Hey there! Have you recently gotten a new smart TV or streaming device like a Roku or Firestick, and want to watch Netflix on it? Setting up Netflix is pretty easy – this guide will walk you through everything you need to know step-by-step.
What is Netflix and How Does It Work?
For those new to streaming, Netflix is one of the most popular subscription services that gives you access to thousands of movies, TV shows, documentaries, and Netflix originals to watch instantly on smart TVs, phones, tablets and more.
Here’s a quick rundown of how it works:
- ** Pick a plan ** – Netflix offers a few pricing tiers from $6.99/month up to $19.99/month. The higher tiers give you perks like HD and 4K quality, and more devices you can stream on at once.
- ** Sign up on the website ** – Then you’ll create an account on Netflix.com, enter your payment details and start your membership!
- ** Connect to devices ** – After signing up, you can add and watch Netflix on your smart TV, streaming stick, phone and more. You just have to link each device to your new account.
…which is exactly what the rest of this guide is about!
How to Sign in to Netflix on Your TV or Streaming Device
To link your TV or streaming device to your Netflix account, here’s what to do:
- ** Get the Netflix app ** – First ensure Netflix is actually installed on your device. Download it from the app store or channel store on things like your Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, smart TVs and game consoles.
- ** Generate TV sign in code ** – Open the Netflix app and choose to sign in or link your account. It will give you an 8-digit code on your TV screen.
- ** Enter the code at netflix.com/tv8 ** – Now visit netflix.com/tv8 on your computer or phone browser, and enter this code.
- ** Sign in with your account ** – On the next page, enter your email and Netflix account password to link your device.
And you’re done! Your TV or streaming device is now successfully activated with Netflix. Open the app and you’ll have full access to explore and play anything in your Netflix library.
Step-by-Step Guides For Specific Devices
Here are more detailed instructions for getting set up with popular streaming devices and smart TV platforms:
Roku at netflix.com/tv8
- Go to the Roku Channel Store and search for “Netflix”
- Select Netflix and click “Add Channel” to install
- Launch the Netflix channel and choose the “Sign in from Web” option
- Enter the 8-digit code shown on your TV screen at netflix.com/tv8
- Sign in with your account credentials to link your Roku
- Go to Apps > Play Store and search for Netflix
- Click “Install” to download the app
- Open Netflix and follow the sign up instructions to generate a code
- Visit netflix.com/tv8 and enter the code to link your Android TV
- Go to App Store and search for Netflix
- Tap “Get” to download and install the Netflix app
- Launch Netflix and you’ll get a sign-in code on screen
- Either scan the QR code or visit netflix.com/tv8 to enter the code
- Sign in to your Netflix account to connect your Apple TV
Amazon Firestick / Fire TV at netflix.com/tv8
- Use the “Find” option to search for the Netflix app
- Click “Get” to install Netflix
- Open Netflix and you’ll get an activation code
- Visit netflix.com/tv8 or scan the QR code to enter this code
- Sign in with your existing account, or sign up for Netflix
Additional Ways to Activate Netflix
In addition to using netflix.com/tv8 with your activation code, you can also link devices via:
- Netflix.com/activate – Similar process where you enter the code shown on your TV into the activation page.
- Connecting via social accounts like Facebook or Google – Some devices give the option to activate Netflix with your existing social media accounts.
- Via your account – After creating a Netflix account on your computer or phone, select “Manage devices” in your account settings to send the activation link directly to your devices.
Troubleshooting Netflix Activation Issues on netflix.com/tv8
Having problems getting signed in to Netflix? Here are some top troubleshooting tips:
- Ensure you enter the code at netflix.com/tv8 specifically, otherwise it may not work.
- If your code expired, unplug your device for 30 seconds and generate a new one.
- Try activating on a different device like your phone or computer instead.
- Clear your browser cookies/cache to eliminate any conflicts.
If the activation still fails after following those steps, you may need to contact Netflix support.
Most issues are quick fixes though, so don’t worry! You’ll be streaming your favorite shows in no time.
Ready to Sign Up for Netflix?
And there you have it – a complete walkthrough on getting Netflix set up on your television or devices!
The activation process using codes might seem complicated, but should only take a few quick minutes. It links your devices safely and securely to your account.
If you don’t have a Netflix membership yet, just head on over to Netflix.com to choose your plan and create your account. Then follow this guide to get streaming on all your screens.
Enjoy all your new favorite shows! Let me know if any other questions come up.