Although Netflix can be streamed on a wide range of devices, you might have been wondering if your device of choice offers support for Netflix among its selection of apps. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of all the devices that have a Netflix app either pre-installed or ready to download, so whether you’re shopping for a new device or setting up an existing one, you can easily watch the comprehensive selection of movies and TV shows on Netflix.
Watch Netflix on Just About Any Device
While it launched in Australia back in early 2015, Netflix had been operating in the US and other countries for many years before that – giving the streaming giant plenty of time to perfect its apps and develop them for as many different devices as possible. Today, it’s rare to find a name-brand video device that doesn’t offer a Netflix app – though there are still a few that don’t. So if you’re looking to make sure your device supports Netflix, take a look at this handy list to see what’s currently available, and perhaps there’s even a better option for streaming your favourite movies or shows.
Compatible Netflix Streaming Devices
Use this alphabetical listing of devices that are compatible with Netflix to determine which options are best suited for your streaming needs. As new devices are added to the expanding Netflix inventory, they will be included here so be sure to check back from time-to-time.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon’s affordable and compact little streaming stick fully supports Netflix right out of the box, with the version sold in Australia currently allowing streaming up to HD quality (a limitation of the device itself).
One of the best streaming media boxes available to stream Netflix and well as dozens of other streaming services, Apple TV has a Netflix app installed by default on the 3rd-generation model, and an enhanced downloadable app on the two current models. That includes support for 4K and Dolby Vision HDR video and Dolby Atmos audio on the Apple TV 4K.
A Netflix app is available for almost all Android mobile phones and tablets. However, it is recommended that your version of Android is higher than Android 2.3 – and to use the latest Netflix app you’ll want Android 5.0 or higher. You’ll be limited to streaming in standard definition unless your phone or tablet is a model that’s been approved by Netflix for HD streaming.
If your smart TV or streaming device is one of the increasing number of models using Google’s Android TV operating system, you’ll be able to find a Netflix app either pre-installed or easily downloadable from the Google Play Store from the TV’s app screen. Aside from smart TVs from big-name brands like Sony, Android TV is also used to power popular streaming boxes such as the Nvidia Shield TV and the Vodafone TV.
One of Google’s most innovative and popular products, Chromecast is a small device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV. It allows you to stream Netflix from the Netflix app on your phone or tablet to your TV screen, using your device as a virtual remote control. Streaming in 4K and Dolby Vision HDR is possible with the top model, the Chromecast Ultra.
Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4
Found in millions of homes around Australia, Foxtel’s clever and very versatile set top boxes were designed from the ground up with streaming in mind, and they’ve been making good use of that via Foxtel’s on-demand streaking for years. But recently, the full Netflix app was added first to the iQ4, then the iQ3, with the former delivering 4K streaming (but no HDR). You’ll find it by pressing the “Apps” button on your remote – or the dedicated Netflix button on newer iQ4 remotes.
Foxtel Now Box
The clever little streaming box that Foxtel Now designed especially for their users was originally unable to stream Netflix at all – not because it isn’t capable of handling it, but due to the device not getting Netflix approval. That’s changed now, and the Foxtel Now box is a superb Netflix device, streaming at up to 4K HDR. If you have an existing Foxtel Now box, a software update should enable Netflix for you. Currently sold models now come with a remote control featuring a dedicated Netflix button.
With its huge share of the mobile and tablet markets via the iPhone and iPad, it should come as no surprise that Netflix is available on all current iOS devices. It can be used on all models of iPads and iPhones that run iOS 12 or later, as well as the iPod Touch. It can also still be used on devices using older versions of iOS, from version 5 and onwards, as long as the app is already installed on the device.
Netflix is available on Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD – neither of which are currently sold in Australia. It’s not supported on other Kindles such as the popular PaperWhite, since these use e-ink screens and don’t support downloading of apps.
At one time, the most used device for streaming Netflix was the PlayStation 3 game console, and it still works great today. You can also stream Netflix on the (now discontinued) PlayStation Vita portable.
The newest addition to the PlayStation family, the PlayStation 4 comes with a new section on the main screen dedicated to streaming apps, and Netflix takes pride of place there with support for 4K streaming on the PS4 Pro model. Already plugged into the TV in millions of homes, it’s a great device for streaming Netflix.
You can watch Netflix directly on your Smart TV by looking for the Netflix button on the remote control (now required by Netflix for TVs that ship with the Netflix app installed). All major brands of smart TV – and many of the minor ones – support Netflix, with the top-end models delivering support for enhancements like Dolby Vision.
Telstra’s hugely popular series of streaming devices has proven to be a hit with consumers, and it’s now in its third-generation version and boasting easy access to all the major streaming service apps – including, of course, Netflix.
Originally, this early DVR set-top box (no longer available to buy) only allowed you to record movies and TV shows. However, it eventually got Internet support and can stream Netflix – all you need to do is download the app and you are good to go!
Netflix started as a way to watch movies in your web browser before going on to support numerous other devices. You can still enjoy Netflix in modern web browsers of all persuasions, though only a few (such as Microsoft Edge) support full 1080p high definition. Windows 10 also has a native Netflix app available to make streaming in HD on your computer even easier.
Nintendo discontinued the Wii Shop Channel on the original Nintendo Wii in January 2019. As a result, all video streaming services – including Netflix – are no longer available to any users of this original Wii game console. .
Not only did the Wii U offer an amazing gaming experience that laid the groundwork for the massive success of the Switch, it still provides a great Netflix experience, streaming in up to 1080p HD.
Xbox One & Xbox 360
Originally, an Xbox Live Gold subscription was required for watching Netflix on Xbox One and Xbox 360. However, that was soon abolished and today, anyone can stream Netflix on their Xbox console. The level of video quality you can stream at depends on which console you have: Xbox 360 is limited to 720p, and the original Xbox One model can do 1080p HD. But the current models (Xbox One S and Xbox One X) can both stream full 4K Ultra HD.
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As the biggest streaming service on the planet – with a massive 160 million users around the globe using all kinds of devices and displays to get their daily dose of streaming goodness – it’s no surprise that Netflix supports more devices than just about any other provider. And while the available features differ between devices (depending on what they’re capable of), the actual app interface is almost identical no matter what you stream on. If you’re buying a TV or device these days, it’ll almost certainly be ready to go with a Netflix app so you can just sign in and stream!