Netflix says 'Timed out while contacting the target device (16001)'

If you see an error that says

Timed out while contacting the target device (16001)

There may be a Netflix configuration issue preventing you from connecting successfully. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device below to resolve the issue.

Android phone or tablet

Reset the settings on your Chromecast
  1. Hold the button on the Chromecast for up to 25 seconds, or until the indicator light begins flashing.

    Resetting Chromecast will erase any settings previously saved on the device. See here to set up the Chromecast with your device again.
  2. Once you have reset the device, reconnect it to your Netflix account.

All other devices

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