Since Netflix has stopped supporting AirPlay, iPhone and iPad users have been forced to use other methods to mirror Netflix from iOS device to their smart TV. Earlier, users could use AirPlay feature to cast Netflix from iPhones to TV. However, one should not lose hope as there are always some workarounds to stream your Netflix content from iPhone to TV.
You may need to download some apps or purchase a few pieces of accessories to stream your Netflix from iPhone to a smart TV. People love to watch their favorite Netflix shows and movies on the large screen of a TV, and therefore, they need to use Netflix on TV.
How to Cast Netflix from iPhone to Smart TV
- Stream Netflix from iPhone to TV
- Use Chromecast to Watch Netflix Contents from iPhone to TV
- Use Smart TV as Second Screen to Cast Netflix from iPhone
Stream Netflix from iPhone to TV with Cables/Connectors
As mentioned above, you need to spend a few bucks to buy cables or connectors, so that you can connect your iPhone to the TV.
Apple itself manufactures a lightning digital AV adapter, and using this adapter is one of the easiest ways to stream Netflix from your iPhone to TV. Since Apple uses its proprietary lightning cable, you cannot use any other AV adapter. You need to buy Apple’s lightning to digital AV adapter.
Once you get this product, you can connect your iPhone to this adapter, which has a port to connect HDMI cable. Thus, you also need an HDMI cable, which can be connected to your smart TV. When you connect the HDMI cable to your TV, you can see your device (iPhone or iPad) on your TV. Now you can watch your apps, videos, and other contents stored on your iPhone or iPad.
Use Chromecast to Watch Netflix Contents from iPhone to TV
Chromecast is one of the cheapest solutions to cast your Netflix contents from iPhone to TV. It gives you an AirPlay-like experience. There are some excellent options available on Amazon, which offers you third-generation Chromecast as well as Chromecast Ultra.
Remember, Chromecst does not come with remote control; you can turn up/down volume and playback using your iPhone or iPad. It is super easy to connect your Netflix from iPhone to a smart TV. When you unbox the product, you can find an instruction manual inside; you can follow the instructions from the manual to use Chromecast.
Use Your Smart TV as Second Screen to Cast Netflix from iPhone
You can use Netflix TV app to cast its content from your iPhone to your TV. You may wonder if there is a TV app for Netflix, why should anyone cast Netflix from an iPhone? Well, people like to download Netflix TV shows and movies on their iPhones and iPads, and then they stream the downloaded contents. For this purpose, you can use Netflix second screen experience.
Step #1. First off, connect your iPhone and smart TV to the same Wi-fi network.
Step #2. Next, open Netflix app on your iPhone and TV.
Step #3. Then sign in to the same Netflix account on your iPhone and TV.
Step #4. Now is the time to choose the Cast icon from the upper or lower right corner of your iPhone screen.
Step #5. On your iPhone, you need to select the device you want to watch your Netflix content on.
Step #6. Finally, tap on the TV show or movie you like to watch.
That’s all Netflix lovers!
Apple has a closed ecosystem, and therefore, streaming contents from your iPhone/iPad to a non-Apple device requires a workaround. We have listed three methods to mirror your Netflix contents from your iOS to TV. I hope one of the ways work for you!
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Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.