While an Xbox One console is understandably designed for gaming, it also offers other options to keep users entertained like watching Netflix movies in between games.
Before you can use Netflix though, you want to make sure that you meet some requirements. This brief guide will walk you through the essentials to help you setup your console for Netflix.
Things you’ll need before getting Netflix
There are a few things required in order to use Netflix on your console. Check out the items below.
Xbox Live account.
If you’re a newcomer to the Xbox One console, you’ll soon realize that having an active Xbox Live subscription is a lot more fun. However, when it comes to watching Netflix, there’s no need for you to buy Xbox Live Gold. All you need is a Microsoft or Xbox Live account, sign in to it, then download the Netflix app.
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If you don’t have a Microsoft account or Xbox Live account, visit the official Xbox site to create one.
Decent Internet speed.
Netflix can work even if you only have 3Mbps but the resolution of your videos will be far from good. If you want to watch your Netflix shows in higher resolution such as HD or Ultra HD quality, we recommend that your Internet speed is at least 20Mbps. Anything lower than that can affect video quality while streaming, especially if there are multiple devices using the network at once.
Another important requirement that you must have is of course an active Netflix subscription. If you are new to Netflix or streaming online in general, this means that you’ll have to invest in Netflix subscription on top of your existing Xbox Live subscription (if you opted to buy Xbox Live Gold).
If you don’t have a Netflix account yet, you can try their free, 30-day trial. This will let you know if you find their service worth it. You can create your account on their official Netflix signup page. Try to create your account using your phone or computer as it’s a lot faster than doing it on your Xbox One.
How to stream Netflix on Xbox One
Time Needed : 10 minutes
Watching Netflix on your Xbox One is easy. Follow the steps below.
- Sign in to your Xbox Live account.
Make sure that your Xbox One is connected to the internet and your Xbox Live account signed in.
- Install Netflix App.
Open the Xbox game store and download Netflix from there. Just select the Store tab in the menu, open Apps, find and select Netflix, and install it.
- Sign in to your Netflix account.
Once you’ve added Netflix app, log in with your Netflix account.
- Begin watching Netflix.
After logging in, you can start finding the shows you want.
Add Netflix app to the Home screen
If you regularly watch Netflix on your Xbox One console, it’s a good idea to keep the app in your Home screen. This makes it easier to load it up the next time you want to chill.
To add Netflix app to the Home screen:
- Go to My Games & Apps.
- Hit the A button on your controller.
- Highlight the Netflix app icon and press the Menu button.
- At the top of the resulting menu, you’ll see Add to a Group. If you haven’t got any groups set up it will ask you to create one. If you already have groups then it will give the option to either create a new one or to add Netflix to an existing one.
If you want to have a new group, there will be a an enter text field. You can leave the default setting or change it to a new one.
You’ll see your new group listed at the top of the right-hand column when you go to My Games & Apps.
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