How to Hook Up Netflix to a Sharp BD

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Sharp BD Blu-ray disc players include Netflix support. You can hook up your Sharp BD player to your network and stream videos from Netflix directly to your television. Your Sharp BD doesn’t include Wi-Fi support, and must be physically connected to your network with an Ethernet cable. After it’s connected, you must initialize your network and update the Sharp BD’s software before activating Netflix support. Your Sharp BD shares the same Instant Queue that you can access from the Netflix website.

Things You'll Need

  • Ethernet cable
  • Connect your Sharp BD to your router by plugging one end of an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the back of the Sharp BD and the other into an Ethernet port on your router or modem.

  • Press the “Setup” button on your remote control, select “Settings” with the up and down arrow buttons, press “Enter,” select “Communication Setup” and press “Enter.”

  • Select “Initialize” with the up and down arrow buttons, and press “Enter.” The BD automatically acquires information about your network and connects. Select “Test” and press “Enter” to test the automatic settings, then select “Complete” and press “Enter.”

  • Update your Sharp BD by pressing the “Setup” button, selecting “Settings,” selecting “Software Update Settings” and selecting “Network.” Select “Yes” and press “Enter” to update if an update is available. Press the “Power” button to turn the Sharp BD off and back on after updating.

  • Press “Setup,” select “e-Contents,” press “Enter,” select “Netflix” and press “Enter.”

  • Read the disclaimer that appears on your television screen, use the up arrow button to select “Agree” and press “Enter.”

  • Select “Yes - Activate Instant Streaming From Netflix” and press “Enter.” Your Netflix activation code appears on the screen.

  • Open the Netflix activation page at Netflix.com/Activate in a Web browser on your computer and sign in with your Netflix username and password. If you don’t have a Netflix account, you can sign up for a free trial at Netflix.com/Sharp

  • Enter the activation code displayed on your television screen into the box on the Netflix activation page. Your Netflix Instant Queue appears on your television screen after the activation completes.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your network doesn’t support automatic configuration, you can select “Change” on the Communication Setup screen and use the remote to manually enter your network’s information.
  • Don’t unplug the Sharp BD’s Ethernet cable or power cable while it’s updating.

References

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