Can Apple CarPlay play Netflix videos ? This is one of the most common topics among CarPlay enthusiasts and what if I answer “YES” ? You may not agree with me if you already know that CarPlay Netflix is not something available for CarPlay by default.
Well, we are going to provide you some safe and 100% working CarPlay Netflix hacks.
Download CarPlay Netflix
There are some safe situations where you can enjoy Netflix on CarPlay . If you are stuck in heavy traffic or maybe while parking outside a shopping mall, you can enjoy a film using CarPlay Netflix . So there are some hacks you can play Netflix on CarPlay, but you need to fulfill the following.
Requirements you need to download Netflix for CarPlay
If you are an Apple CarPlay user, you can install CarPlay Netflix on your iPhone and all you need is only an internet connection.
How to download CarPlay Netflix
You can install Netflix on CarPlay by simply downloading an iOS app called WheelPal.
This app provides solutions for any iOS version. You can simply follow the following steps.
Step 1 : Download WheelPal App
Download the WheelPal app using the following link.
Step 2 : Make WheelPal developer a trusted one
After installing the app, you need to make the developer a trusted one. For that, you need to go to Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management on the phone. Then select the developer listed under Enterprise App and click on it. Then make it a trusted one.
If you need comprehensive instructions on WheelPal installation, please find WheelPal Installation Guide.
Step 3 : Click on 'Add to CarPlay' button along with Netflix icon.
Now the WheelPal app will be automatically downloaded to your iPhone. Open the app and select the Netflix app from the given list and click on the “Add to CarPlay” button.
Step 4 : Give jailbreak status of the iPhone
Then the app will ask you whether your phone is a jailbroken one. Sometimes the app will detect whether your phone is already a jailbroken one. Answer correctly by selecting Yes or No.
Why Jailbreak ?
Jailbreak is the process of overcoming some restrictions imposed by Apple for Apple CarPlay. You are getting several functionalities for your phone which are not available by default.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone, you will be redirected to the process of installing Netflix for CarPlay. The app provides a user guide with the screenshots, so that you can easily follow the given steps.
If your Phone is not a jailbroken one, then the app checks for jailbreaking possibilities for your phone. If there are compatible jailbreak tools for your phone model and the iOS version, then you will be guided to jailbreak your phone with a preferred tool. The app provides well-explained guides with the steps needed to jailbreak your iPhone. And after the jailbreaking process you will be automatically redirected to the process of installing Netflix on CarPlay.
On the other hand, if your phone is not compatible with any jailbreak tool, you can simply use Netflix on a CarPlay alternative app like InCar App.
Step 5: Follow the given step guide to install Netflix on CarPlay.
After installing the CarPlay Netflix app successfully , you can test it with your car’s CarPlay screen.
Same way you can install any other streaming apps like YouTube, Hulu, Videos, VLC media player, KMPlayer and you can install any communication app like Facebook, Messenger, Slack which you want on CarPlay.
Note : The most interesting fact is now you can add any desired app to your CarPlay with the above method.
CarPlay Netflix on iOS 9 - iOS 15
If both the iPhone model and the iOS version is compatible with a jailbreak tool, then CarPlay Netflix can be enjoyed with that device successfully.
CarPlay Netflix iOS 15
iOS 15 public version was released in September 2021. So, you will not be able to use Netflix on your real CarPlay for the moment as there is no any jailbreak tool available for iOS 15 for the moment. Yet you can just use InCar app - the CarPlay alternative, to enjoy Netflix while you are in the car.
CarPlay Netflix iOS 14 - iOS 14.x
If your phone is running on iOS 14 - iOS 14.7 and if your iPhone is below than iPhone 11, then you can jailbreak it using Checkra1n Jailbreak tool. It provides you a PC method for this. If you are using the WheelPal app, you don’t have to worry about how to jailbreak your iPhone, as all the instructions are provided for you.
On the other hand, if you are going to download NGXPlay manually and add Netflix, then you have to get your device jailbroken before that.
Note: The Checkra1n Jailbreak PC method is only available for the devices below iPhone 11, and currently there is no jailbreak available for iOS 14 for the devices higher than iPhone X . In short, if your iOS version is iOS 14, you can enjoy CarPlay Netflix if it is only below iPhone 11.
