How to Install & Watch Netflix on Firestick / Fire TV Easily

You will get guaranteed entertainment for hours with Azmazon Firestick. It is the most popular cord-cutter available at an affordable price. Inside the box of the media streaming player, you will find the remote, Firestick, USB cable, and batteries. Its interface is designed to be intuitive and has an official app store. The channels available on it are classified under different genres and are available as free and paid streaming services. With this, you can access Netflix on Firestick to stream your favorite titles. Get into this section for the features and installation guidelines in brief.

What is Netflix?

Netflix is the one-stop destination to stream movies, TV shows, anime, documentaries, and more for an unlimited time. It is a subscription-based service available at one low monthly price and doesn’t bring any ads. The database of Netflix keeps adding new titles all the time. The interface is simple to navigate, and you can browse or search for videos. Over time, Netflix brings you personalized recommendations based on your watching history. You can create up to five profiles and let different members get customized experiences.

Installation Guidelines of Netflix on Firestick

Fire TV users can install Netflix from the Amazon App Store. The steps below will let you get it in two minutes.

1. On the Firestick home, hover to click on the Find menu and select Search.

Click on Search

2. Using the screen keyboard, type the app name as Netflix. Select the same when suggestions appear below.

Search for Netflix on Firestick

3. On the search result under the Apps & Games, choose the Netflix tile.

Select Netflix

4. Click Download or Get on the channel info page.

Download Netflix on Firestick

5. Allow the channel to get installed on your Firestick.

6. After it gets downloaded, click on the Open button to launch it.

Alternative Way: Guidelines to Sideload Netflix on Firestick

If you face geo-restrictions, Netflix will not be available on Amazon App Store. In that case, you shall proceed with the procedure given below.

Configure Firestick

We are about to install Netflix as an apk file. Firestick, by default, limits third-party apps, and thus, you need to make the below changes on the device settings.

1. Go to the home screen of Fire TV to click on the Gear icon.

Firestick Settings

2. Use the remote keys to select the My Fire TV tile.

My Fire TV

3. Go ahead and choose the Developer options.

Developer options

4. Select the Install unknown apps.

Install from Unknown Sources

5. Click on the Downloader app and turn it On. Skip this step if you haven’t installed Downloader.

Turn On

Note: On the Fire TV with the old interface, go to Settings >> My Fire TV >> Developer options >> Apps from Unknown Sources >> Turn On.

Steps to Sideload Netflix on Firestick using Downloader

The procedure given below is all you need to follow to sideload Netflix on Fire TV with the help of Downloader.

1. Get back to the home screen of the Fire TV. Select Find and choose Search.

2. To search for Downloader, type the app name on the search field.

Search for Downloader

3. Choose the Downloader app’s tile under Apps & Channels.

Select Downloader

4. Select the Download button to begin its download.

5. After the installation, select Open to launch it.

6. Click on the URL field under the Home tab of the Downloader.

Downloader home

7. Type the source URL of the Netflix apk and press Go.

8. Wait for the apk to complete its download.

9. Select Install when you see a pop-up on the screen.

10. After the installation, select Open to launch it.

Why Use VPN on Firestick?

It is vital to use a VPN for Fire TV if you don’t want someone to spy on your online activity. It includes the ISP, hackers, and the government. With a VPN, you can stream videos without buffering issues as it restricts ISP throttling. You can take advantage of the location-specific apps and services. A VPN will encrypt your internet traffic, and your online identity will be anonymous.

Guidelines to Use Netflix on Firestick

Here are the steps you should follow to use Netflix on Fire TV with ease.

1. Select the Applications tile on the Firestick home screen.

2. Navigate to the bottom of the screen and click on the Netflix tile.

3. Choose the Sign In option and enter the email address and password.

Netflix on Firestick Home

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up Netflix on Fire TV.

5. With this, you shall choose any title to stream it in no time.

Guidelines to Fix Netflix Not Working Issue on Firestick

At times, Netflix will fail to work, or you will get “Netflix encountered an error.” You can resolve this issue with the below fixes.

Check if the firmware of your Firestick is up to date, and it will resolve the issue. Go to Settings >> System >> About >> Install System Update. When the download completes, check if you can access Netflix.

Ensure your Fire TV has an active internet or Wi-Fi connection. Make sure to remove any obstacles that block the Wi-Fi signal. You can even restart your router or unplug the cable and reconnect it to check if that resolves the issue.

Try clearing the cache memory of Netflix and check if you can access it. To do it, open Settings >> Applications >> Manage Installed Applications >> Netflix >> Force Stop >> Clear Cache. Now re-open Netflix and check if you can stream it on Fire TV.

Clear Cache

It is recommended to uninstall and reinstall the Netflix app on your Fire TV. You shall try this as the last option. Upon uninstalling, all your data gets removed. With this, you can reinstall Netflix by following the above guidelines. To uninstall, go to Settings >> Applications >> Manage Installed Applications >> Netflix >> Uninstall.

That’s all the necessary info that we have got for you regarding Netflix on Fire TV. You can stream unlimited videos at your convenience. It is available for multiple devices, and you can resume from where you have left right away. For any queries, you shall drop us a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I disconnect my Fire TV from the Netflix account?

Yes. To do this, open Settings >> Applications >> Manage All Installed Applications >> Netflix >> Clear Data.

Can I stream Netflix in UHD and HDR on Fire TV?

Yes. You can stream Netflix on compatible Fire TV that supports UHD and HDR TV.

What are the best free Netflix alternatives?

If you don’t want to pay for Netflix, you can try Bee TV, HBO Max, and other third-party apps listed on the best Firestick apps.

How much does Netflix cost?

There are three subscription plans available to use Netflix. The Basic plan costs $8.99, the Standard plan is $19.99, and the Premium plan costs $17.99. Those new users will get a 30-day free trial.

Author: Kacey Butler

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