Netflix is fast becoming everyone’s go-to choice when it comes to watching a TV show or film.
The streaming giant is jam-packed with options for you to watch at any time of day no matter what you fancy.
As well as classic movies everyone knows and loves you can watch Netflix originals like The Crown, Stranger Things, Ozark and Peaky Blinders.
So for those of you who are wondering how to get a slice of the action, we have the answers you need.
We should warn you however: once you have Netflix, binge-watching will be a real issue. But that’s not exactly a bad thing!
Here are all ways you can watch Netflix.
How do you get Netflix?
To be able to use Netflix, you have to sign up.
This can be done through various devices such as Android, iOS, Fire TV, Chromecast, or you can simply do it from the Netflix website.
As this is a monthly service, you will need to enter in your card details so make sure you have them on hand when signing up.
The process is pretty easy and self-explanatory. You will need to choose a password and email address to gain access to Netflix on any device and then fill out various other fields.
Try to pick a difficult password or risk others (probably friends and family) ‘borrowing’ your account.
If all the boxes are ticked with your payment details then you will be good to go. If not, you should contact Netflix get it sorted through them.
Ways to watch Netflix
1. Watch Netflix on your laptop
Using a laptop is a very simple way to watch Netflix because all you have to do is go through an Internet browser.
Both your laptop or computer can stream Netflix through an internet browser. All you have to do is navigate to Netflix.com and then, again, enter in your email address and password you chose when signing up to the movie streaming service.
Once you have gone through that procedure you can browse and click what you want to watch.
2. Watch Netflix on your TV
There’s a good chance you can watch Netflix without any external device. Most, if not all, smart TVs will have a Netflix app either pre-installed or one that can be downloaded.
If it is already downloaded then you just need to open it up and start watching.
If the app is missing or you can’t find it, you can try to search for it if the smart TV has a search function. Or just head to your TV’s app store and then search for Netflix.
Once you have found it, choose to download and install and get ready to binge watch.
If you have the app on your phone or iPad you can also connect to TV platforms like your Sky box to play it through the TV. Open the app on your phone and there is an option which looks like a TV. Click that and pick a connection to link to.
3. Watch Netflix on your phone
Getting Netflix on your phone is super easy and nothing to stress about.
Netflix is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone as an application. It’s free to download, so there is no reason you can’t navigate to Google Play, App Store or Marketplace to download and install the free Netflix app.
For this to work you will need a smartphone that is connected to the internet, either through a WiFi router, 4G/3G or wireless dongle. You will be prompted to enter your login details when you first load up the app.
Put in your details and away you go.
4. Watch Netflix on your tablet
If you have downloaded Netflix on to your phone the process is practically the same for a tablet.
Head to app store once again as it’s free to download, so there is no reason you can’t navigate to Google Play, App Store or Marketplace to download and install the free Netflix app.
Once again you will need to be connected to the internet, either through a WiFi router, 4G/3G or wireless dongle. You will be prompted to enter your login details when you first load up the app.
Just like on your phone you just need to put in your details and away you go.
5. Watch Netflix on your Playstation or Xbox
If your phone, TV, tablet and laptop isn’t enough for you then not too worry because your games console will also work.
You can use the site on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii and Wii U.
Once again, the setup process involves downloading the Netflix app from the store, installing it and then running it.
How much is Netflix?
Netflix has broken down its payment scheme into three sections:
Basic (£5.99) gives you access to Netflix on one screen, though it is not in HD.
Standard (£7.99) lets you stream HD content on two devices at the same time.
Premium (£9.99) unlocks Ultra HD content across four devices simultaneously.
If you are wondering about how many devices you can use, you can watch Netflix across a number of devices on all of these payment schemes.
Can you get Netflix in a Sky TV package?
Ultimate On Demand is the new TV Entertainment pack from Sky that brings you the best of Sky Box Sets and Netflix.
This new package will bring all your viewing choices into one place, and at a single price for the first time.
The new pack will be available to new and existing Sky Q customers, and will be added alongside your current Sky Q Entertainment subscription.
If you want to learn more about the Sky package you can visit the website here.
Things to watch on Netflix
And if you have followed all those steps and are wondering what to watch next then here are some ideas for you: