Using Netflix on your Chromecast

Welcome to Netflix on your Chromecast! 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 in the Set Up Netflix section to attempt to locate the Netflix app.

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

Netflix is available on many Chromecast models. Netflix streaming features on supported devices include:

Supported Regions
Chromecasts will work with Netflix wherever Netflix is available, but may only be available for purchase in these regions.

Navigation
Your Chromecast gives you the ability to control your Netflix experience from your Android mobile device, your Apple mobile device (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch), or your computer from a Chrome browser with the Google Cast extension installed.

Device compatibility

  • Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 7.0 or later.

  • Compatible with Wi-Fi enabled Android smartphones and tablets running Android 4.1 or later.

  • Compatible with the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers

    • Chrome browser versions older than version 51 must have the Google Cast extension installed

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.

Resolution
Chromecasts will stream Netflix TV shows and movies in 1080p; titles with an HD symbol will stream in high definition with an internet connection speed of 5 megabits per second or more.

Chromecast Ultras will stream Netflix TV shows and movies in 4K; titles with an UltraHD symbol will stream in ultra high definition with an internet connection speed of 25 megabits per second or more.

Subtitles and Audio
Chromecasts support subtitles, alternative audio (dubbing, other languages), and 5.1 Surround Sound when available.

For general information about Chromecasts, please visit google.com/chromecast.

For assistance getting started with your Chromecast and connecting it to your TV and/or Wi-Fi network, see support.google.com/chromecast.

Not all routers are compatible with Chromecasts. For more information, see Google's list of supported routers.

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

Set up the Chromecast 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 attempting 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:
Please contact Google customer support if you need assistance in 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 the Chromecast on the Google Home app:

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your device.

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

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

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

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

Chromecasts 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:

Netflix is available in Ultra HD on select Chromecast models. To stream in Ultra HD, you will 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. More information about video quality settings can be found in our Playback Settings article.

The following Chromecast models currently support Netflix in Ultra HD:

  • Chromecast Ultra

Netflix is available in HDR on the Chromecast Ultra. To stream in HDR, you will need:

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