How to play netflix on projector from iPhone [In 3 easy steps]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on January 15, 2023

How to Play netflix on projector from iPhone

Can you play Netflix from iPhone to projector? Yes, it’s possible to project the Netflix from iPhone on the projector. Because in the projector VGA or HDMI port is available.

So, it’s made easy to connect the iPhone with the projector. Using the cable and adapter. In three easy steps:-

  1. Connect HDMI cable with projector
  2. Now, connect HDMI cable with HDMI to lightning adapter
  3. Last, connect lighting cable with iPhone

And also using the Chromecast you can wirelessly connect the iPhone with a projector. To watch Netflix.

Also don’t worry. If you have VGA port projector. I have also explained. How you can connect your iPhone with the VGA projector.

Ahead everything explained in detail.

How do I watch Netflix from my iPhone to my projector?

This is the main part of our article. Where I am going to tell you how you can stream Netflix with the projector. It’s very easy.

If your intention is not to watch Netflix. Then this is a similar way. You can normally connect the projector with the iPhone.

First, we use an HDMI cable.

HDMI Cable

Here I am using the Power Bear HDMI cable. You can use others brand too.

You have to connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI port available behind the projector. The first step is done. If your projector has 2 HDMI ports, then you should use the first port.

benq ht2050a port

Second, we use the HDMI to lighting cable.

Here we are using the Apple official HDMI to the lightning adapter to connect. It supports 1080p resolution and in this adapter, you will get the 2 ports.

You have to take the HDMI cable that you have already put in the projector HDMI port. You have to connect that HDMI cable to inside the lighting adapter HDMI port.

Your second step is done.

Third/Last we use lighting port

In our last step, we connect the lighting adapter cable with our iPhone/iPad charging port. Done if your projector and device are on then after a few seconds of connecting you will see the success.

Also, don’t forget to choose the HDMI port as a source.

And thus our last/third step is done.

iPhone Port

Now you can see the projection of your iPhone/iPad on the projection screen. You will see the projection size of your iPhone/iPad on the projection screen.

Because there is a difference between the native resolution of the projector and iPhone/iPad.

When playing video content then the projection will be normal.

This is How do you watch Netflix from my iPad and iPhone from your projector.

What if I have to use the VGA cable? The process will be the same for iPhone and iPad.

But two things will be changed Adapter and Cable. You will need the VGA to Lighting Adapter and VGA to VGA cable.

Read Also: Projector vs TV: Which is best for home entertainment?

Best projector for the netflix.

  1. Artlii Play WiFi Bluetooth Projector
  2. CINEMOOD Portable Movie Theater
  3. Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector
  4. TMY Projector 7500 Lumens – V08
  5. PVO Portable Projector – ‎YG300Pro
  6. ViewSonic M1 Mini Ultra-Portable LED Projector
  7. ViewSonic M1 Portable LED Projector
  8. Optoma HD146X High-Performance Projector
  9. BenQ TH671ST 1080p Short Throw Gaming Projector
  10. Optoma – UHD35
  11. Optoma UHD60 True 4K UHD Projector

Read the full review of this list here best projector for netflix.

Best projector for the iPhone.

  1. NEBULA Anker Capsule
  2. AuKing Mini Projector
  3. ViewSonic M1 Mini Ultra-Portable LED Projector
  4. TOP VISION WiFi Portable Projector
  5. CiBest Video Projector Outdoor Movie Projector
  6. Kodak Ultra Mini Portable Projector
  7. Meer Mini Projector, Portable Movie Projector
  8. ELEPHAS 2020 WiFi Movie Projector – W13
  9. Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 Smart Streaming Laser Projector

Read the full review of this list projector here Best projector for iPhone.

Warm Tips

  1. If your projection has not happened after using these three steps. Then restart both projector and iPhone/iPad one by one. 
  2. Make sure your wire connection is tight between Projector, HDMI cable, Lighting cable, and iPhone/iPad.
  3. You can suspect the HDCP also when it’s saying mirroring is happening elsewhere.
  4. A normal projector easily detects the connection when putting the cable in the port. But your projector doesn’t. You can tap the Search source, Search input and Search Burn button.

You can find these buttons somewhere on the projector. If you didn’t find this button you should check your projector manual to search this button.

Because this button named different in the different projector. But the purpose is the same to find the search connection.

Read Also: How to set up a projector for home theater easily and perfectly?

Why won’t Netflix play on my projector from my iPhone/iPad?

There are a few things you should notice when streaming Netflix from iPhone to the projector.

Always use the HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) connection to stream Netflix.

Because the Netflix content is copyrighted, that’s why an HDCP connection is required when you stream Netflix from iPhone to the projector.

If you stream the movie from Netflix and you can see the movie but don’t hear the audio. Be confirmed you are using the apple certified HDMI to lighting cable.

If Netflix is unable to play movies then you should update the Netflix app from, app store. Or delete the app and re-install it. And last hope contact the Netflix support.

Change the native resolution of the Netflix movie video. Which is compatible with the projector. If Netflix is not working on the projector.

During trying to log in to Netflix. If your screen has gone black. Then try to reset your iPhone. Also, disable the Dolby digital audio on Netflix.

Tip: If you using VGA lighting cable use external speakers or headphones to listen to the voice.

Visiting projector won’t play Netflix?  

If you are the owner of the visiting projector. Then according to the visiting article. You can’t use the Netflix app from the iPhone. Through the DLNA wireless projection.

Epson projector won’t play Netflix?

If you are trying the connect the iPhone with the projector using the internet and the Epson app. To watch Netflix. Then this wireless connection will not work. 

You will get the video but not the audio. To make the wireless connection you can use the Chromecast. Or try a normal wire connection between the projector and iPhone.

Is necessary to use an official apple adapter?

Yes, it’s necessary. Because apple updates its OS frequently. For security purposes. If you use an unofficial HDMI adapter. Its system can stop the operation. It’s also necessary to protect your device from unauthorized access.

So, you should not use the unofficial HDMI adapter.

Does Netflix support airplay?

After 2019 you can’t use the airplay for wireless streaming. Netflix says due to “Technical Limitations” they don’t support airplay.

Now iOS user can’t connect their TV or projector by using the airplay. For complete knowledge, you can read this article.

Read Also: How to use a projector as a TV for everyday entertainment? 

Is iPhone support  Netflix from Chromecast?

Yes, the iPhone supports Netflix but there are some criteria you have to follow. Your iOS should be 13.0+, have a Netflix app with 4.2 or higher version.

A recent version of google chrome, your chrome cast and iPhone should be on the same wifi network and your iPhone internet connection should be fast. For more info Visite this page.

How to connect with the Chromecast?

With the help of chrome cast, you can connect to your iPhone with the projector and stream Netflix wirelessly. For complete knowledge check this video.

Other ways to stream Netflix from a projector?

There is two other way you can stream Netflix. By using the fire stick (Amazon) and Apple TV. For you can read this article on watch or play


I have told everything how to Play Netflix on the projector from iPhone, iPad with wired and wireless. I hope these things help you.

If you have any different suggestions. You can share with others in the comment section.

See you next time…


Nitish Lakra is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. He has written for numerous publications on a variety of topics including home theatre and projector. Nitish is passionate about educating and informing readers through his writing and strives to provide accurate and engaging content. When he's not writing, Nitish is enjoying the pc games, movies or cooking. My YouTube: @nitishlakra My Instagram: @nitish__lakra


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