Devices that support the use of the Netflix app as of 2015 include smart TVs with the Netflix Recommended TV logo, streaming media players, game consoles and set-top boxes. Blu-ray players, smartphones, tablets and computers also support the Netflix app.
Many smart TVs from brands including Hisense, Insignia, LG, Sharp and Sony have built-in Netflix capabilities. The TVs have instant-on features, meaning that when the TV wakes up, a viewer can use its apps right away. A viewer can also press one button to easily launch Netflix.
Streaming media players include devices such as Roku. It supports streaming apps other than Netflix as well and comes in several versions to match the age of a TV and a customer's budget.
Game consoles with Netflix compatibility include the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One. Netflix on set-top boxes is available through pay-TV providers such as Dish, Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Wave. Blu-ray player brands that support Netflix include LG, Magnavox, Philips, Samsung and Toshiba.
A smartphone or tablet user can download the Netflix app for free from Apple, Google or Windows. A laptop or PC user can watch Netflix on his computer through the Netflix website. In all cases, the viewer must have a Netflix streaming membership and an Internet connection.