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I want to watch Netflix BBC iplayer via the TV

(10 Posts)
MrsMarigold Wed 19-Mar-14 17:33:07

I gather there is some kind of gadget that you can plug in to do this - can anyone tell me more or advise me what to get. Laptop is a Macbook and DH has an ipad - not sure if this matters. TV is a Toshiba.

ReginaldBlinker Wed 19-Mar-14 17:35:06

What tv service do you have? Sky offer a box that you can plug in that will do it, I'm sure the others have something similar. If not, look into this:

If you have Sky it's worth calling them up to get one rather than ordering it online... You can normally blag one for free grin

ProfYaffle Wed 19-Mar-14 17:36:32

You can get an hdmi cable to connect the laptop to the tv.

ReginaldBlinker Wed 19-Mar-14 17:45:51

You can get an hdmi cable, but just beware that if you're watching something that's moving particularly quickly on telly (sports, action film, etc.) there is an ever-so-slight lag when it's streaming from a laptop. Not a huge deal, but just something to bear in mind. If you don't have one, they can be expensive to buy.

rachyconks Wed 19-Mar-14 17:47:31

Apple TV. Then you can AirPlay netflix etc from your devices.

TurnOffTheTv Wed 19-Mar-14 17:48:31

We have an Apple TV box that I use to airplay Netflix from my iPad

aliciaflorrick Wed 19-Mar-14 17:49:04

Or through the xbox if you have one.

MizTiggle Wed 19-Mar-14 17:50:22

I watch mine through the Wii. You can get them second hand pretty cheap now.

MrsMarigold Wed 19-Mar-14 18:05:30

Thanks so much for the advice. I don't have Sky just regular telly so I might try an HDMI cable we don't have a Wii or an Xbox and I only got a smartphone recently - I think we might be in the dark ages when it comes to technology.

jaundicedoutlook Fri 02-May-14 23:00:52

Chrome cast the cheapest option. £30. Stick into the usb behind the TV and you can stream from your I player app or website straight to TV. Also works for YouTube and other TV/video apps such as channel 4 and Netflicks. I use mine in the kitchen and wouldn't be without it...

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