How to Get Netflix on a Non-Smart TV

Emma
June 14, 2022

With the success of services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, streaming movies and TV shows has never been more popular. You can watch whatever you want, whenever you want on Mac, PC mobile device and TV. Smart TVs usually come with apps built-in. But don’t worry if you don’t have a smart TV. You can still stream movies and TV shows using a streaming device, games console, or your computer.

To get Netflix on a non-smart TV, connect a streaming device such as Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV Stick. Alternatively, use a game console, or connect your computer to your TV.

Option 1 Via a streaming device

Amazon Fire Stick

The Amazon Fire Stick plugs into the back of your TV and lets you download apps like Netflix. It also comes with an “Alexa Remote” that lets you search with your voice.

  1. From the main screen, select Search.
  2. Enter Netflix into the search box, then select Netflix.
  3. Select Free or Download.
  4. Select Open.
  5. Select Sign In and enter your Netflix account.
  6. Search and play the movie/TV show you want.

Google Chromecast

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

  1. Plug in the Chromecast to your TV.
  2. Connect your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network with your Chromecast.
  3. Install Google Home app on your mobile device.
  4. Open the Google Home app and set up the Chromecast.

Once you’ve finished setting up Chromecast, you can start casting Netflix to your TV.

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your mobile device.
  2. Select the Cast icon from the upper or lower right side of the screen.
  3. Select your TV from the list of available devices.
  4. Play the TV show or movie.

Apple TV

  1. Select App Store from the home screen.
  2. Search for Netflix and select Get to install.
  3. Launch the Netflix app and sign in.
  4. Play the TV show or movie.

Roku 

  1. Select Netflix from the home screen.
  2. Sign in to your Netflix account.
  3. Play the TV show or movie.

Option 2 Via a gaming console

If you have a PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, you can use the game console to watch Netflix on your TV. Here we will take PS5 as example.

  1. From the home screen, navigate to the Media section.
  2. Select All Apps, navigate to Video and music apps, and select the Netflix icon.
  3. Select Download. The Netflix app will now begin downloading.
  4. Select Sign in on the Netflix home screen.
  5. Play the movie or TV show you want to watch.

Option 3 Connect a Laptop to your Non-Smart TV

If your TV has an HDMI port, you can connect your laptop to your TV with an HDMI cable and stream Netflix content from the laptop to the TV. A wired connection between your laptop and TV ensures better picture quality and shorter lag time.

  1. Plug one end of the HDMI cable into your HDMI input on your laptop.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into one of the HDMI inputs on your TV.
  3. Using the remote control, select the input that corresponds to where you plugged in the cable (HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3, etc.).
  4. Now play Netflix movies/TV shows on your laptop and the video and audio will be transmited to your TV.

Option 4 Play Netflix videos on Non-Smart TV via USB drive

If your TV has a USB drive, the best way is to download Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4 and save them to USB drive to play on your TV. This will get rid of all Netflix download limitations, such as expire issue, device quantity limit, etc.

Pazu Netflix Video Downloader is the best Netflix Video Downloader which is designed for downloading and converting Netflix movies and TV shows to MP4 and MKV without Netflix app. You will like the lossless output quality of Netflix videos which is up to 1080P so that you can enjoy most on any device. Also, subtitles and audio tracks can be kept 100% the same as the original video. The downloading is fast and stable.

Netflix Video Downloader

Download Netflix movies & TV shows to MP4 with HD quality. 

  • Download movies & TV shows from Netflix.
  • Download video in 1080P.
  • Preserve audio tracks and subtitles.
  • Fast downloading speed.

Step 1. Launch Pazu Netflix Video Downloader

Log in your Netflix account. Click the key icon and enter your registration code to unlock the full version if you have purchased a registration. If you haven’t, go ahead with the free trial version.

Step 2. Add Netflix movies/TV shows

Here we will take Mervel’s Daredevil as example. It contains 3 seasons, 39 episodes. Mervel’s 6 shows willbe removed from Netflix on Mar. 1, 2022. By downloading them with Pazu Netflix Video Downloader, you can save them to MP4 to your local drive and preserve them forever. Enter “Marvel’s” in the search field and click the search icon. You will see all shows in the list.

Step 3. Choose video format/quality

Click the gear icon to change 

  • Video format: MP4 or MKV
  • Video codec: H264 or H265
  • Audio language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese
  • Subtitle language: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese

Step 4. Start to Download Netflix videos

Click Download icon on the right side.

As you can see from the screenshot, all episodes are checked by default. Netflix Video Downloader will help you download them app, no need to tap one by one.

Then click Download button on the right bottom corner. The downloading begins.

After downloading, click History and find the video in MP4 format. You can now transfer the downloaded videos to USB drive. Insert the USB drive to your TV’s USB port and watch them whenever you want.