Why won't my iPhone4 stream Netflix to my tv?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cthoops, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. cthoops macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    I am looking for suggestions from those who are way more tech-savvy than I am (which is to say, anyone!).

    I have an iPhone4, the Universal Dock, the Apple Component AV cables, and a Panasonic plasma HDTV. I'm trying to stream Netflix from my Netflix app to my t.v. so I can watch the movies on the big screen.

    After plugging the component cables into the component terminal in the t.v., I first got a message on my phone that said something like the accessory will only work when plugged directly into the iPhone. I thought that was weird because what's the point of the dock then, but I plugged the end of the cable directly into the phone. Then I got a message that said it wasn't optimized and there may be interference. O.k. Whatever. But when I started the Netflix app it only played on the phone. Nothing on the t.v. (and I had the component option selected for the t.v.). I also have the iPhone settings set to send video out.

    Does it need to be used via the video terminal instead of the component terminal in the t.v. instead? I hope not, because that only uses composite cables and I'll have to go back to the store. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Dorv macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2008
    Might be a stupid question, but is Netflix actually optimized to use the Video Out? I don't think all Apps are.

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