How to install Netflix on Firestick and Watch it

In today’s so-hectic and busy life, a favourite movie or tv series may be the best source of revival. Or it may be your favourite relaxing music. Yes, yes how can we miss your games from this list.

Thanks to technology development, that today, big boxes are being replaced by the pretty little ones like Amazon’s firestick and Amazon Fire Tv. And the online streaming services like Netflix are giving quite a good competition to the traditional ones.

For those who have no or little idea about streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Firestick/Amazon Fire tv, here is a glimpse about it.

What is Netflix

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Netflix Inc. is an American over-the-top (OTT) content platform and production company. It’s headquartered in California. Its main business is subscription-based online streaming service of thousands of movies and television series from its vast library.

Netflix has become one of the most popular streaming services, providing access to movies and television series to its subscribers. Its subscription charges vary from country to country. If you live outside the US, you may have access to a lesser library of content. You may not stream the American Netflix content. Still, you can access the geo-restricted content with a little tweak. More on that later…

What is a Firestick

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A firestick is a full-featured streaming player from Amazon that can turn your HDMI tv into a smart tv. Amazon’s firestick is a pen drive (a bit oversized), which can be inserted into the HDMI port of your television. A remote control and a power adapter also come along with the firestick. This firestick can be used for streaming movies and tv-series, playing music and games. With this firestick, you can also download android apps. Amazon has also its amazon app store which can be accessed with this firestick.

Installation Steps to Access Netflix on Amazon Firestick

The Amazon app store comes already loaded with the streaming app Netflix. Thus, watching Netflix on the stick is quite easy-breezy. All you have to do is install it from the store.

Follow the below steps 

1) Open the Firestick Home

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2) Do you see the search bar icon on the Top-left corner? Yes, select that one. 

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3)  Here, type Netflix and select the first result

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4) Can you locate the “NETFLIX” written in bold as the first app. Yes, click that one. 

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5) To install this app, press the Download option.

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6) Depending on your internet speed, it may take upto a minute to download and install this app

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7) Once installed, you can open this app by selecting the open option.

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8) To access you need Netflix credentials. If you do have one, select login, if you don’t have, select sign up.

And that’s it. You get access to a wide range of your favourite movies and tv series on Netflix.

How to unblock Netflix content on Firestick?

Ever thought to access the content restricted for you? Maybe you live in UK and want to access the American Netflix content interested in Indian content when residing in the US. You may find that the specific content is restricted in your country. And that’s a turn-off.

But, with a little tweak, you can access the content blocked in your country, by the streaming giant.

For this, you need a virtual private network (VPN). A VPN service provider has their servers across the world in different countries. When you use a VPN, you select a server of the country, where that content is not restricted. The VPN re-routes all your traffic through their servers. This way, you change your location and watch the restricted content in your country.

Although there are several VPNs out there, most of them would either lack in speed or privacy. And both these a requirement when you try to hide your actual identity and stream the content.

Among several, there are three reliable VPN options, which you can use to watch restricted content in your country. And you won’t have any issues streaming movies that are restricted in your country.

  1. Surfshark
  2. ExpressVPN
  3. NordVPN

You can select any one of the above and then follow the below simple steps to get unrestricted access to tons of content.

  1. Download the VPN from the store
  2. Open the VPN and select the server of the country where the content is available.
  3. Open Netflix
  4. Search your favourite content
  5. Enjoy the unrestricted content

In case you don’t know where your favourite series is not blocked Flixwatch may help you to find out.

Why does Netflix show different content in different regions?

This happens due to licensing deals of tv series and movies with streaming services. If a streaming content is licensed with a streaming service “A”, in a country, the other streaming service “B” will most likely not have its license in that country. But, “B” may have the license of the same content in another country.

For example, in the US, Hulu has the license of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphiaand Netflix does not have its licensein the US. So, you can’t watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, through Netflix in the US. But, in the UK, Netflix does have the license of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. If you want to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in the US through Netflix, you can use a VPN then choose a server of the UK and watch it.

Netflix Not Working on FireStick?

If you find that Netflix gets frozen or lags or doesn’t work properly, you may need to follow some steps and you are good to go with your Netflix content.

1) Solution-1: Reboot

A quick first simple step to solve the streaming problem is to reboot the Firestick. Just turn-off the device for 30 sec and start it. After your firestick reboots, start Netflix and play your content. This simple reboot usually solves this problem.

2) Solution-2:Clear Cache

  1. From your Firestick remote, open Firestick Home
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Select Applications
  4. Select Manage Installed Applications
  5. Search and select Netflix
  6. Select Force Stop
  7. Select Clear Cache
  8. Again, from your Firestick remote, open Firestick Home
  9. Select Netflix

Now your content should play without any problem. If you find that the same problem is there, follow the second solution

3) Solution-3: Re-install Netflix

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Applications
  3. Select Manage Installed Applications
  4. Search for Netflix and Uninstall it
  5. Now repeat the Netflix installation steps shown in this article

That’s it. Enjoy Netflix on your Amazon Firestick.