your Android or Apple mobile device, or the Netflix website on your Chrome browser. To disconnect from your Netflix account, simply sign out on the device you are using to cast from.

For specific information about disconnecting your Netflix account from your device, visit the following articles:

Sign out on Chromecast with Google TV

  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. To open the menu, navigate left and select Get Help.

    • If you don't see Get Help, navigate up and select Settings or the Settings icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

You'll now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you don't see Get Help, Settings, or the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence:
    Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.

  2. Select Sign out, Start Over, Deactivate, or Reset.

You'll now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

Netflix is available in Ultra HD on select Chromecast models. To stream in Ultra HD, you need:

  • A TV compatible with Ultra HD streaming from Netflix, connected to your Chromecast 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.

The following Chromecast models currently support Netflix in Ultra HD:

  • Chromecast Ultra

  • Chromecast with Google TV

Netflix is available in Dolby Vision and HDR on select Chromecast devices. To stream in Dolby Vision or HDR, you need:

  • A Netflix plan that supports streaming in Ultra HD.

  • A smart TV that supports either Dolby Vision or HDR10 and Netflix, connected to your device via an HDMI port that supports HDCP 2.2 or later (usually the HDMI 1 port).

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

  • Streaming quality set to High.

The following Chromecast devices currently support Netflix in HDR:

  • Chromecast Ultra

  • Chromecast with Google TV

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