Netflix Error W8156-80040154

If you experience the error code W8156-80040154 on your Windows 8 computer or tablet, often accompanied by the following message:

Whoops, something went wrong. System configuration error. Not able to play protected content.

This error is caused by the admin rights currently set on the device. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.

  1. Sign in as another Windows user.

    • If you are able to play your TV show or movie, the user account has the necessary permissions to use the Netflix app.