How to Watch Netflix on PS4 [Updated July 2021]

How to Watch Netflix on PS4 [Updated July 2021]

According to a recent report, PlayStation has approximately 109 million monthly active users as of March 2021— marking a notable increase from 50 million users in March 2014. And it is no surprise that the PS4 has been used to do much more than just play games, including watching Netflix.

Thanks to this, you can have game night and movie night, all in one! If you own a PS4 and are struggling to watch Netflix on it, you are at the right place as we have shared easy steps to stream Netflix on PS4.

As a bonus, we have also included ways you can get American Netflix on PS4 outside the US, no matter where you are in the world. If you want to know how to access the biggest Netflix content library on your PS4 then keep on reading.

How to Watch Netflix on PS4 [Quick Guide]

To watch Netflix on PS4, follow the easy step by step guide below:

  1. Visit the PlayStation store.
  2. Navigate to the TV & Video section.
  3. Find Netflix among all the apps there and click on it.
  4. If Netflix is not installed on your device, it will start downloading now.
  5. If it is not installed, then click “Download“. (If you don’t see the Netflix icon, make sure to follow these steps below, otherwise skip to Step#9).
  6. From your remote control, click the PS button > Head to PlayStation Store > Apps > All Apps.
  7. Search forNetflix > click Download
  8. Once the app is installed, select Netflix and on the home screen, click Sign in.
  9. Log in to the app and enjoy your favorite shows on PS4.

How to Get American Netflix outside the US on PS4? [Step-by-Step]

If you want to access the Netflix US library abroad, you will need a VPN to trick Netflix into thinking you are accessing it from somewhere inside the USA, pretty cool right.

You must be wondering how to watch Netflix with VPN? Well, with a VPN, you can easily set up Smart DNS on your PS4 and other gaming consoles to watch Netflix US library or any other Netflix library in the world.

1.Get a VPN with multiple servers in the US (our top recommendation is ExpressVPN)

2. Head to ExpressVPN’s DNS setting page and sign in with your email and password.

3. Select the IP address registration option from the home screen > select Register my IP address. You can also select Automatically register my IP address so it can keep track of all the changes.

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4. Head to the ExpressVPN’s setup page > you might be asked to sign in again.

5. After signing in, you will see the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address. Note the address down, or keep the windows open, as you will need it later.

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Setting up DNS server on your PS4 for Netflix US

Follow the steps below to set up DNS servers on your PS4 to watch Netflix US abroad:

  1. Go to the Settings tab > Network > select Set Up Internet Connection.
  2. Choose your internet connection
  3. Tap Custom > select “Automatic“.
  4. Click Do Not Specify > Manual.
  5. Choose Primary DNS.
  6. Enter the MediaStreamer DNS address that you noted above > select Done.
  7. Click Next > Automatic > Done
  8. Now, go to the home screen > open Netflix > log in to your Netflix account.
  9. That’s it, you can now enjoy your favourite American Netflix shows on PS4 from abroad.

Why do we Recommend ExpressVPN?

We tested 20+ VPNs, and Express VPN performed the best in terms of speed and quality.

With 3000+ servers in 90+ countries, including 23+ Servers in 14+ American cities, Express VPN is the fastest VPN to watch Netflix on your PS4. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it risk-free.

Compatible Devices | Playstation, Android smartphones & Smart TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, PCs, Amazon Fire TV & Firestick, Roku, Apple TV,  Xbox console, Roku, Chromecast, and others.

Take a look at the testing results of our recommended servers:

Recommended Servers Speed ResultVideo Quality
New Jersey-181.63 Mbps4K HDR
Washington DC86.7 Mbps4K HDR
New York83.51 Mbps4K HDR

How much does Netflix cost on PS4?

Netflix offers three plans to choose from according to your needs. Once you have selected your desired plan and purchased the subscription, you can enjoy streaming Netflix shows and movies on your PS4 or PS4 Pro. Here are the details of each plan:

BasicStandardPremium
Cost (USD)$8.99/mo$13.99/mo$17.99/mo
No. of screens124
No. of simultaneous downloads124
HD content
Ultra HD

Can I Cast Netflix on PS4 from my phone?

You can cast Netflix from your mobile devices to PS4 to watch Netflix. It supports various platforms, including iPhone, Android, and iPad. What’s best is that by casting Netflix from your phone to PS4, you can even watch Netflix offline on PS4.

Follow these steps to cast Netflix on PS4 with your mobile devices:

  1. Connect your PS4 and your mobile device to the same network.
  2. Launch Netflix on both PS4 and mobile
  3. Sign in to your Netflix account on both PS4 and mobile device.
  4. Play a video on Netflix >  select the “Cast” icon.
  5. From the list of available devices select your PS4
  6. Now, you can cast your favourite shows from your mobile device to PS4.

Sign out of Netflix on PS4 [Easy Steps]

Follow the easy steps below to sign out of Netflix on your PS4 and PS4 Pro devices:

  1. Open Netflix app
  2. Press O on your remote control (If you have a Japanese PS, use to confirm, and to cancel)
  3. Tap the gear icon.
  4. Click Sign Out.
  5. Select Yes.

How to Delete Netflix App from PS4

Follow these steps to delete the Netflix app from your PS4 device:

  1. Start your PS4.
  2. From the home screen go to  TV & Video section and highlight Netflix.
  3. From your PS4 controller, press Options 
  4. Click Delete.
  5. Select OK to Confirm.
  6. That’s it, the Netflix app will be deleted from your PS4.

Latest Netflix Movies and Shows to watch on PS4

Here are some of the best all-time and latest Netflix movies and shows that you can watch on your PS4:

  1. Jupiter’s Legacy
  2. Halston
  3. Shadow and Bone
  4. The Queen’s Gambit
  5. Good Girls
  6. Mad for Each Other
  7. Harry Potter (Watch Harry Potter on Netflix)
  8. Spotlight
  9. Elite
  10. Money Heist
  11. Never Have I Ever
  12. Emily In Paris
  13. The Witcher
  14. Breaking Bad

FAQs


Yes, you can get Netflix on your PS4. You can follow the steps mentioned above to watch Netflix on your PS4 and also access any content library of Netflix abroad.


Unfortunately, you cannot download Netflix shows and movies to watch them offline on PS4. This functionality is only available for mobile devices. On laptops and PS4, you need a working internet connection to use Netflix.
However, you can download Netflix shows on your mobile phone to watch offline and cast them to your PS4.


No, Netflix is not free on PS4. In order to watch Netflix shows and movies on your PS4, you need to subscribe to Netflix and purchase a plan as mentioned above. However, Netflix app is free to download on your PS4.


If you are having issues watching Netflix on your PS4, it might be because you have an older version of  Netflix on your device. To watch it, you first need to update the app.

Follow the steps below to update your Netflix app on your PS4:

1) Select the Netflix app > from the controller, press Option.
2) Highlight the Delete
3) On your controller press O
4) Check for newer app versions, and reinstall the app. 
5) Launch the app and sign in to see if it is working or not.



Yes, you can watch Netflix on your PS4 without PlayStation Plus. All you need is a Netflix subscription and you are good to go.

Conclusion

Now you know how to watch Netflix on your PS4. As a bonus, we have also shown you how you can access the biggest Netflix library aka American Netflix on your PS4 from anywhere in the world. With the help of a VPN like ExpressVPN you can access any geo-restricted streaming platform on your PS4 and unblock the full streaming experience.

How do you like watching Netflix on PS4? Let us know in the comments below. Happy Streaming!

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Chris Mack

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