How to Connect Netflix to Your Xbox 360

By KR Knowlin

Streaming Netflix allows you to skip the hassle of DVDs, return mail and envelopes.
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Enjoy the benefits of your Netflix account on your Xbox 360 gaming console. With the Xbox 360 Netflix application, available to those with Xbox LIVE Gold accounts, you can use the gaming system to stream TV shows and movies. This will allow you to view Netflix media on the TV or monitor connected to the Xbox 360. Download the Netflix application from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace to access the Netflix library on your console.

Step 1

Open the "Video Marketplace" pane of your Xbox 360 Dashboard.

Step 2

Select "Netflix" from the Video Marketplace menu.

Step 3

Select "Confirm Download" when the prompt appears to download the application.

Step 4

Select "Netflix" from the Video Marketplace pane of your Dashboard once the download is complete. The application will launch.

Step 5

Select "Yes I am" when the Netflix membership prompt appears. The activation page will load. If you are not a member or Netflix, follow the on-screen instructions to set up a free trial.

Step 6

Make a note of the activation code that appears in the "Activation Code" field of the page.

Step 7

Navigate to on your computer.

Step 8

Sign in to your account, and enter the activation code when prompted. Click the "Activate" button.

Step 9

Click the "Netflix" icon in your Xbox Video Marketplace to launch the application and browse the Netflix library.