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. Go to the sign-out screen.

    • From the Netflix Home screen, select Settings or the Settings icon .

    • From any other screen, enter these keys in order on your remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.

  2. On the sign-out screen, select Reset, Sign Out, or Deactivate.

  3. Sign back in and try Netflix again.

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 can't access the power button or your device doesn't 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.

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.

Connect your Blu-ray player directly to your modem

  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 try Netflix again.

If this step works:

  • If you bypass your router and successfully connect to Netflix through your modem, it's likely that the router is the source of the problem.

  • You may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router.

If this step doesn't work:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem but still can't watch Netflix, check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and internet service are working properly.​

If you couldn't complete this step:

  • If you can't connect your device directly to your modem, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

  • If you use custom settings on your device, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again.

  • If you connect with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service, turn it off and connect directly with your home internet.

  • If you use a custom DNS setting on your device, reset it to acquire DNS automatically.

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

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, follow these suggestions:

  • Move your router to improve signal strength. Reception is best if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on a bookshelf or desk has better reception than one that's behind or under furniture.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

PlayStation 3

Make sure your network allows streaming

  • Public Wi-Fi networks such as at school, work, or a hotel, sometimes block streaming video. If you're using a public network, check to make sure Netflix is allowed.

  • If you're using a cellular data network or a satellite internet connection, try a different network if you can.

Refresh your Netflix sign-in information

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 PlayStation

  1. Unplug your PlayStation 3 from power for at least 1 minute.

  2. While your PlayStation 3 is unplugged, press the power button on the console to discharge it.

  3. Plug your PlayStation 3 back in.

  4. Turn your PlayStation 3 on with the power button.

  5. 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.

Verify your DNS settings

  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 your connection method.

    • If Wireless, use the following steps before proceeding.

      • Under the WLAN section, select Enter Manually.

      • Press the right directional button three times to get to IP Address Setting (your previously saved SSID, Security Setting, and Password will be entered automatically).

    • If Wired Connection, select Auto-Detect for Operation mode.

  7. Confirm that the settings on your PS3 match these options:

    • IP Address Setting: Automatic

    • DHCP Host: Do Not Set

    • DNS Setting: Automatic

    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use

    • MTU: Automatic

    • UPnP: Enable

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

  9. Select Test Connection.

    • If your connection test is successful, try Netflix again.

    • If your connection test fails, continue troubleshooting below.

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.

Connect your game console directly to your modem

  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 try Netflix again.

If this step works:

  • If you bypass your router and successfully connect to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router is the source of the problem.

  • You may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router.

If this step doesn't work:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem but still can't stream Netflix, check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and internet service are working properly.​

If you couldn't complete this step:

  • If you can't connect your device directly to your modem, continue troubleshooting below.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

PlayStation 4

Verify your 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 your connection method.

    • If your connection is wireless, use the following steps before proceeding:

      • Under Use Wi-Fi, select Custom.

      • Select your Wi-Fi network name.

    • If your connection is wired, select Custom for Operation mode.

  5. Confirm that the settings on your PS4 match these options:

    • IP Address Settings: Automatic

    • DHCP Host: Don't Specify

    • DNS Settings: Automatic

    • Proxy Server: Don't Use

    • MTU Settings: Automatic

  6. Select Test Connection.

  • If the connection test is successful, try Netflix again.

  • If the connection test fails, continue troubleshooting below.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

PlayStation 5

Verify your DNS settings

  • Start from the PS5 Home screen.

  • From the upper right, select Settings settings.

  • Select Network > Settings > Set Up Internet Connection.

  • Follow the option for your network connection type:

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

    • For wired, select Wired LAN > Advanced Settings.

Confirm that the settings on your PS5 match these options:

  • IP Address Settings: Automatic

  • DHCP Host: Don't Specify

  • DNS Settings: Automatic

  • Proxy Server: Don't Use

  • MTU Settings: Automatic

6. Select OK to test your connection.

  • If the connection test is successful, try Netflix again.

  • If the connection test fails, continue troubleshooting below.

