Watching Netflix at home or on the go is easier than ever thanks to the streaming service’s apps for smart TVs, media players, game consoles, and mobile devices. But first you need to create a Netflix account and activate it on your devices.
This article will walk you through signing up, choosing the right Netflix plan, downloading the apps, and entering the activation code to start streaming on any phone, tablet, computer or TV. Let’s get started!
Creating Your Netflix Account
Signing up is quick and easy:
- Go to netflix.com and click Get Started
- Enter your email and create a password
- Choose your preferred monthly plan (more details below)
- Enter your payment method and start your membership
And that’s it! Now on to setting up Netflix on your gadgets.
Choosing the Right Netflix Plan
Netflix offers 3 main pricing tiers with different features:
|# of Supported Devices
|4K + HDR
- The Basic plan is good for anyone watching on a smartphone or tablet.
- For HD streaming on your TV, upgrade to the Standard or Premium plan.
- If you have multiple people watching Netflix simultaneously on different devices, choose the Premium plan.
Once you’ve selected the right plan for your needs, you can start activating Netflix across your household!
Activate Netflix at netflix.com/activate
The process differs a bit depending on what device you want to watch Netflix on. Here are guides for the most popular platforms:
On smart TVs like Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, etc, simply select the pre-installed Netflix app from the home screen. Choose Sign In and enter your account credentials to activate it.
If prompted for an activation code instead, grab the code from your TV and enter it at netflix.com/activate from a laptop or mobile device.
Streaming Media Players
For devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Chromecast:
- Download the Netflix app if it didn’t come pre-installed
- Open Netflix > Choose Sign In
- Enter your Netflix login email and password
If you only see an activation code on the screen instead, visit netflix.com/activate on another internet-connected device to enter that code and link it to your account.
On Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch:
- Go to the platform’s store and download the Netflix app
- Launch the app and pick Sign In
- Sign in with your account credentials
For activation codes, follow the same steps described above for media players.
Finally, on iOS and Android phones & tablets, grab the Netflix app from the App Store/Google Play Store. Open it up and sign in with your email and password.
And that’s it! Netflix should now work across your smart devices. If you run into any activation problems, the Netflix help site offers troubleshooting tips.
Ready to start streaming? Connect to a stable high-speed internet connection and enjoy Netflix’s massive catalog of movies, shows, and originals!