How to Watch Netflix Movies on HD TV via WD TV in Australia?
The WD TV plays back pretty much any file format you can throw at it, including MKV video. At the beginning, its streaming video support is subpar, lacking Netflix, but the 2014 version and the later has updated to be available to customers. But the area is limited. NetFlix is only available to customers in the U.S.A., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, etc. Unfortunately, if you live in Australian, you won’t make it sign into Netflix Australia in that Australian Netflix can’t be available in WD TV.
if you purchased the new 2014 WDTV Media Player, then you’re outta luck, it doesn’t have Netflix. if you have the older WDTV Live Streaming Media Player, then you’ll probably have to wait for a Firmware Upgrade. If you want Netflix now in Australia, what only you can do is to try Chromecast to cast Netflix through your tablet or smartphone. If you don’t have a Chromecast, well, the last way is to download the Netflix movies and convert it to your TV supported format then stream it on TV via USB port.
It sounds a little complex. So this is only suitable for those who have some Netflix movie downloads and want to watch them via WD TV. If you are a Netflix fan in Australia, WD TV seems not a good choice for you.
What you should prepare
A PC or Mac
A Video Converter
Before you convert Netflix to WD TV
If you don’t have a video converter, you can download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate or Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac. They can perfectly convert Netflix movies to MKV, MPV, AVI, etc for WD TV with excellent video quality. If you are using Windows computer and your target is H.264 codec video, you even can get 6X times video converting speed with NVIDIA CUDA technology. So you needn’t cost too much time on video conversion to achieve the Netflix movies playback on TV via WD TV.
Free download and install Windows Video Converter
Free download and install Mac Video Converter
Steps to convert Netflix to WD TV
Step 1: Add source video
You have two ways to load source video to the app. One is simply to drag and drop your Netflix movies to the software while another is to click “File” > “Add video” to add the video to the program. It supports batch conversion so you can add more than one video at a time.
Step 2: Choose output format
Since WD TV has wide range of supported format, so here you can select the output format in light of your HD TV. Pavtube products offers “TVS” profile where provides the optimized preset for Sony/LG/Panasonic/Samsung TV. If your TV is other brands, you can choose “MP4”, “MKV”, “AVI” in “Common Video” or “HD Video”.
Tip: You are allowed to adjust video and audio parameters if you are not satisfied with the default settings. Presets like size, bitrate, frame rate, audio channels, etc. can be customized in your own way.
Step 3: Start conversion process
Now hit on the “Convert” button on software main interface to start the Netflix movies to WD TV conversion. When it finished, just open the output folder to find the generated video.
You can store the movies to NAS or transfer them to External Hard Drive. Then you can watch the Netflix movies on HD TV via WD TV through wireless or USB port.