Are you tired of having to pull out your phone every time you want to watch your favorite Netflix shows on the go? What if you could stream them directly from your Apple Watch instead?
Well, the good news is that it’s somewhat possible, and in this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you exactly how to do it.
Can you watch Netflix on the Apple Watch?
Yes, you can watch Netflix on the Apple Watch via the smartwatch’s web browser. However, you can’t directly install the Netflix app on your Apple Watch.
2 methods to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch
Currently, there isn’t a Netflix app available to download directly onto your Apple Watch. But don’t worry, you can still watch your favorite shows by logging into your Netflix account through the watch’s browser. It may take a bit of patience, but it’s definitely doable!
Alternatively, you can use your iPhone’s camera to film a Netflix show running on another device, such as a TV or laptop. Then connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone’s camera and live stream the show.
Method 1: Use the hidden Apple Watch Browser
The latest Apple watch models, such as Series 5, 6, 7, 8, and Ultra, have a browser that makes it possible to surf the web and even use search engines.
However, this browser is only accessible indirectly. There are three easy ways to open the hidden Apple Watch browser:
- By clicking a link in the Messages app.
- By clicking a link in the email app.
- By using Siri to visit a website.
Follow these simple steps to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch:
Step 1: Start by pressing and holding down the Crown on your Apple Watch to activate Siri.
Step 2: When siri opens, say “Go to Netflix.com.”
Step 3: Siri will provide you with a series of options according to your request.
Step 4: Scroll down until you see the option to “Open Page” and select it.
Step 5: Once the Netflix screen is open on your Apple Watch, enter your email and password to log in to your account.
Step 6: That’s it, you can now browse through and stream your Netflix shows on your Apple Watch.
Below is a video showing how to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch
Method 2: By mirroring your iPhone’s camera to your Apple Watch
This second option is a little more complicated, as it requires you to have at least a laptop, tablet, or smart TV, an iPhone, and your Apple Watch.
At this point, you might as well just watch Netflix directly on the laptop, tablet, or smart TV. But anyway, for the sake of science, we’ll show you how to stream Netflix on your Apple Watch using this method.
The Apple watch comes with a feature that allows you to connect to and control your iPhone’s camera.
Step 1: Launch Netflix on either one of your devices, such as a tablet, smart TV, or laptop, and start playing the content that you want to watch. Image source
Step 2: Position your iPhone such that its camera can capture the full screen of the device on which you have launched Netflix.
Step 3: Launch the Watch OS camera on your Apple Watch.
Step 4: Start mirroring the content from your iPhone’s camera to your Apple Watch.
Step 6: That’s it; you can now watch Netflix on your Apple Watch.
Frequently Asked questions
Can I watch movies on my Apple Watch?
When it comes to streaming applications, it is not possible to watch movies on your Apple Watch. However, if the movie is included in a text message, you can view it on your device.
Nevertheless, the duration of the movie should not exceed approximately 4 minutes and 15 seconds in 720p 30fps format.
How do I watch TV on my Apple Watch?
Controlling your Apple TV from your Apple Watch is possible. To do so, launch the remote control app on your watch and add your Apple TV. On your Apple TV, navigate to Settings > Remotes and Devices > Remote App and Devices, and choose your Apple Watch. Finally, enter the passcode that appears on your Apple TV and you’re all set to use it as a remote control.
Is Netflix available on the Apple Watch?
Currently, there is no official Netflix app on the Apple Watch. However, there is a possibility that Netflix may become available on the Apple Watch in the future as technology advances.
Can I watch YouTube on my Apple Watch?
As of now, there is no official YouTube video app for the Apple Watch. However, you can watch YouTube on your Apple Watch through third party apps such as Watchtube.