Netflix Error NW-1-19

If you experience the error code NW-1-19, it typically points to some network settings that are preventing your device from reaching the Netflix service. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device below to resolve the issue.

Blu-ray Player

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Make sure you're connected to the Internet

Before attempting the following steps, please make sure your device is connected to the Internet. Most devices have a network connection test in their settings menu, but you can also attempt to launch another Internet-connected service or app to see if you're online.

If your connection test fails or you are unable to open another service or app, please reach out to your device manufacturer for further assistance. If your connection test is successful and you're able to open other services or apps, continue troubleshooting below.

Restart the device
  1. Unplug your device from power for at least 1 minute.
  2. While the device is unplugged, press the power button on the device to discharge it.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your Blu-ray player and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your Blu-ray player.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your Blu-ray player back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your Blu-ray player directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  1. Turn off your Blu-ray player.

  2. Plug your Blu-ray player directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your Blu-ray player and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your Blu-ray player directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

PlayStation 3

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Test your Internet Connection
  1. From the PS3 main menu, navigate to Settings.
    • If you're not already at the main menu, hold the PS3 button in the middle of the controller, select Quit, then select Yes to return to the home screen.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Internet Connection, and verify it is set to Enabled. If it’s Disabled, make sure to select Enable.
  4. Select Internet Connection Test.
    • If you are able to connect to the Internet, check your date and time settings.
    • If you are unable to connect to the Internet, you may be having network connection issues.

Reset your PlayStation

Turn off your PlayStation 3 and unplug it from power. After about a minute, plug your PlayStation 3 back in, turn it on, and attempt to launch the Netflix app again.

Verify Proper DNS Settings

Please note: For Japanese PlayStations, use O instead of X to confirm the selection whenever X is referenced in the troubleshooting steps below.

  1. From the PS3 main menu, navigate to Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Internet Connection Settings.
  4. Press OK on the confirmation screen.
  5. Select Custom.
  6. Choose either Wired Connection or Wireless, depending on the type of network being used.
    • If Wireless, use the following steps before proceeding.
      • Under the WLAN section, select Enter Manually.
      • Press to the right three times to get to IP Address Setting (your previously saved SSID, Security Setting, and Password will be automatically input for you).
    • If Wired connection, select Auto-Detect for Operation mode.
  7. Select Automatic for IP Address Setting.
  8. Select Do Not Set for DHCP host name.
  9. Select Automatic for DNS Setting.
  10. Select Automatic for MTU.
  11. Select Do Not Use for Proxy Server.
  12. Select Enable for UPnP.
  13. Tap right on the analog stick until you see the option to "Press the X button to save settings."
  14. Press the X button.
  15. Select Test Connection.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your video game console.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your game console back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your game console directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause. Please note that the Wii and Wii U require a Wii LAN adapter to complete this step.

  1. Turn off your game console.

  2. Plug your game console directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your game console and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your game console directly to your modem if you can — it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

PlayStation 4

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Test your Internet Connection
  1. Begin from the PS4 Home screen.
    • If you're not already at the main menu, hold the PS button in the middle of the controller, select Close Application, then select OK to return to the Home screen.
  2. Press Up on the D-pad.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Network.
  5. Select Test Internet Connection.

Reset your PlayStation

Turn off your PlayStation 4 and unplug it from power. After about a minute, plug your PlayStation 4 back in, turn it on, and attempt to launch the Netflix app again.

Verify Proper DNS Settings
  1. From the PS4 main menu, navigate to Settings
  2. Select Network
  3. Select Set Up Internet Connection
  4. Choose either Use Wi-Fi or Use a LAN Cable depending on the connection method
    • If Wireless, use the following steps before proceeding
      • Under Use Wi-Fi section, select Custom
      • Select your Wi-Fi network name
    • If Wired connection, select Custom for Operation mode
  5. Select Automatic for IP Address Settings
  6. Select Do Not Specify for DHCP Host Name
  7. Select Automatic for DNS Settings
  8. Select Automatic for MTU Settings
  9. Select Do Not Use for Proxy Server
  10. Select Test Connection

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your video game console.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your game console back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your game console directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause. Please note that the Wii and Wii U require a Wii LAN adapter to complete this step.

