NICE AND EASY: Do you need cable to get Netflix?

No.

I recently heard someone ask this question and all I can say is, you have to start somewhere. While it’s true that some pay-TV providers do have Netflix built into their boxes, you don’t need a cable or satellite subscription for Netflix.

Here’s what you do need:

A computer OR a streaming box and a TV with HDMI input
-AND-
Internet speeds of at least 3Mbps.

You should have internet speeds of at least 10Mbps for best results. You don’t need a cable or satellite subscription, that’s pretty much the whole point. But as I said, everyone is at a different point on their individual learning curves, so hopefully this article will find its way to some folks who are just researching streaming alternatives for the first time.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.