How to watch or play netflix on projector [Best and Easy way]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on June 23, 2022

netflix on projector

Can You Watch Netflix On A Projector? Yes, If you have smart projector. Just install netflix on your projector. And sign in to your account. Or you can connect your projector with iPhone, android phone, Laptop/PC, PS, Xbox, Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chrome cast with google TV, Nvidia Shield, Blu-ray Player and mac or macbook.

What is the easiest way to watch Netflix on a projector?

The easiest way to play Netflix on the projector is to have the smart projector (Amazon Link). Which have the in-built ability to play Netflix. 

I mean smart projector already has a Netflix app. Installed or there is Aptoide or playstore. So, here you don’t need to worry about anything to connect with the projector.

Just power on your projector. And log in to your profile. And start watching your favourite Netflix content on your projector.

There are many other best projectors for Netflix like this you can check out our recent list of best projectors for Netflix.

What is the best way to get Netflix on a projector?

If you want to watch Netflix with the streaming dongle I will suggest you go with the Chromecast with Google TV, Roku and Fire Stick (Amazon Link). Just plug and power up. And ready to stream. And you can stream videos up to 4k.

Related:-

  1. How to connect Roku to a projector?
  2. How to connect a fire stick to a projector?

Want to learn more ways to play netflix on your projector. You can read further. I have explained lot of things.

How you can play netflix on your projector streaming dongle, console, and other devices. As well troubleshoot.

By connecting streaming dongle & console.

By streaming dongle & console

PlayStation & Xbox

We have enjoyed the 4k HDR gaming on the Xbox and PS. But we can also use the Xbox and PS to stream Netflix. 

To stream Netflix on the Xbox and PS. You have to go to the apps section of your gaming consoles. 

And search for Netflix. And download Netflix if you haven’t.

Related:-

  1. How to connect PS4 or PS5 to projector [In two simple steps]
  2. How to connect an Xbox One to a projector [With the Sound]

Apple TV

If you have a good amount of money and want to invest in a good streaming device for your projector. You can go with the Apple TV. 

It runs smoothly and fast. It has better processing and space than other streaming devices. If you own the various other apple products. It will be too good to go with the Apple TV.

Nvidia Shield

Another pricey dongle in our list of dongles. It’s also like other dongles on the list. The interesting thing I want to talk about is the Nvidia Shield Pro (Amazon Link). 

You will get the AI-enhanced 4k image quality. Which upscale your 720p/1080p image to 4k.

I don’t wanna brag about its user interface, it’s quite good and video streaming quality is also good. 

Blu-Ray Player

On normal days people use the Blu-Ray player to the 4k blu-ray CD. But it can also be used for streaming Netflix. You have to go to the network setting.

 And here you will get the option to connect with the internet and choose your internet connection. And go to the video section. You will get the typical Netflix app.

By connecting with the ios, android, and Windows devices.

Connection between projector and devices to play netflix

Here I am going to teach you. How you can project Netflix by connecting it with your phone, iPhone, PC or Laptop, and Mac Or MacBook. 

I am assuming you have already installed Netflix on these devices.

Note: When you connect the projector with the HDMI cable. Remember to choose the HDMI port. Where you put the HDMI cable in the HDMI port of the projector. By input search (If it’s needed).

iPad or iPhone

I have already talked about how you can play Netflix on your projector from iPhone and iPad in an easy way.

  1. First, we use an HDMI cable.
  2. Second, we use the HDMI to lighting cable.
  3. Third/Last we use lighting port

Read this fully explained article on How to Play Netflix on the projector from iPhone, iPad. You will know everything.

Android phone

Wireless

To connect your android phone and projector. Without a wire, your phone and projector should support screen mirroring

  1. Power on your projector and go to your projector input search. And select the screen mirroring.
  2. Go to your smartphone settings and find the screen mirroring option. In some smartphones. You can get the mirror sharing option by just swiping down your mobile screen from the upside.

When you get the mirror sharing options click on that. You will get the option to connect with your projector. Click on your projector name. And you are ready to go. 

Now go to your Netflix app. And play movies.

