Acquire a streaming internet player at a retail store or online.
Streaming internet players allow you to stream movies and tv shows from
Netflix, videos from YouTube, and music from Pandora, among other
options. Different streaming internet players include, but are not
Plug the player into its outlet.
- Apple TV
- Sony Streaming Player
Power it up in order to hook it up with your TV and get it connected to the internet.Connect your streaming internet player to your TV.
There are several different ways to do this:
Connect to your network.
- Connect with an HDMI cable. If you have an HDTV, you'll probably
want to make use of that sparkling resolution by purchasing an HDMI
cable and hooking the cable both into your player and the back of the
- Connect with a standard A/V cable if you don't have HDTV. Match up
the yellow/red/white ports on the back of your TV to the video and audio
After turning on your
streaming internet player, you'll want to connect to the internet. Most
streaming internet players nowadays come with wireless internet setup,
meaning you don't have to go through the hassle of plugging cables in
everywhere in order to get a signal. Simply type in your internet name
and password into the guided setup when you turn on your device.
Finalize your setup.
- If you don't have wireless internet capabilities, you're going to
most likely connect one end of an Ethernet cable into the back of your
streaming internet player, and the other end into an open Ethernet port
on your router.
You've got power to your
streaming player, you've got it connected to your TV, and you have
internet. Consider a few other options before you start watching Netflix
from the pleasure of your couch instead of your PC screen.
- Download any of the latest software offered by the streaming
internet player. This could help expedite things and offer cool perks.
- Choose your video output resolution. Especially helpful for HD nuts.
- Consider linking the player to your online account, if possible.
Some players will use social media to share what you watch with your
friends, as well as offering suggestions based on what your friends are