Netflix Error NW-4-8

If you see the error code NW-4-8 with this message:

Netflix has encountered an error

It usually means data on your device needs to be refreshed, or that there's a network connection issue. Follow the steps for your device below to fix the problem.

Blu-ray player

Sign out of Netflix

  1. From the Netflix homescreen, go left to open the menu.

  2. From the bottom of the menu, go right and select Get Help.

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Sign back in, then try Netflix again.

If you're on an error screen:

  1. Select More Details.

  2. Select Sign out or Reset.

  3. Sign back in, then try Netflix again.

If you can't find Sign out, press these buttons in order on your remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. Then, select Sign out, Reset, or Deactivate.

Restart your device

  1. Turn off your device. If your device has a power cable, unplug it.

  2. Make sure your device is completely off, not just in sleep or standby mode.

  3. Leave your device off for 15 seconds.

  4. Turn on your device and try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

  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 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 try Netflix again.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've changed the connection settings on your device, you'll need to change them back to default.

These settings could include:

  • Custom modem settings.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service settings.

  • Custom DNS settings.

If you need help changing these settings, contact the device manufacturer.

Once you've reset these settings, try Netflix again.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

To improve your Wi-Fi:

  • Move your router and your device closer to each other. If possible, put them in the same room.

  • Move your router away from other wireless devices and appliances.

  • Keep your router in an open space off the floor. Routers get better reception when on a desk or bookshelf.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

PlayStation 3

Check if your network can play Netflix

Public networks:

For Wi-Fi in places like a café, hotel, or school, ask if video services like Netflix are blocked.

Private networks:

Check if your connection is slower than our recommended speeds and contact your internet service provider if you need help.

Connections like mobile hotspots, cellular, or satellite networks might be too slow to use Netflix.


Sign out of Netflix

For Japanese PlayStations, use O instead of X to confirm selections.
  1. Begin from the PS3 home screen.

    • If you're not already on the home screen, hold the PS3 button in the middle of the controller, select Quit, then select Yes.

  2. Navigate to the TV/Video Services section and highlight Netflix.

  3. Press X.

  4. Immediately after pressing X, press and hold both Start and Select until you see a message asking, Do you want to reset your Netflix settings and re-register?

  5. Select Yes.

  6. Enter your email address and password and try Netflix again.

Restart your device

  1. Unplug your device from power.

  2. Press the power button on the device once and wait 1 minute, or leave it unplugged for 3 minutes instead.

  3. Plug your device back in.

  4. Turn your device on and try Netflix again.

Manually sign in to the PlayStation Network

For Japanese PlayStations, use O instead of X to confirm the selection whenever X is referenced in the troubleshooting steps below.
  1. From the PlayStation home screen, select PSN.

  2. Select Account Management and press the Triangle button.

  3. Select Sign Out and press the X button.

  4. From the PlayStation Main Menu, select PSN, then Sign In

    • The PSN icon is located in the second column from the right on the PlayStation home screen.

  5. Enter your PlayStation Network (PSN) email address and password.

    • If you've forgotten your sign in information, PlayStation has instructions for resetting your PSN password.

    • The PSN sign in prompt will ask for your Sign In ID (Email Address) and give you the option to Sign In Automatically (Auto Sign-In). Checking the Auto Sign-In box will usually eliminate the need to sign in to PlayStation Network every time you launch Netflix.

  6. Select Sign In.

    • You may be prompted to agree to the PlayStation Network Terms of Use before you are connected to the PSN. If prompted, read and agree to the Terms of Use.

  7. Once you have successfully connected to the PSN, try Netflix again.

Change DNS settings to default

  1. From the main menu, go to Settings.

  2. Choose Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings > OK.

  3. Choose Custom.

  4. Choose the connection type you use:

    • For Wireless, choose these options:

      • Under the WLAN section, choose Enter Manually.

      • Choose IP Address Setting.

    • For Wired Connection, choose Auto-Detect for Operation mode.

  5. As you go through the next settings, choose these options:

    • IP Address Setting > Automatic

    • DHCP Host > Do Not Set

    • DNS Setting > Automatic

    • Proxy Server > Do Not Use

    • MTU > Automatic

    • UPnP > Enable

  6. To save your settings, press the X button.

  7. Choose Test Connection.

  8. Try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

  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 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 try Netflix again.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

PlayStation 4

Verify your DNS settings

  1. From the main menu, go to Settings.

  2. Select Network > Set Up Internet Connection.

  3. Choose the connection type you use:

    • For Use Wi-Fi choose Custom, then choose your Wi-Fi network.

    • For Use a LAN Cable choose Custom > Operation mode.

  4. As you go through the next settings, choose these options:

    • IP Address Settings > Automatic

    • DHCP Host > Don't Specify

    • DNS Settings > Automatic

    • Proxy Server > Don't Use

    • MTU Settings > Automatic

  5. Choose Test Connection.

  6. Try Netflix again.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

PlayStation 5

Verify your DNS settings

  1. From the Home screen go to Settings settings.

  2. Select Network > Settings > Set Up Internet Connection.

  3. Choose the connection type you use:

    • For wireless, choose your Wi-Fi network name > Advanced Settings

    • For wired, choose Wired LAN > Advanced Settings.

  4. As you go through the next settings, choose these options:

    • IP Address Settings > Automatic

    • DHCP Host > Don't Specify

    • DNS Settings > Automatic

    • Proxy Server > Don't Use

    • MTU Settings > Automatic

  5. Select OK to test your connection.

  6. Try Netflix again.

What to do next

We're looking into this problem. To help us investigate, please contact Netflix Customer Service.

Roku

Check if your network can play Netflix

Public networks:

For Wi-Fi in places like a café, hotel, or school, ask if video services like Netflix are blocked.

Private networks:

Check if your connection is slower than our recommended speeds and contact your internet service provider if you need help.

Connections like mobile hotspots, cellular, or satellite networks might be too slow to use Netflix.


Sign out of Netflix

Sign out of Netflix on your Roku. Once you have signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

Restart your device

  1. Turn off your device. If your device has a power cable, unplug it.

  2. Make sure your device is completely off, not just in sleep or standby mode.

  3. Leave your device off for 15 seconds.

  4. Turn on your device and try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

  1. Unplug your device from power.

  2. Unplug your modem and router from power.

  3. Wait 30 seconds.

  4. Plug in your modem.

  5. Wait 1 minute.

  6. Plug in your router.

  7. Wait 1 minute.

  8. Plug in your device.

  9. Try Netflix again.

Some modems and routers might take longer to reconnect.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've changed the connection settings on your device, you'll need to change them back to default.

These settings could include:

  • Custom modem settings.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service settings.

  • Custom DNS settings.

If you need help changing these settings, contact the device manufacturer.

Once you've reset these settings, try Netflix again.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

To improve your Wi-Fi:

  • Move your router and your device closer to each other. If possible, put them in the same room.

  • Move your router away from other wireless devices and appliances.

  • Keep your router in an open space off the floor. Routers get better reception when on a desk or bookshelf.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

Set-top box or streaming media player

Sign out of Netflix

  1. From the Netflix homescreen, go left to open the menu.

  2. From the bottom of the menu, go right and select Get Help.

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Sign back in, then try Netflix again.

If you're on an error screen:

  1. Select More Details.

  2. Select Sign out or Reset.

  3. Sign back in, then try Netflix again.

If you can't find Sign out, press these buttons in order on your remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. Then, select Sign out, Reset, or Deactivate.

Restart your device

  1. Unplug your device from power.

  2. Press the power button on the device once and wait 1 minute, or leave it unplugged for 3 minutes instead.

  3. Plug your device back in.

  4. Turn your device on and try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

  1. Turn off or unplug your streaming media player.
    Turn your streaming player off, wait 10 seconds, then power back on.

  2. Unplug your modem (and your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for 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 try Netflix again.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've changed the connection settings on your device, you'll need to change them back to default.

These settings could include:

  • Custom modem settings.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service settings.

  • Custom DNS settings.

If you need help changing these settings, contact the device manufacturer.

Once you've reset these settings, try Netflix again.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

To improve your Wi-Fi:

  • Move your router and your device closer to each other. If possible, put them in the same room.

  • Move your router away from other wireless devices and appliances.

  • Keep your router in an open space off the floor. Routers get better reception when on a desk or bookshelf.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

Smart TV

Sign out of Netflix

  1. From the Netflix homescreen, go left to open the menu.

  2. From the bottom of the menu, go right and select Get Help.

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Sign back in, then try Netflix again.

If you're on an error screen:

  1. Select More Details.

  2. Select Sign out or Reset.

  3. Sign back in, then try Netflix again.

If you can't find Sign out, press these buttons in order on your remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. Then, select Sign out, Reset, or Deactivate.

Restart your device

  1. Unplug your device from power.

  2. Press the power button on the device once and wait 1 minute, or leave it unplugged for 3 minutes instead.

  3. Plug your device back in.

  4. Turn your device on and try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

  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 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 try Netflix again.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've changed the connection settings on your device, you'll need to change them back to default.

These settings could include:

  • Custom modem settings.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service settings.

  • Custom DNS settings.

If you need help changing these settings, contact the device manufacturer.

Once you've reset these settings, try Netflix again.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

To improve your Wi-Fi:

  • Move your router and your device closer to each other. If possible, put them in the same room.

  • Move your router away from other wireless devices and appliances.

  • Keep your router in an open space off the floor. Routers get better reception when on a desk or bookshelf.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

Xbox 360

Confirm your Xbox's DNS settings

  1. Press the Guide button on your controller.

  2. Go to Settings and choose System Settings.

  3. Choose Network Settings.

  4. Choose your network then choose Configure Network.

  5. Choose DNS Settings and choose Automatic.

  6. Turn your Xbox off and back on.

  7. Try Netflix again.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

Xbox One

Confirm your Xbox's DNS settings

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the Guide.

  2. From the Profile & system menu, choose Settings.

  3. Choose General > Network Settings > Advanced Settings > DNS Settings.

  4. Choose Automatic.

  5. Try Netflix again.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

Xbox Series X/S

Confirm your Xbox's DNS settings

  1. Press the Xbox button to open the Guide.

  2. From the Profile & system menu, choose Settings.

  3. Choose General > Network Settings > Advanced Settings > DNS Settings.

  4. Choose Automatic.

  5. Try Netflix again.

What to do next

We're looking into this problem. To help us investigate, please contact Netflix Customer Service.

All other devices

We're looking into this problem. To help us investigate, please contact Netflix Customer Service.

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