Wired

For the wired connection, you will need the USB-C to HDMI (Amazon Link) cable to connect. You don’t need to do anything.

Take the USB-C end of the cable. And connect with your phone and Another HDMI end will go in the projector. 

Make sure you have chosen the HDMI cable for the input video signal.

Now go to your Netflix app. And play movies.

PC or Laptop

Let’s see how you can connect the laptop and pc with the projector. With wire and wirelessly.

To connect the projector and laptop. Here I am going to explain to you how you can connect the projector and laptop with the HDMI and VGA cable.

Projector with HDMI port

Take a good-quality HDMI cable. (1st) And connect with the laptop and another end. (2nd) You have to connect with the Projector. And your connection is done between the projector and laptop. With the Help of an HDMI cable.

Projector with VGA port

You will need the HDMI to VGA adapter. Adapter which has HDMI male and VGA female.

HDMI male will go in the HDMI port of the Laptop/PC (For sure HDMI port will be available in every modern laptop/PC). 

Now the second process. Hook up the VGA cable with the VGA female adapter. And then connect the VGA cable with the projector. 

The last tip, choose the VGA port by inputting the search button on your projector. Or use a remote. And Press windows + P. Choose extended or duplicate.

Now play Netflix through on the laptop/pc.

If you want to read more about the connection between the projector and laptop. You can read. Our detailed article. On the laptop to the projector (Here I have explained various ways to connect with the projector).

Mac or MacBook 

There are three ways you can connect the Mac or MacBook With your projector.

If your Mac or MacBook has an HDMI port. Then take the HDMI cable which both ends have the same HDMI head. 

Now you have to connect the one end of the HDMI cable with the projector. And another end with Mac or MacBook.

Mac or MacBook has mini display ports. For this situation. You have to buy the Mini Display to HDMI adapter. First, put the HDMI cable in the female HDMI port of the adapter.

Then Mini display cable will go in the mini display port of the Mac or MacBook. And the HDMI end will go in the HDMI port of the projector.

What if your Mac or Macbook has a USB-C port. For this, you will need the USB-C to HDMI adapter. Start connecting with the USB-C cable (of the adapter) into the Mac or Macbook.

Then in the adapter HDMI female port HDMI male cable will go. Last step, the rest end of the HDMI cable should be connected with the HDMI port of the projector

Now install the app or play Netflix through the browser.

Troubleshoot: If the audio is not coming out from the projector. Go to your Mac or Macbook audio settings. And choose the HDMI cable for the audio output.

And the home screen of your Mac or Macbook shows only in the projection. Then for this go to your display settings>arrangements. And choose the mirror display.

Why won’t Netflix play on my projector?

So, from here you can know the reason. Why is Netflix not working on your projector?

iPhone

There are three steps you can follow. To make sure you won’t get a black screen. When you try to project Netflix on a projector.

  1. First, go to the Netflix official site. Or search in google “Is Netflix down”. If Netflix is down you have to wait for it. Until it gets normal because it’s a problem with everyone. You can’t do anything with this problem except waiting.
  2. Check your internet speed. It should be 5MB to 7MB to play Netflix. To check the internet speed go to the google search bar of your iPhone and search the internet speed. Test.
  3. Last step. Go to your iPhone settings>general>iPhone storage. And find the Netflix app. Click on the Netflix app and in the new interface, you will get the option to offload the app in blue colour. It will not delete your profile details. It will just delete your Netflix app core file. After doing this again, open the Netflix app. 

‘Cannot play the title. Please try again later. (AVF:11839;OS:12913;)’

If you get these things written on your screen. To resolve this issue you can reset your iPhone or iPad. To do this properly you can follow this apple official article on reset iphone or ipad. More troubleshoot on iphone/ipad read here for netflix.

Windows

There is some way you can try to fix Netflix on your PC/Laptop to fix the problem.

