List of Netflix-compatible devices
The devices featured in this list feature hardware that is compatible for streaming Netflix:
- Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX
- Android smartphones and tablets (in SD, or more correctly 480p, while "HD playback is available on select Android devices")
- Android TV devices
- Apple: Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
- Barnes & Noble Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD
- D-Link Boxee Box (only supports Netflix USA and Canada; not Netflix in other countries)
- Google Chromecast can receive a Netflix stream from a supported mobile device or Chrome
- Insignia Blu-ray Disc players and home theater systems
- LG Electronics: some Blu-ray Disc players, TVs, and home theater systems
- Google TV devices
- YouView set-top boxes in the UK
- Microsoft: Windows 10 Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Nintendo: Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
- Panasonic: some Blu-ray Disc players, televisions and home theater systems
- Philips: some Blu-ray Disc players and TVs
- Roku streaming player
- Samsung: some Blu-ray Disc players, home theater systems, smartphones, TVs, and tablets
- Seagate FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player
- Sharp: some LED/LCD TVs and Blu-ray Disc players
- Sony Blu-ray Disc players, televisions, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4
- TiVo DVRs (HD, HD XL, Series3, Premiere, Premiere XL, Roamio, and Bolt boxes)
- Viewsonic VMP75
- Vizio: some Blu-ray Disc players and TVs
- Western Digital WD Live Plus media player
- Yamaha BD-A1020
Supported web browsers by platform:
- OS X
Hardware Requirement: Intel Core Duo 1.83-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor; 512MB RAM
Microsoft Silverlight player: Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.4.11 or later. Browser support is Safari 3 (or higher), Firefox 3 (or higher).
HTML5 player: Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.6 or later. Browser support is Safari 8* (or higher), Google Chrome 37 (or higher).
*Note: Using HTML5 player with Safari 8 (or higher) requires certain late Intel Sandy Bridge or any Intel Ivy Bridge or later generation processor Macs running OS X 10.10.
- Microsoft Windows:
Hardware Requirement: x86 or x64 (64-bit mode support for Internet Explorer only) 1.6-gigahertz (GHz) or higher processor; 512MB RAM
Microsoft Silverlight player: Windows XP Service Pack 3 or later. Browser support is Internet Explorer 6 (or higher), Firefox 3 (or higher), Google Chrome 4 (or higher).
HTML5 Player: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later. Browser support is Internet Explorer 11* (or higher), Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome 37 (or higher).
*Note: Using HTML5 player with Internet Explorer 11 (or higher) requires Windows 8.1 or later.
HTML5 Player: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS and later. PCLinuxOS supported after October 10, 2014."Netflix streaming comes to PCLinuxOS » PCLinuxOS". Browser support is Google Chrome 37 (or higher).
In addition to official support in Chrome, unofficial support is provided for other browsers such as Firefox to Ubuntu based distributions with the use of Wine and other community maintained packages.
Other software options:
- Android: Version 2.2 and above.
- Google Chrome OS: Any Chrome OS device is supported. Previously, ARM based Chromebooks were not supported due to a plugin issue. However, with the introduction of the HTML5 Player, even such devices are now supported.
- iOS: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV
- TVOS: Apple TV
- Windows Media Center: Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista (Home Premium, Ultimate), Windows 7 (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate), Windows 8 (Pro via either Windows 8 Pro Pack or Windows 8 Media Center Pack).
- Windows Phone
Video game consoles
At E3 2008, Microsoft announced a deal to distribute Netflix videos over Xbox Live. This service was launched on November 19, 2008 to Xbox 360 owners with a Netflix Unlimited subscription and an Xbox Live Gold subscription allowing them to stream films and television shows directly from their Netflix Instant Queue from an application on the Dashboard. Xbox Live's Party Mode had a popular feature where users could create a virtual party and bring their avatars to a virtual theater to watch Netflix simultaneously and even send comments and smiley faces to each other. This feature was discontinued on December 6, 2011.
