No, you do not have to have Cable TV in order to get the Netflix service. However, in order to watch Netflix you basically need to have an internet connection preferable of decent speed. You will also need a supported device that will let you watch Netflix.
The internet speed will ultimately determine whether you get quality video output on the device you intended to watch Netflix.
You can watch Netflix on your computer or you can use a device (generally now called a media device
) that will allow for you to watch Netflix on your TV.
The Netflix app
comes on many different media devices
, which you essentially plug to you TV and connect to your
home Internet connection.
have the Netflix app
built in to them as well as Internet. These TVs are referred to as Smart TV
Right of the top of my head are the following Netflix capable devices Xbox 360, Roku, Wii...
Here are a list of other supported devices on Netflix's Website: