I'm getting a green screen with sound.

If you experience a green screen with sound when you try to watch Netflix, it typically points to information stored on your device that needs to be refreshed. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device below to resolve the issue.

Amazon Fire TV/Stick

Restart your device
  1. Press the Home button on your Amazon Fire TV remote.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select My Fire TV.

    • If you do not see My Fire TV, you may need to select System or Device.

  4. Select Restart.

  5. Try Netflix again.

Android phone or tablet

Play another TV show or movie

Try to play another TV show or movie. If another title plays without issue, go to the Viewing Activity page and select the Report a Problem link next to the title that did not work.

  • If you do not see the Report a Problem link, the problem has automatically been reported.

Restart your Android phone or tablet

  1. Power off your Android phone or tablet by holding down the power button.

  2. Confirm that you want to turn off your Android.

  3. Press the power button again to power your Android back on.

  4. Once your Android finishes turning on, try Netflix again.

Apple TV

Note:
This error only occurs on Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3. If you experience this error on Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K, please contact customer service.
Restart your Apple TV
  1. Unplug your Apple TV and the TV it's connected to from power for at least 2 minutes.

  2. Plug both devices back in.

  3. Turn both devices back on.

  4. Try Netflix again.

Blu-ray Player

Restart your 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.

    • If you cannot access the power button or your device does not have one, leave your device unplugged for at least 3 minutes.

  3. Plug your device back in.

  4. Turn your device on.

  5. Try Netflix again.

iPad

Restart your iPad

  1. Press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons at the same time until the sliders appear, then drag the top slider to turn your device completely off.

    • If the sliders do not appear, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears, then drag the slider.

  2. After 10 seconds, press the Sleep/Wake button to turn your device back on.

  3. Once your device powers on, try Netflix again.

Mac computer

Update your OS

Visit Apple's support site to upgrade to the latest macOS.

Nvidia Shield

If you see a green screen with a green x, please visit I'm getting a red or green x when I try to watch Netflix.

If you see a green screen but do not see a green x, please contact customer service.

Roku

Restart your Roku
  1. Unplug your Roku from power for at least 10 seconds.

  2. Plug your Roku back in.

  3. Turn your Roku on by pressing any button on the Roku remote.

  4. Wait 1 full minute.

  5. Try Netflix again.

Smart TV

Restart your Smart TV
  1. Unplug your TV from power for at least 1 minute.

  2. While your TV is unplugged, press and hold the power button on the TV for 5 seconds to discharge it.

    • If you cannot access the power button or your TV does not have one, leave your TV unplugged for at least 3 minutes.

  3. Plug your TV back in.

  4. Turn your TV on.

  5. Try Netflix again.

Windows computer or tablet

Uninstall and reinstall the Netflix app

Uninstall the Netflix app

Note:
Uninstalling the Netflix app will delete any titles you have downloaded to the device.
  1. From the Start menu, type Netflix.

  2. Right-click on or tap and hold the Netflix app.

  3. A popup will appear. Select Uninstall.

  4. Select Uninstall again.

Reinstall the Netflix app

  1. From the Start menu, select Store.

  2. Select Search from the upper right corner of the screen.

  3. Type Netflix in the search box and press Enter.

  4. Select Netflix from the results.

  5. Select Install.

    • If you are prompted to sign in, sign in with your Microsoft information.

  6. Once installation is complete, launch the app and try Netflix again.

Restart your device

  1. Open the Charms Menu bar by pressing the Windows key + C.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Power.

  4. Select Restart

  5. Wait 15 seconds, then power your device back on and try Netflix again.

Perform Windows updates

Windows 7

  1. Press the Windows Key on the keyboard.

  2. In the search box, type Windows Update.

  3. Select Windows Update.

  4. Select Check for updates.

  5. Select Install updates.

  6. Once the updates are installed, restart your computer and try Netflix again.

Windows 8

  1. Go to the Charms Menu by pressing the Windows Key + C.

  2. Select Search.

  3. Select Everywhere from the drop-down menu.

    • If you do not have a drop-menu continue to step 4.

  4. Search for WUAPP.

  5. Select the WUAPP App.

  6. Select Check for Updates.

  7. Select Install Important Updates.

  8. Once the updates are installed, restart your computer and try Netflix again.

Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows Key on the keyboard.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Update & security.

  4. Windows will check for updates. If it does not, select Check for updates.

  5. Once the updates are installed, restart your computer and try Netflix again.

Update your graphics drivers

Ensure that all of your graphics drivers are up to date. If your computer includes both integrated and dedicated graphics, you will need to check each one for updates. If you are unsure how to do this, contact your computer manufacturer.

Xbox One

Restart your Xbox
  1. Turn off your Xbox.

  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the console for at least 1 minute.

  3. While your Xbox is unplugged, press and hold the power button on the console for 5 seconds to discharge it.

  4. Plug your Xbox back in.

  5. Turn your Xbox on with the power button and try Netflix again.

All other devices

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