CarPlay Netflix iOS 13 and below
For iOS 9 - iOS 13.7 there are so many jailbreak tools like Checkra1n, Unc0ver, Odyssey. If you are using the WheelPal app, it provides you with all the jailbreak tools compatible with your iOS version and the iDevice.
In addition, you can get it with NGXPlay after jailbreaking your device with a compatible jailbreak tool.
Enjoy CarPlay Netflix without Jailbreak
Even-though jailbreak is a must to enjoy Netflix on Apple CarPlay, a no jailbreak solution has been introduced for Mercedes users. That is Apple CarPlay AI box USB plug and play.
You can try it with the below link if you have a compatible Mercedes model with the below link.
Compatible Mercedes Models : W213 W223 W166 C238 X156 2018 2019 2020 2021
How to watch Netflix on CarPlay
After downloading NGXPlay, you can add Netflix to your CarPlay menu. You can click on the Netflix Logo on the CarPlay Menu and then the Netflix App opens in your Car Screen.
Now you are free to play Netflix on CarPlay and the following tips will help you for a safe drive.
Before getting into your car, you better set up your Netflix account and stay logged in as it is difficult for you to do them while driving.
Better to select what you're going to watch there by just opening them so that they are added to the ‘continue watching’ row. Then you can watch them with a single click.
But you should keep in mind that safety is the most important thing. So never try to watch things if you are the driver.
FAQ and answers for CarPlay Netflix related questions
Can I install CarPlay Netflix without jailbreak ?
No, jailbreak is a must to have Netflix on CarPlay. Because adding video streaming apps to CarPlay is an enhanced feature for CarPlay and you need to make your phone ready to perform enhanced features. So you have to jailbreak it first and then add Netflix.
CarBridge Netflix not working ?
CarBridge is another famous app which can be used to add apps to CarPlay. But not like NGXPlay, it runs apps directly on the CarPlay screen. Netflix app has a special DRM protection and CarBridge developers have not been able to bypass this protection yet. So you cannot add Netflix to CarPlay using CarBridge. In NGXPlay, it just mirrors the phone apps onto the car screen. So that Netflix protection does not affect its functionality.
Why can't I add Netflix to CarPlay using CarBridge?
CarBridge actually runs phone apps actually on CarPlay. And some apps like Netflix, Hulu have in app restrictions for this. So the best available way to watch Netflix on CarPlay is using the WheelPal app.
Why is Netflix not available on CarPlay?
Netflix contains visual based content and this can distract drivers by getting their attention. So these types of video content providing apps are not available on CarPlay for safety reasons.
Yet if you want to use Netflix on CarPlay for entertaining your passengers or to get entertained only with the audio content, you can have it by using a third party app like WheelPal.
Can I add Netflix to CarPlay for free?
To add Netflix to CarPlay, you need to change some default settings on your iPhone. For most of the time this is not available for free to the public. Yet all the step guides and necessary resources are available on the WheelPal app.
CarPlay Netflix Hack?
Hack for having Netflix is simple and easy.
- Install WheelPal App
- Click Add to CarPlay button along with Netflix icon in main menu.
- Follow the step-step guide and add CarPlay to Netflix
How to download CarPlay Netflix tweak?
There is no any CarPlay-specific tweak of Netflix. The only thing we can do is change the default iPhone settings to make the phone compatible with CarPlay and Netflix. This can be easily done with third party apps like WheelPal.
To sum up, Netflix is not allowed in CarPlay due to safety reasons as it is a video streaming app which can distract the driver. But there are some hacks to have Netflix on CarPlay. To enjoy Netflix's CarPlay app, you need a jailbreakable iPhone. The WheelPal app is the safest and the easiest way to use Netflix on CarPlay.
Also, if you are using Android Auto, you can have Netflix with Android Auto Netflix hack which you will find on our blog.
However, concentrate on the roads and pay your fullest attention to the roads if you are the driver and do not let Netflix distract you on the roads. Keep it in mind, safety and concentration on roads should be your first concern.
Safe driving !!!
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