How To Watch Netflix On Apple Watch?

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Do you want to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch?

You have come to the right place if the answer to the above question is a yes. In this article, I will tell you whether or not you can install Netflix on your Apple Watch be it Series 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, or SE. And then I will share how you can get Netflix on your Apple Watch.

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Can You Get Netflix On Apple Watch?

A few shows on Netflix are so good that you often found yourself addicted to them. All you want to do is watch the next episode as soon as possible. And when you have some time to spare, why not watch a little bit more? It does not matter what screen size you want to watch it on, be it TV, laptop, smartphone, or smartwatch.

If you own an Apple smartwatch, then you must be wondering whether you can install Netflix on your Apple Watch be it Series 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, or SE.

However, I have good news as well as bad news for you. The Netflix app is unavailable for wearable devices like smartwatches yet. So you cannot put the Netflix app on your Apple Watch.

Wait, do not make that frown face yet. I said I have good news for you as well.

I have figured out a way that you can use to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch without installing it. Just keep reading to know about it.

How To Watch Netflix On Apple Watch?

Below are a couple of walkarounds that you can use to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch.

1) Use Your Apple Watch’s Browser

As discussed, you cannot put the Netflix app on your Apple Watch. However, you can use your Apple Watch’s browser to access the Netflix web version. Using the browser on your Apple Watch is a bit tricky though. You will not see the browser app on the app drawer or anywhere on your Apple Watch. But it does come with a hidden browser, and to access it, you have to click on a link or use the method mentioned below.

Follow the below steps to use your Apple Watch’s browser to access Netflix:

  1. Open Siri on your Apple Watch and command it to go to Netflix.com.How To Watch Netflix On Apple Watch
  2. This will open Netflix on your watch’s hidden browser.Apple Watch Browser Step 2
  3. Enter your credentials to log in to your Netflix account and enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies.Apple Watch Browser Step 3

2) Use Your Phone’s Camera

This walkaround is a little out of the way but if you really want to enjoy Netflix on your Apple Watch then you can use it.

Apple Watches let you control your iPhone’s camera. You can make use of this feature to watch Netflix on your Apple Watch. Sounds confusing? Let me tell you how you can do it.

  1. Open Netflix on your TV, laptop, or desktop.
  2. Now place your iPhone in front of your TV, laptop, or desktop screen.
  3. On your Apple Watch, open the Camera Remote app.
  4. Now your watch will show you whatever is in front of your iPhone’s camera, i.e. Netflix. And you can enjoy watching Netflix on your Apple Watch.

Will Netflix Release Its App For Smartwatches?

Mostly, people like to watch movies and TV shows on big screens, and Netflix knows it. So it is unlikely for a huge giant like Netflix to focus on a small segment of people that want to watch Netflix on their smartwatches in the near future. There also hasn’t been any update from the brand as well. Therefore I don’t think that Netflix will be releasing its app for smartwatches.

Can You Watch Video On Apple Watch?

So now that you know you can get the Netflix app on your Apple Watch, does it mean that you cannot watch videos on your Apple Watch either?

No, you can watch videos on your Apple Watch. However, like Netflix, Apple Watch also does not support viewing of videos natively, and it requires a bit of a walk around too.

To watch videos on your Apple Watch you will have to send them in a message. Once you send it in a message, you will be able to open the message on your watch and play the video by tapping on it.Watch Videos On Apple Watch

Like the hidden browser, the video player is also hidden on the Apple Watch. It only appears when you tap on a video embedded in a message. You can also increase or decrease the volume using the crown of your Apple Watch.

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FAQs

Can I Install Netflix On My Apple Watch?

No, you cannot install Netflix on your Apple Watch.

Can You Watch Netflix On Apple Watch Series 7?

Yes, you can watch Netflix on Apple Watch Series 7 with a couple of hacks.

Can You Watch Movies On Apple Watch?

Yes, you can watch movies on Apple Watch as long as it is embedded in a message.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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