Connecting new AppleTV to netflix account

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I am having trouble connecting my new appleTv to netflix. Has anyone done this successfully???

    Could you please post the necessary steps??


    Also,
    How do I display my iphotos on my hdtv???


    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    it was easy. I just went into the Netflix player and put in my Netflix account login.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I put in my username and password for Netflix, and it came right up. Watched a movie last night as well with no issues.

    Where are you running into a problem with this? Are you sure you have the username and password entered correctly?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what it seems like. Should I see an activation code on my screen like Roku?? Or is it automatic??
     
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    Mr Kram

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    do you have a current netflix account that allows streaming?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My user name is my email address for netlfix, correct?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I used it with Roku successfully. But using Roku, you had to get an activation code via netflix.
     
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    Mr Kram

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    yes, your username is your email address that you use to access netflix.
     
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    Mr Kram

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    you shouldn't need an activation code. when you sign in, it should take you to your page.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I got that part, correct. I think my password is correct too. I signed in and out of netflix via my computer, so no problem there.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am wondering if I needed to enter the MAC address control for appletv which I did, but no success yet
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I would think. I will try again.....
     
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    Mr Kram

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    stupid question - are you connected to the internet? are you able to watch trailers and rent movies?
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    If you put in the wrong info, it will say so. I had to remember the wife's login. You don't need a verification code.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I got it fixed!!!

    Now, how do I display my photos on my HDTV from iphotos?? Do I need mobileme or flicker?? Or, does it stream right from my iphotos on my computer???
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Photo streaming from your phone is coming later this year.
     
  17. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I can now stream photos from my iphoto library! Amazing little device!
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Itunes, advance at the top and then click on choose photos.
     
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    Mr Kram

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    supposedly, you can stream without iphoto from any folder on your computer.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Mr. Kram for all your Help!
     
  21. macrumors member

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    i was having trouble logging into netflix too. entered email and password many times, USING THE REMOTE APP on my iPad. tried one last time using the included IR REMOTE and it worked!! there must be a character that is mismapped on the REMOTE APP's keyboard. at least that is my best guess for my problem and my (apparent) solution. good luck!
     
  22. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same here! I kept on reentering the password to no avail. Finally, it worked!
     

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