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Download/Uninstall/Install Netflix on Sony TV

I’ve been having issues with Netflix on my Sony TV so I thought I should fix it by uninstalling and reinstalling it. But, I wasn’t sure how to do it. So, I researched exactly how to do it, and thought I’d share with you how to download, uninstall, and install Netflix on a Sony TV.

Overall, Netflix can not be downloaded, uninstalled, or installed. Netflix comes on all Sony TV’s by default. If you don’t have Netflix on your Sony TV your TV may no longer be supported, but it’s possible to get Netflix using a streaming device like a Fire TV stick.

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There are some steps to troubleshoot the Netflix app on your Sony TV, and it does need to be activated the first time you use it.

So, below I will explain exactly how to set up Netflix on a Sony TV, as well as, how to uninstall it, how to reinstall it, and how to check for updates.

How Do I Download Netflix on My Sony TV

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Netflix is installed on all Sony TVs by default. But, you do need to activate it. Here’s how to do that.

From the Home screen on your Sony TV select TV > Apps > System apps > Netflix > Enable. If it’s already enabled it will say disable. However, don’t disable it. It will then appear as one of the apps in the list of apps on your Sony TV home screen. Apps might also be labelled ‘My Apps’.

If you or someone in your home hasn’t used Netflix on your Sony TV before you will need to create a Netflix account. This is done by signing up on the official Netflix website.

Once you have set up an account, you will have a username and a password. You can use this user name and password to log in to Netflix on your Sony TV. If you already have an account, then simply input your login details into Netflix to use it.

After that you’re all set! And you can begin watching Netflix.

Why don’t I have Netflix on my Sony TV

All Sony TVs have Netflix on them by default. However, any Sony TVs made before 2011 don’t have Netflix, and it’s impossible to download Netflix as it is no longer supported. Sony made the announcement in 2019, and advised that it was due to a technical limitation.

Sony provides a list of TV models that can’t use Netflix here. But, you can get a Fire TV stick which turns virtually any TV into a smart TV, and you can download Netflix on it. They are around $50 and are well worth it.

Another good option is a Chromecast device, there are a range of different options. One of the most popular is the Google Chromecast. It uses the Google OS. Roku’s are also very popular and perform the same function as an Amazon Fire TV stick, and a Google Chromecast.

How Do I Uninstall/Delete Netflix on My Sony TV

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Recently, I needed to uninstall Netflix from my Sony TV. The process wasn’t as straightforward as I expected, leaving me a bit perplexed at first. Have you ever found yourself needing to remove an app from your TV, like Netflix, but weren’t sure where to start? Understanding the right steps can save you time and avoid any frustration.

To uninstall Netflix on a Sony TV, you need to access the TV’s app settings. First, navigate to the ‘Home’ screen and select ‘Settings’. Then, go to ‘Apps’ and find Netflix in the list. Select Netflix and choose ‘Uninstall’ or ‘Delete’. This will remove the app from your TV. Note that the exact steps might vary slightly depending on your Sony TV model.

If the standard uninstall option is not available for Netflix, it might be because the app is pre-installed and considered a system app. In this case, you can disable the app instead of uninstalling it. To disable Netflix, go to the ‘Apps’ section in your TV settings, select Netflix, and choose ‘Disable’. This will stop the app from running and remove it from your home screen, effectively making it inactive.

How Do I Install Netflix on My Sony TV

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Netflix is incredibly popular and so it’s often one of the first apps you install on a new device. But, how exactly do you install Netflix on a Sony TV?

Netflix is already installed on a Sony TV. When you first set up your Sony TV it will run through a bunch of options such as what Wi-Fi network you want to use. After that you will be on the Home Screen of our Sony TV and Netflix is one of the apps that are displayed there.

If you don’t have a Netflix account you’ll need to set one up to begin using Netflix. Simply go to and select ‘Sign In’. From the sign in page there will be an option to create a new account.

Follow through all the steps, and then input your user name and password into the Netflix app on your Sony TV, and you’re good to go.

How Do I Reset Netflix on My Sony TV

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At times it’s necessary to reset Netflix. For example, if it’s not playing, or it keeps buffering. So, here’s how to reset Netflix on a Sony TV.

Hover over the Netflix app, then press and hold the select button to bring up an additional menu. The options in this menu are:

  • Force stop
  • Disable
  • Clear data
  • Clear cache
  • Force stop
  • Disable
  • Clear data
  • Clear cache
  • Uninstall software updates

Select all of these options to reset the Netflix app.

If you want to delete the profiles associated with the Netflix app, you should open up the Netflix app. Then, use the arrow keys on your remote to scroll all the way to the left.

This will bring up a side menu. On this side menu all the way at the top are a list of the profiles. The top profile will have the words ‘Switch Profile’ underneath it. Select the top profile and the list of all the profiles will be displayed.

When you select each profile there will be a small pencil icon, which will allow you to edit the profile. Within the edit screen there is an option to delete the profile.

How Do I Update Netflix on My Sony TV

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It’s important to keep Netflix updated with the latest software because it contains various security and bug fixes. But, it’s not obvious exactly how to do it when just browsing around in the settings. So, here’s how to update Netflix on your Sony TV.

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From the home screen navigate to Apps, then select Google Play Store, followed by Settings, and finally Auto-update apps. After that there is an option to set Auto-update apps to any time. If it was already enabled then your Netflix will be the latest version.

But, if you just turned it on it can take 30 mins to an hour to download the updates for all the apps.

For each individual app it can take as little as 5 minutes to update it to the latest version. But, since all of your apps will need to be updated it can take a while for Netflix to get to the front of the queue to be updated.

How do I activate Netflix on my Sony TV

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When you first get your Sony TV, you may be wondering what you need to get Netflix working, and how to activate it. Here’s a summary of what you should do to activate Netflix on your Sony TV.

Simply sign into the Netflix app with your Netflix username and password. If you don’t have a username and password you will need to sign up for an account on the Netflix website. All Sony TVs made after 2011 have Netflix installed on them by default.

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When you first get your TV you will need to go through a bunch of prompts. But, after that you will be on the home screen and Netflix will be one of the apps. Just select the app and there will be a prompt for you to sign in to your Netflix account.

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