  1. Turn off your game console.

  2. Plug your game console directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your game console and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your game console directly to your modem if you can — it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Roku

Test your Internet connection

To ensure that your Roku's connection to the Internet is functioning properly, see our steps for How do I test the Internet connection on my Roku device?

Restart the device
  1. Unplug your device from power for at least 1 minute.
  2. While the device is unplugged, press the power button on the device to discharge it.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your streaming media player and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your streaming media player.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your streaming media player back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your streaming media player directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  1. Turn off your streaming media player.

  2. Plug your streaming media player directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your streaming media player and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your streaming media player directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Set-top Box or Streaming Media Player

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Make sure you're connected to the Internet

Before attempting the following steps, please make sure your device is connected to the Internet. Most devices have a network connection test in their settings menu, but you can also attempt to launch another Internet-connected service or app to see if you're online.

If your connection test fails or you are unable to open another service or app, please reach out to your device manufacturer for further assistance. If your connection test is successful and you're able to open other services or apps, continue troubleshooting below.

Restart the device
  1. Unplug your device from power for at least 1 minute.
  2. While the device is unplugged, press the power button on the device to discharge it.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your streaming media player and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your streaming media player.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your streaming media player back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your streaming media player directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  1. Turn off your streaming media player.

  2. Plug your streaming media player directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your streaming media player and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your streaming media player directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Smart TV

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Make sure you're connected to the Internet

Before attempting the following steps, please make sure your device is connected to the Internet. Most devices have a network connection test in their settings menu, but you can also attempt to launch another Internet-connected service or app to see if you're online.

If your connection test fails or you are unable to open another service or app, please reach out to your device manufacturer for further assistance. If your connection test is successful and you're able to open other services or apps, continue troubleshooting below.

Restart the device
  1. Unplug your device from power for at least 1 minute.
  2. While the device is unplugged, press the power button on the device to discharge it.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your smart TV and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your smart TV.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your smart TV back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your smart TV directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  1. Turn off or unplug your smart TV.

  2. Plug your smart TV directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your smart TV and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your smart TV directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Xbox 360

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Test the Internet Connection on the Xbox 360
  1. From the Xbox 360 main menu, select Settings, then System, and then Network Settings.
  2. Select Wired Network or Wireless Network depending on how you connect to the Internet.
  3. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection and agree to Continue.
    • If the test shows that you're connected to the Internet, continue troubleshooting below.
    • If the test was unsuccessful, here are some steps to resolve network connection issues.

Confirm your Xbox's DNS Settings
  1. Press the Guide button on your controller.
  2. Go to Settings and select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Choose your network and select Configure Network.
  5. Select DNS Settings and choose Automatic.
  6. Turn the Xbox off and back on.
  7. Try Netflix again.

If you need help adjusting this setting, visit Microsoft’s Xbox 360 support site for help.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your video game console.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your game console back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your game console directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause. Please note that the Wii and Wii U require a Wii LAN adapter to complete this step.

  1. Turn off your game console.

  2. Plug your game console directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your game console and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your game console directly to your modem if you can — it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Xbox One

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Test the Internet Connection on Your Xbox One
  1. Press the Menu button on your Xbox One controller, or select Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Select Network. Your Network Status should be displayed.
  3. Select Test Network Connection.

The test will indicate if you have a healthy connection, or if you need to make changes to the network configuration settings on your Xbox One.

Confirm your Xbox's DNS Settings
  1. Press the Menu button on your Xbox One controller and select Settings, or select Settings from the Home screen.
  2. Select Network.
  3. Select Advanced settings.
  4. Select DNS settings.
  5. Select Automatic.
  6. Press the B button to Save.
  7. Try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your video game console.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn your game console back on and attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your game console directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause. Please note that the Wii and Wii U require a Wii LAN adapter to complete this step.

  1. Turn off your game console.

  2. Plug your game console directly into your modem using an Ethernet cable.

  3. Unplug your modem from power for at least 30 seconds, then plug it back in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Turn on your game console and attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your game console directly to your modem if you can — it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.