In November 2009, Netflix service became available on the Sony PlayStation 3. The set-up was similar to that on the Xbox 360, allowing Netflix subscribers to stream films and television shows from their Instant Queue to watch on the console. Unlike on the Xbox 360, the Netflix application was originally available on a Blu-ray Disc (available free to subscribers). On October 19, 2010, a downloadable application was made available through the PlayStation Network. Users do not have to pay for use of the service other than the monthly Netflix subscription. In 2012, the PlayStation 3 became the device most used to watch Netflix.
In spring 2010, Netflix service became available on the Nintendo Wii. The service allows the console to stream content in a user's Instant Queue. Initially, a streaming disc specifically for the Wii was required, along with an Internet connection to the console. Besides a Netflix account with unlimited streaming, there are no additional costs for the service. In contrast to the other two consoles, the Wii is not capable of HD resolution. The Wii streaming disc was released for testing to customers on March 25, 2010, and was released to all registered Netflix members on April 12, 2010. On October 18, 2010, Netflix became a free downloadable application on the Wii Shop Channel, making the streaming disc no longer necessary.
The Netflix service launched on the Nintendo 3DS on July 14, 2011. The Netflix application for PlayStation Vita was launched the same day as the device's launch on February 22, 2012, making it available for download via the PlayStation Store for free.
The Wii's successor console, the Wii U, began supporting Netflix shortly after its North American release on November 18, 2012. Netflix was later embedded in the Wii U's own Nintendo TVii app the following March 2013.
On November 15, 2013, the Netflix app became available for download on the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store upon the console's U.S. release.
Shortly after Microsoft's November 22, 2013 release of the Xbox One in the United States, Netflix became available for download as an app for the console. In 2014, Microsoft changed the terms for Xbox Live, no longer requiring a Gold subscription to access Netflix and any other online streaming service on Xbox consoles; however, a Netflix subscription is still required to access content.
In May 2008, Roku released the first set-top box, The Netflix Player by Roku, to stream Netflix's Instant Watch movies directly to television sets. The device provided unlimited access to the Netflix streaming media catalog for all subscribers.
Blu-ray Disc players
On August 6, 2008, LG demonstrated the world's first Blu-ray Disc Player with Netflix streaming embedded. The product was launched in U.S. stores later that month. Hastings stated in the announcement that "LG Electronics was the first of our technology partners to publicly embrace our strategy for getting the Internet to the TV, and is the first to introduce a Blu-ray player that will instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the TV."
In July 2009, Sony partnered with Netflix to enable Sony BRAVIA Internet Platforms to access instant queues for Netflix users. Any Netflix member with an Internet-enabled BRAVIA HDTV will be able to link up their account to their television and stream videos from their queue.
In 2012 Sony released a firmware "update" for some of its "older" BRAVIA TV's which meant that Netflix & YouTube support was terminated. Among affected products was the popular KDL-46HX823. The firmware "update" was violating: Sale of Goods Act, 1979 / Consumer Rights Act, oct 2015. http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/sale-of-goods-act
The 2010 line of Panasonic HDTVs with Viera Cast functionality gained the ability to stream Netflix content directly to the television. With the 2010 release of the Google TV, Netflix streaming was included a built-in application. A Netflix application is available to download on Samsung Smart TV through the Samsung Apps Service, and is preloaded on higher-end sets.
In September 2009, Hastings expressed his desire to expand his company's video-streaming service to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices, once the Xbox 360 exclusivity deal expired. In April 2010, the Netflix app debuted on the App Store for use with the iPad. The version for iPod Touch and iPhone was released on August 26, 2010 via the App Store.
On March 15, 2011, Netflix was made available for Android phones. However, not all phones using the OS can use the application due to Digital Rights Management (DRM) issues. The malfunctioning DRM was later removed and the app now works on the majority of Android devices. However, only a very limited set of devices can stream in HD
On July 14, 2011, Netflix became available on the Nintendo 3DS; no 3D content is available at this time. Due to copyright issues, access to Netflix on 3DS is limited by geographic location.
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