Netflix Playback Error 16001 on Android devices

If you get the error code 16001 when trying to connect to your Google Chromecast, accompanied by a message that says,

Timeout While Contacting Device

There may be a Netflix configuration issue that's keeping you from connecting successfully. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.

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.
    Note: 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.

After resetting the Chromecast, close the Netflix app on your Android device, then trying Netflix again.

Wait time: less than 1 minute