What to Know
- Install Netflix on your XGIMI projector by using the Desktop Manager app to sideload it.
- Connect a streaming device like Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV to your XGIMI projector for easy Netflix access.
- Either connect your laptop to the XGIMI projector with an HDMI cable or wirelessly cast Netflix from your laptop (using the Google Chrome browser) for viewing on the projector.
You might have noticed that smart projectors, such as the PicoPix Micro 2TV, come with a pre-installed Netflix app. So, it’s natural to wonder why this isn’t the case with your XGIMI projector.
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Yet, Netflix remains absent from the Play Store on XGIMI projectors, indicating it’s not officially supported.
But there’s no need to worry! In this guide, I’ll show you four practical methods to enjoy Netflix on your XGIMI projector, be it through direct installation or using an external device.
Need a visual walkthrough? Check out our detailed video guide below!
1. Install the Desktop Manager App
The Desktop Manager app allows you to sideload the Netflix app, this solution is also recommended by XGIMI.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to installing the app and watching Netflix.
Step 1: Head over to the Play Store on your XGIMI projector, download, and open the DesktopManager app.
Step 2: When prompted for photos & media access rights, select either Allow or Don’t allow.
Step 3: Navigate to Netflix(Recommend), and click Install.
Step 4: Allow 2-3 seconds for the installation, then click Netflix(Recommend) again to open it. Choose the APK file when it appears.
Step 5: Choose Install when prompted, and click Open after the installation is complete.
Step 6: If you see the below log-in interface, just enter something randomly and click Sign In until the Switch button appears, click it.
Step 7: After clicking Switch, it will proceed to the Netflix APK file again, repeat steps 4 & 5 and you will get to the real log-in screen like the images below.
Once installed, the Netflix app will be available in the Apps section of your XGIMI projector. Just open it from there whenever you’re ready for some Netflix binge-watching.
2. Plug in a Streaming Device
Netflix is easily accessible on any streaming device with a smart operating system, like Roku, Firestick, or Apple TV.
By connecting one of these devices to your XGIMI projector, you can watch Netflix without any hassle.
Step 1: Power on your XGIMI projector and the Roku player (or any other streaming device).
Step 2: Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI ports of both your projector and Roku. If you’re using a Roku stick, plug it directly into your XGIMI.
Step 3: On your Roku, find the Netflix app, launch it, and start streaming your favorite shows.
3. Mirror From Your Laptop (Wired & Wireless)
Another option is to mirror Netflix from your laptop to the XGIMI projector. You can do this either with an HDMI cable or wirelessly.
Use an HDMI Cable
Step 1: Power on both the laptop & XGIMI projector.
Step 2: Connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI ports of your laptop and projector. Your XGIMI will now display your laptop’s screen.
Step 3: On your laptop, go to netflix.com, log in to your account, choose a movie, and enjoy it on the big screen.
Alternatively, you can wirelessly cast Netflix from your laptop to the projector.
Step 1: Power on both your laptop and XGIMI projector, and ensure they’re connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Open the Google Chrome browser on your laptop and visit netflix.com.
Step 3: Click the three-dot menu (kebab menu), head to Save and share select Cast…, and choose your XGIMI projector.
Now sit back, relax, and enjoy your Netflix experience on the big screen of your XGIMI projector!
Duy Anh is a seasoned technical editor specializing in helping readers troubleshoot TV, projector, and Wi-Fi issues. He’s always been drawn to logical problem-solving. His ability to approach matters from various angles with a neutral mindset enhances his technical expertise.