  1. Go to Start>Getting>System>Display>Connect to a wireless display. Select your projector. And play netflix through the browser. Because of content protection. You can’t play netflix through the app.
  2. Check the connected cable and adapter. Between the projector and laptop/C. If you have a USB C port in your laptop. Then make sure you have connected the cable with the video port not with the power port. If you are using an HDMI to VGA converter. Then check this out HDMI to VGA converter or adapter not working [8 solutions to fix].
  3. Open google chrome. Three dots on right>Help>About Google Chrome. And check for the updates and update itf available.
  4. If your present browser is not working. Then you can check out this article for the best browser for streaming netflix.
  5. Press Windows + R>devmgmt.msc and press ok>open device manager. Expand display adapter. Right click on your display adapter and click on the update driver. Then select automatically for the update driver. 

Android Smartphone

  1. Update your Netflix app on the play store if it’s available. If it’s already updated to a new version. Move to the next step.
  2. Go to your phone settings, find the apps, and notification click on that. And select the option app. And find the Netflix app tap on that. Go to storage clear cache. And restart your Netflix app.
  3. If all this does not work delete your Netflix app and reinstall the app. And restart your phone.

Mac Or MacBook

There are three ways to fix the problem on the Mac or MacBook. And those fixes are:-

  1. Change your browser and try with a different browser.
  2. You should use the HDMI cable that supports HDCP
  3. And Update your browser if the latest version is available.

If all these tips don’t work please kindly contact Netflix customer care.

Netflix’s black screen on the projector

If you are getting the black screen on the projector. While streaming Netflix on the projector. I will suggest that you check your HDMI cable condition. 

It could be the reason for the black screen. Or you are using the HDMI cable (Amazon Link) that doesn’t support the HDCP.

 Check this too, if your HDMI cable doesn’t support HDCP get a new HDMI cable. Which supports HDCP. If there is no problem it could be a problem with the video source. 

Where from your sending the video signal to the projector.

Why does Chromecast Netflix on the projector have no video?

Here are five tips that can solve your issue of having no video on the projector by Chromecast:-

  1. Remove any special character from the name: It could be the reason why you are not getting video. To change the name go to the Devices tab and find the Chromecast device you want to rename. At the right of the name. There will be three dots. Click on that to get the rename option. In the drop-down select the last option device settings. The first option you get in the new menu clicks on that change. After you change the name, save it.
  2. Cast icon is missing in your google chrome browser and Netflix app: Things you can try:-
    1. Update your Netflix app.
    2. Your Netflix video source device and projector should be on the same wifi network.
    3. Chromecast’s name cannot contain any special character like emoji.
    4. If you are using the google chrome browser. Chromecast extension is installed. And your projector and Chromecast are on the same wifi.
  3. If you are getting the cast icon on your device to cast. But you are having trouble connecting to the projector. Then reboot your projector and device. If it does not work, double-check all devices and update your Netflix app.

For more information check out this video.

How to disable HDCP on Netflix on a projector?

Well, it will be theft of content bypassing the HDCP to stream the Netflix. 

Because after you disable the HDCP you can get the Netflix content on the second monitor. Without any protection. 

Can you disable or bypass the HDCP on Netflix on the projector:

The answer will be yes for that you will need the HDMI to HDMI adapter. Here are some suggestions for the adapter. Choose according to your need:-

  1. J-Tech Digital HDCP
  2. Splitter 1 In 4 Out
  3. 5×1 HDMI Switch

First, you have to connect the main video source with the splitter or switcher (With HDMI cable). 

Second, use the output port (or splitter or switcher) and take another HDMI cable out. 

Now you can use a second HDMI cable you can use on a device that doesn’t have an HDCP protection HDMI port.

The splitter or switch bypasses the HDCP protection here. And allow you to connect with the second monitor. 

Does projector support 4k netflix content?

If your projector is 4k and you are still facing the issue of playing a 4k Netflix movie on the projector. Then this thing you can follow. 

To solve this you have to install the HEVC video extensions from the Microsoft store. Then you will be able to play the Netflix content in the 4k. On windows app and browser.

Conclusion.

So these are all ways to play Netflix on the projector. If one way does not work for you then. You can try another. 

And if you face any issue. Then you can choose the solution according to the device you are using.

So, that’s all I have to say on How to play Netflix on the projector.

See you next time…


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