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. Get ready to drive with your most favorite movies, TV series and dramas. But if you are the driver, keep it in mind, safety and concentration on roads should be your first concern.
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 followings.
Requirements you need to download Netflix for CarPlay
In order to download Netflix for CarPlay, you have to fulfill the following criteria.
- First you should have a CarPlay compatible car.
You can check whether your car is compatible with Apple CarPlay, with CarPlay Compatibility Checker. Here are the CarPlay Netflix compatible car models.
- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Cowin Auto
- DS Automobiles
- The Lincoln
2. Then you need to stay in a CarPlay compatible location.
3. Also you should have a CarPlay compatible iDevice as follows.
- 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max / 11
- XS / ten s / XS Max / ten s Max / XR / ten r / X
- 8 / 8 Plus
- 7 / 7 Plus
- 6s / 6s Plus / SE
- 5s / 5c / 5
4. Next you should have a jailbreakable iOS version.
Jailbreak: Downloading Netflix means, we are going to have something beyond what Apple offers us, so we are expanding some limitations declared by Apple. This process is called “Jailbreaking” and there are many tools which jailbreak your iPhone based on the iOS version running on it. Currently you can enjoy Netflix on CarPlay if you are using an iPhone below iPhone11 with iOS 9 - iOS 14.4 .
How to download CarPlay Netflix
There are two safest and easiest ways to download Netflix.
- Using WheelPal App
WheelPal app is the safest and easiest method for you to get any desired app on CarPlay. Even if the apps which are not allowed on default CarPlay, can be added to CarPlay with this app.
Not only Netflix, it allows you to play Youtube on Carplay too
In order to get Netflix on CarPlay, you can simply download the WheelPal app and then follow the instructions.
For downloading Netflix using WheelPal, you need to jailbreak your iPhone. If your phone is not a jailbroken one, still you can download the app and it gives you all the available jailbreak tools based on your device and iOS version.
2. By jailbreaking your phone manually and then by downloading NGXPlay.
Also you can simply jailbreak your phone with a compatible jailbreak tool like Checkra1n, Unc0ver and then you can download NGXPlay manually. After having NGXPlay, you can enjoy Netflix on CarPlay.
Find how to download NGXPlay.
CarPlay Netflix on iOS 9 - iOS 14.4
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 14
If your phone is running on iOS 14 - iOS 14.4 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.
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 is opening 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 gonna 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 your mind that safety is the most important thing. So never try to watch the things if you are the driver.
FAQ and answers for CarPlay Netflix related questions
Can I have CarPlay Netflix without jailbreak ?
No, Actually jailbreak is a must to have Netflix on CarPlay. Because adding video streaming apps on CarPlay is an enhanced feature for CarPlay and you need to make your phone ready to perform enhanced features. So that 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 become able to bypass this protection yet. So that you can not add Netflix to CarPlay using CarBridge. In NGXPlay, it just mirrors the phone apps into the car screen. So that Netflix protection does not affect its functionality.
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. In order to enjoy Netflix CarPlay app, you need a jailbreakable iPhone. The WheelPal app is the safest and easiest way to use Netflix on CarPlay.
In addition if you are using Android Auto, you can have Netflix with Android Auto Netflix hack.
However, concentrate on roads and pay your fullest attention to the roads if you are the driver and do not let Netflix distract you on the roads.
Safe driving !!!