Can I watch Netflix on a Facebook Portal? Yes — here's how to use Portal TV to stream shows and movies

Can I watch Netflix on a Facebook Portal? Yes — here's how to use Portal TV to stream shows and movies
Facebook Portal TV can access Netflix through a pre-installed app.Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Image
  • You can access Netflix's entire library of shows and movies with the Facebook Portal TV app.
  • The Netflix app is solely available for Portal TV and isn't supported on Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal+ devices.
  • Portal, Facebook's proprietary tablet, is best known for its advanced video chat technology, including a motion-tracking camera.

Facebook Portal is known for its formative video-chat capabilities, including a smart camera and smart sound features, Alexa and AR capabilities, and WhatsApp integration. But it's not just friends, family, or even colleagues that can connect with and entertain you through your Portal device.

Since its rollout, Facebook has added support for several streaming entertainment platforms, including Sling TV, Amazon Prime, and Showtime. Now, you can also enjoy one of the biggest subscription-based streaming apps on the market: Netflix.

Netflix and Facebook finally struck a deal to have the streaming service supported on the social media giant's video device suite. Even better, the app comes pre-installed on your device, meaning no app store downloads are required.
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Unfortunately, Facebook has only made its Netflix app available to Portal TV users. There is currently no way to install the Netflix app on the Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal+ devices.

Here's how you can get started watching Netflix on your Portal TV.

How to watch Netflix on Facebook's Portal TV

1. Power on your Portal TV.
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2. Configure your Portal TV if you haven't yet.

3. Once on the home screen, use your Portal TV remote to select the Netflix app.
Can I watch Netflix on a Facebook Portal? Yes — here's how to use Portal TV to stream shows and movies
You won't need to go to Portal's App Store to download Netflix.Emma Witman/Business Insider
4. Sign in to your existing Netflix account, or create one directly from your Portal TV.
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Can I watch Netflix on a Facebook Portal? Yes — here's how to use Portal TV to stream shows and movies
The Portal TV interface will be identical to the Netflix app on other platforms.Emma Witman/Business Insider

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