What to do next

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

Roku

Make sure your network allows streaming

  • Public Wi-Fi networks such as at school, work, or a hotel, sometimes block streaming video. If you're using a public network, check to make sure Netflix is allowed.

  • If you're using a cellular data network or a satellite internet connection, try a different network if you can.

Sign out of Netflix

Follow the sign out steps for your Roku model to sign out of Netflix. Once you have signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

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.

Restart your home network

  1. Unplug your Roku from power.

  2. Unplug both your modem and router and wait 30 seconds.

  3. Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  4. Plug in your router and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.

  5. Plug in your Roku and try Netflix again.

Connect your Roku directly to your modem

  1. Unplug your Roku from power.

  2. Plug your Roku 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. Plug in your Roku and try Netflix again.

If this step works:

  • If you bypass your router and successfully connect to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router is the source of the problem.

  • You may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router.

If this step doesn't work:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem but still can't stream Netflix, check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and internet service are working properly.​

If you couldn't complete this step:

  • If you can't connect your device directly to your modem, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

  • If you use custom settings on your device, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again.

  • If you connect with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service, turn it off and connect directly with your home internet.

  • If you use a custom DNS setting on your device, reset it to acquire DNS automatically.

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

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, follow these suggestions:

  • Move your router to improve signal strength. Reception is best if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on a bookshelf or desk has better reception than one that's behind or under furniture.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

Set-top box or streaming media player

Sign out of Netflix

  1. Go to the sign-out screen.

    • From the Netflix Home screen, select Settings or the Settings icon .

    • From any other screen, enter these keys in order on your remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.

  2. On the sign-out screen, select Reset, Sign Out, or Deactivate.

  3. Sign back in and try Netflix again.

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 can't access the power button or your device doesn't 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.

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.

Connect your streaming media player directly to your modem

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

  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 try Netflix again.

If this step works:

  • If you bypass your router and successfully connect to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router is the source of the problem.

  • You may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router.

If this step doesn't work:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem but still can't stream Netflix, check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and internet service are working properly.​

If you couldn't complete this step:

  • If you can't connect your device directly to your modem, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

  • If you use custom settings on your device, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again.

  • If you connect with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service, turn it off and connect directly with your home internet.

  • If you use a custom DNS setting on your device, reset it to acquire DNS automatically.

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

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, follow these suggestions:

  • Move your router to improve signal strength. Reception is best if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on a bookshelf or desk has better reception than one that's behind or under furniture.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

Smart TV

Sign out of Netflix

  1. Go to the sign-out screen.

    • From the Netflix Home screen, select Settings or the Settings icon .

    • From any other screen, enter these keys in order on your remote: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.

  2. On the sign-out screen, select Reset, Sign Out, or Deactivate.

  3. Sign back in and try Netflix again.

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 can't access the power button or your TV doesn't have one, leave the TV unplugged for at least 3 minutes.

  3. Plug your TV back in.

  4. Turn your TV on.

  5. 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.

Connect your smart TV directly to your modem

  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 try Netflix again.

If this step works:

  • If you bypass your router and successfully connect to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router is the source of the problem.

  • You may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router.

If this step doesn't work:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem but still can't stream Netflix, check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and internet service are working properly.​

If you couldn't complete this step:

  • If you can't connect your device directly to your modem, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

  • If you use custom settings on your device, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again.

  • If you connect with a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service, turn it off and connect directly with your home internet.

  • If you use a custom DNS setting on your device, reset it to acquire DNS automatically.

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

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, follow these suggestions:

  • Move your router to improve signal strength. Reception is best if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on a bookshelf or desk has better reception than one that's behind or under furniture.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

Xbox 360

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 your 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.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

Xbox One

Confirm your Xbox's DNS settings

  1. Press the Xbox button on your Xbox controller to open the Guide.

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

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

  4. Select Automatic.

What to do next

If you complete the steps above but still can't connect to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is set up properly.

Xbox Series X/S

Confirm your Xbox's DNS settings

  1. Press the Xbox button on your Xbox controller to open the Guide.

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

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

  4. Select Automatic.

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.