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Easy Ways to Get Netflix & Other Video Streaming Services On Your TV Smart TVs: If you've bought a television from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Vizio or any number of other manufacturers in the past few years, it might be an Internet-enabled Smart TV offering access to services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus at the very leastBlu-ray Players: Like some televisions, many Blu-ray players are now "smart," offering access to streaming services. A few video streaming apps, like Netflix, may come preloaded. Others you may have to download and install. If you already have one of these smart Blu-ray players, you may not need an additional streaming device. Game Consoles: PlayStations 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and Wii U all offer streaming basics: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and Hulu. Xbox offers the most-64 channels including HBO Go, Showtime Anywhere, Starz Play, CBS Sports, MLB.TV, Nat Geo TV, Vudu, Sling TV and many others.Smartphones, Tablets and laptops: If you have a newer smartphone and TV made by the same manufacturer, there might be a screen mirroring setting such as Samsung's AllShare or LG's Miracast on both devices. This enables you to cast whatever's on your smartphone to your TV. For laptops, just plug it into your TV with an HDMI cable. Or, if you want to go wireless, check to see if your laptop and TV support WiDi, Wireless Display.
Is your tv a smart tv? Or are you using a box to access netflix thru your TV? If neither one is the case then you need something else to access Netflix. It's like having phone service but no phone, you need something to access it.
Your tv needs to have a connection to the internet. If the tv does not have it, you can use a peripheral like a game system that has internet access. A lot of newer tv's have internet access with direct links to Netflix and other online viewing providers. You can also hook up a computer to your tv with a cable and mirror or extend the display to the tv. Then connect to Netflix through your computer.
Did you previously have access to Netflix on that TV?
If so have you changed your password on Netflix?
Have you confirmed you still have internet access at that TV?
Can you access your Netflic account on your computer?
What exactly is the error you are seeing?
If you can answer these I can try to help you along.
In order to use the Netflix app you must sign up for and continue to pay for the use of Netflix. The Netflix app for iOS or iPad is free, but in order to view movies on your iPad, you need to maintain a subscription. You need to create an account on the Netflix site. The login to Netflix will be your username ( email address) and password. Thus same username and password is used to log into the Netflix app on the iPad. The first month is free, then $8/month for streaming service or $10/month that includes mail DVD's The service is great on iPad and even better when being able to view the video from iPad to TV. I have an original iPad and I have to use the physical composite VGA cable to output the Netflix content to my iPad. No other wireless WiFi media boxes ( with the exception of the newer Apple TV box) will let you stream from your iPad wirelessly. Another note, the Netflix app for iOS doesn't have a complete listing of all of the content available to stream. You need to use mobile Safari on your iPad to access to actual Netflix site and pick or queue up movies to watch from the main site. The Netflix site on mobile Safari will redirect your viewing choices to be played on the Netflix app for iOS automatically. Also, if you want to have Netflix stream to your TV without an iPad, you'll need to purchase Wifi media player such as this made by Apple, Roku or Sony. These work to stream Netflix direct to your TV, however, like the iPad app for Netflix, the content accessed by these wireless streaming devices is also limited and requires you to still use the full Netflix website to access their complete viewable library.
The activation code it's asking you for is for Netflix. You Need to go into your Netflix account page from your computer and activate your blu-ray player as a device that is authorized to access your Netflix account. It will give you a code which you'll then have to enter into your tv to activate.
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