You have a Netflix subscription, right? Well, your friends might not have! And now you are trying to share your screen with your friends but the problem is that there is a black screen while watching Netflix on zoom. If this is the case, you will learn how to watch Netflix on zoom without black screen in this article.
However, if you would like to watch Netflix on TV using your PC then we will also show you how to do that.
- 1 Netflix region & unsupported device:
- 2 Netflix on PC:
- 3 Steps of watching Netflix on TV
Netflix region & unsupported device:
If the Netflix content does not support your region, there’ll be a black screen like this:
How to handle such situation?
To fix it and see what’s inside, you need to join a VPN. For example, you can use FlyVPN’s free VPN software to connect to the optimum location you need. It is important to choose a server in another region where Netflix is available for watching when downloading the software.
After connecting to the server in the US, you are able to see content on your screen:
Now if you would like to watch Netflix on PC, there are some guides available for you.
Netflix on PC:
First of all, you’re suggested to install the latest version of the Google Chrome browser on your computer if you haven’t done so already. Then follow these steps below to see what’s inside!
- Download and install the Netflix app to your Chrome browser: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chrome/browser/desktop/#eid=fl (This, of course, only works when you have a paid subscription for Netflix.)
- Look, when you are watching Netflix on PC, you are able to see the content now!
Steps of watching Netflix on TV
There are a few steps you can follow to watch your favorite Netflix shows on your TV.
First of all, you need to buy an HDMI cable. If your laptop or PC has the newer USB C port, you can also purchase a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter.
Then plug one end of the cable into your computer and connect the other side to the TV set. However, let’s dive into step by step:
Download Zoom Player for PC:
To download the zoom app, you will need to go to the official zoom website and download it.
First of all, you open the downloaded file to install the Zoom player on your computer. Then click here to download the Zoom app for Netflix. After that, run it and select “Yes” when this message pops up:
Enable Netflix in Zoom Player or SmartFocus mode:
Now, if you are using Windows 10, this part is very important.
Here is what you need to do:
- Go to the settings of your PC and then click System.
- Click about, and you will see the Windows edition. Let’s say it’s Windows 10 Pro, for example. Then right-click on the name at the bottom and choose “Change product key.”
- Enter your product key, which can be found in any email you received from Microsoft with the subject “Microsoft Confirm your order,” for example.
- After that, click next and sign in to your Microsoft account.
- Go to Cortana’s notebook by clicking on the icon on the taskbar or by pressing the Windows+C key. Here you need to click Settings, then select Notifications & actions.
- Now, you need to turn on “Get notifications from these senders:” and choose Zoom player in the list.
- Reboot PC for changes to take effect.
Now when your PC is ready, let’s move on to TV!
Connect your computer to TV
You can connect your computer to the TV either through an HDMI port or a wireless display adapter. If your laptop has both options, you can use them both at the same time!
However, if it’s not what you’ve got, then follow the following steps:
Enable Miracast on your PC and TV:
The first step is enabling Miracast on your TV and computer.
Miracast function allows you to connect them wirelessly.
You can find this option in the TV’s Menu under Network.
Connect them together:
After enabling Miracast on both devices, they will automatically detect each other and list in the available wireless displays within a few seconds! Then you need to select your computer’s name here. If it doesn’t appear, press the home button on your TV remote and enter ‘Source’ to look for available wireless displays again.
Set up Audio:
After connecting your PC with your TV, you need to set up Audio on both devices. For this purpose, go to Sound on the computer and choose Playback Devices, select your computer’s name under “Playback audio through this device,” and choose the “Set as default” option. Then go to the TV set, hit Menu, go to Sound and select Audio System, click on your computer’s name from the list under ‘TV’ and make sure it is chosen as default.
You should use your TV remote’s volume buttons to control the volume on your computer because it is not easy for your fingers to reach far.
Choose “Netflix mode”:
If you want Netflix to play in HD quality, go back to the Zoom app and click SmartFocus. When this option is enabled, when you watch any video on Netflix, the zoom player will stop playing all other videos. This is to ensure that when you press play in Netflix, your video will start playing immediately without any worries of Sound coming from another video at the same time and creating a distraction for you!
Disable zoom app when not watching Netflix:
After watching Netflix, you should turn off the SmartFocus option in the Zoom app. This will allow other videos to play while browsing on YouTube or Facebook etc.
Now enjoy yourself with Netflix everywhere you go. And if you have any questions about this article or how to watch Netflix on Zoom without black screen, please feel free to contact us by writing a comment below.
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