How to use Netflix on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn about Netflix features on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including how to set up and sign out of your account. If you don't know if Netflix works on your device, follow the steps in the “Set Up Netflix” section.

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Netflix streaming features for supported devices include:

Search
Find TV shows and movies by searching directly on the Netflix app when using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Subtitles & alternate audio
While a TV show or movie is playing, tap the screen to bring up your play options. On the right you'll find an option to enable subtitles, if available.

Downloads
Download select titles to watch offline on iOS 9.0 or later.

Video out
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models support video out via a number of compatible Apple-specific connection kits. More information is available through the Apple support site.

Picture in Picture (requires iOS 14)
Certain iPad and iPhone models allow you to watch Netflix while using other apps. For detailed instructions on using Picture in Picture, visit the Apple support site.

High Dynamic Range

Netflix is available in High Dynamic Range (HDR) on select devices. Review the compatible models section to see if HDR works on your device. See our article about HDR10 and Dolby Vision to learn more.

Note:
Devices must run the latest version of iOS for Dolby Vision playback to work properly.

Compatible models and resolution

iPhone

Model

Resolution

iPhone 4

iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

iPhone 5C

iPhone 5S

iPhone 6

iPhone 6S

iPhone 7

iPhone SE (1st generation)

480p (iOS 5 and iOS 6)

720p (iOS 7 and later)

iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6S Plus

iPhone 7 Plus

1080p

iPhone 8

iPhone SE (2nd generation)

iPhone XR

iPhone 11

720p

High Dynamic Range

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone X

iPhone XS

iPhone XS Max

iPhone 11 Pro

iPhone 11 Pro Max

iPhone 12

iPhone 12 mini

iPhone 12 Pro

iPhone 12 Pro Max

1080p

High Dynamic Range

iPad

Model

Resolution

iPad (1st generation)

480p (iOS 5)

iPad 2

iPad mini (1st generation)

480p (iOS 5 and iOS 6)

720p (iOS 7 and later)

iPad (3rd and 4th generation)

480p (iOS 5 and iOS 6)

1080p (iOS 7 and later)

iPad (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th generation)

iPad Air (1st, 3rd and 4th generation)

iPad Air 2

iPad mini 2

iPad mini 3

iPad mini 4

iPad mini (5th generation)

iPad Pro 9.7"

iPad Pro 12.9" (1st generation)

1080p

iPad Pro 10.5"

iPad Pro 11" (1st and 2nd generation)

iPad Pro 12.9" (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)

1080p

High Dynamic Range

Note:
For iPads running iPadOS 13.0 or later, video playback using the Safari browser is supported.

iPod touch

Model

Resolution

iPod touch 3rd generation

iPod touch 4th generation

480p (iOS 5 and iOS 6)

iPod touch 5th generation

iPod touch 6th generation

iPod touch 7th generation

480p (iOS 6)

720p (iOS 7 and later)

The Netflix app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models running iOS 13 or later, and is compatible with devices running iOS 5.0 or later that have already downloaded the Netflix app. Instructions for determining which iOS version you have can be found on the Apple support site.

Note:
Devices running iOS 5.0 or later may be able to download an earlier version of the Netflix app if the app was downloaded in the past. See the Apple support site for instructions.

To connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Netflix account, make sure you are on the Home screen and follow the steps below.

  1. Open the App Store.

  2. Select Search.

  3. Type Netflix in the Search bar and tap the Search button.

  4. Select the Netflix search result.

  5. Select Get or tap the Cloud icon.

  6. Tap the Netflix icon on the Home screen.

  7. Enter your Netflix email address and password.

  8. Select Sign In.

Your device is now connected to your Netflix account.

There are 2 ways to sign out of Netflix on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

Sign out from within the Netflix app

  1. From the upper right, tap Profiles profiles.

    • If you don't see the Profiles icon, tap More in the lower right.

  2. Tap Sign Out.

  3. Tap Yes to confirm.

Force-quit, then reset the Netflix app

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause to show currently open apps.

    • For devices with a Home button, press twice quickly.

  2. Swipe left or right until you see the Netflix app.

  3. Swipe up on the Netflix app preview to close it.

    • In iOS6, hold your finger on the app until a red badge with a line through it appears, then tap the badge to close the app.

  4. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.

  5. Select Settings.

  6. Swipe down until you find the Netflix app.

  7. Select Netflix.

  8. Slide the Reset switch to the On position.

    Note:
    Resetting the Netflix app will remove any titles you have downloaded through the app.
  9. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.

  10. Select Netflix.

  11. Enter your Netflix email address and password.