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It looks like Netflix will arrive soon to Spain (it was about time)...
We do have a Smart TV model from 2010, it's a very nice FullHD TV, but it does not has a Netflix application...
So... how does Netflix arrive to let's say a "Dumb" TV?
Do I need some kind of box?
I have seen Apple TV, Roku... it looks like all of them can do it, which would be your recommendation?
Believe it or not I have Googled it and I have found only plenty of disgusted people because my TV doesn't have the Netflix app, some people recommending those boxes, people recommending to plug the computer directly to the TV, raspberry Pi solutions, and even some people trying to stream the content using media servers...
Yes, you will need some sort of "box" that will connect to the internet and to your TV. That can be Google's ChromeCast or a Roku box or something similar. If you have a DVD player it may also have Netflix on it or you can buy one with the Netflix app in it.
If you have a Nintendo Wii you can download the Netflix app for free to that.
If your TV has an HDMI port then your options are many.
I think the cheapest if you don't already have a "box" (and you have a smartphone) is the ChromeCast and the netflix app on your smartphone.
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The best option out there is the one you are doing: no format problems, it works always... but I don't want to have to connect/disconnect the laptop each day I arrive home, I want my wife to be able to see the TV while I'm out... After what I've read I'll search for a box that can do it.
Ah you see, my laptop is not a work one and doesn't travel with me. In fact it mostly lives on a little table next to the TV when not being used for something. I had to talk my wife through getting it on the TV yesterday. She coped with plugging it in but didn't know how to get the display on the TV.
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If you want it cheap, get a Chromecast, if you like me prefer to have a remote, then an Appletv will suffice.
But before you go shopping, check for updates to your TV, there might be a Netflix app around that just didn't get installed because there was no Netflix around in Spain.
The Western Digital WD TV Live Plus model supports Netflix in US, Canada and Australia, and perhaps other countries. See this[^] PC Mag review. But I think it's best to confirm Netflix Spain support with Western Digital before buying it.