Netflix Error NW-4-8

If you experience the error code NW-4-8, it's typically caused by either information stored on the device that needs to be updated or an Internet connectivity problem. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device below to resolve the issue.

Blu-ray Player

Sign out then sign in
  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.
  2. Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon .
  3. Select Sign out.
  4. Select Yes to confirm.
  5. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

If you cannot locate Settings or the Gear icon:

  1. From within the Netflix application, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence:
    • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.
  2. Select Sign out, Start Over or Deactivate.
  3. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

Check your Netflix app version
  1. On the error screen, select More Details.
  2. Select Device Information.
  3. On the Netflix version row, check your SDK version.
    • If your SDK version is 4.0.6 or higher, continue to the next set of troubleshooting steps.
    • If your SDK version is lower than 4.0.6, your device is running an older version of Netflix and is likely to experience this error often. You can update your SDK version with the following steps:
      • Check for a firmware update for your device. Your device manufacturer may already offer an update to version 4.0.6 or higher. For assistance checking for a firmware update, consult the device manual or contact the manufacturer.
      • Perform a factory reset of your device. Your device may need to return to factory settings to properly support Netflix. If you are unfamiliar with how to perform a factory reset, please reach out to the device manufacturer for more assistance.
      • Contact your device manufacturer. Check with your device manufacturer to see when your device is scheduled to receive a new version of Netflix in a firmware update. You may need to stream on another device until that time.

Restart the 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.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.


Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your Blu-ray player and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  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 no less than 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 attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your Blu-ray player directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  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 attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your Blu-ray player directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

PlayStation 3

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

Refresh your Netflix Iogin information

Please note: For Japanese PlayStations, use O instead of X to confirm the selection whenever X is referenced in the troubleshooting steps below.

  1. Begin from the PS3 Home Screen.
    • If you're not already at the home screen, hold the PS3 button in the middle of the controller, select Quit, then select Yes to return to the home screen.
  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 and continue to hold them down until a message appears asking Do you want to reset your Netflix settings and re-register?
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Enter your Netflix email address and password.

Reset 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 device 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

Please note: 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 sign-in ID (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 is a black screen with white writing and will ask for your Sign-In ID (Email Address) and gives you the option to "Sign In Automatically (Auto Sign-In)." Checking this box will usually eliminate the need to sign in to PlayStation Network each 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 PSN. If prompted, read and agree to the Terms of Use.
  7. Once you have successfully connected to PSN, launch Netflix and attempt to stream again.

Verify Proper DNS Settings

Please note: For Japanese PlayStations, use O instead of X to confirm the selection whenever X is referenced in the troubleshooting steps below.

  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 the type of network being used.
    • If Wireless, use the following steps before proceeding.
      • Under the WLAN section, select Enter Manually.
      • Press to the right three times to get to IP Address Setting (your previously saved SSID, Security Setting, and Password will be automatically input for you).
    • If Wired connection, select Auto-Detect for Operation mode.
  7. Select Automatic for IP Address Setting.
  8. Select Do Not Set for DHCP host name.
  9. Select Automatic for DNS Setting.
  10. Select Automatic for MTU.
  11. Select Do Not Use for Proxy Server.
  12. Select Enable for UPnP.
  13. Tap right on the analog stick until you see the option to "Press the X button to save settings."
  14. Press the X button.
  15. Select Test Connection.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  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 no less than 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 attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your game console directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause. Please note that the Wii and Wii U require a Wii LAN adapter to complete this step.

  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 attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or reconfiguring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your game console directly to your modem if you can — it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, continue troubleshooting below.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Roku

Are you using a public, cellular, or satellite Internet connection?

If you are on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public WiFi:

  • Check with your network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.
  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite Internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite Internet connections commonly have slower connections speeds than cable Internet or DSL.

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 the 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.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your streaming media player and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your streaming media player.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 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 attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your streaming media player directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  1. Turn off your streaming media player.

  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 attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your streaming media player directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Set-top Box or Streaming Media Player

Sign out then sign in
  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.
  2. Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon .
  3. Select Sign out.
  4. Select Yes to confirm.
  5. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

If you cannot locate Settings or the Gear icon:

  1. From within the Netflix application, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence:
    • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.
  2. Select Sign out, Start Over or Deactivate.
  3. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

Check your Netflix app version
  1. On the error screen, select More Details.
  2. Select Device Information.
  3. On the Netflix version row, check your SDK version.
    • If your SDK version is 4.0.6 or higher, continue to the next set of troubleshooting steps.
    • If your SDK version is lower than 4.0.6, your device is running an older version of Netflix and is likely to experience this error often. You can update your SDK version with the following steps:
      • Check for a firmware update for your device. Your device manufacturer may already offer an update to version 4.0.6 or higher. For assistance checking for a firmware update, consult the device manual or contact the manufacturer.
      • Perform a factory reset of your device. Your device may need to return to factory settings to properly support Netflix. If you are unfamiliar with how to perform a factory reset, please reach out to the device manufacturer for more assistance.
      • Contact your device manufacturer. Check with your device manufacturer to see when your device is scheduled to receive a new version of Netflix in a firmware update. You may need to stream on another device until that time.

Restart the 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.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.


Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your streaming media player and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off or unplug your streaming media player.

  2. Unplug your modem (AND your wireless router, if it's a separate device) from power for no less than 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 attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your streaming media player directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  1. Turn off your streaming media player.

  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 attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your streaming media player directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Smart TV

Sign out then sign in
  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.
  2. Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon .
  3. Select Sign out.
  4. Select Yes to confirm.
  5. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

If you cannot locate Settings or the Gear icon:

  1. From within the Netflix application, use the arrows on your remote to enter the following sequence:
    • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up.
  2. Select Sign out, Start Over or Deactivate.
  3. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

Check your Netflix app version
  1. On the error screen, select More Details.
  2. Select Device Information.
  3. On the Netflix version row, check your SDK version.
    • If your SDK version is 4.0.6 or higher, continue to the next set of troubleshooting steps.
    • If your SDK version is lower than 4.0.6, your device is running an older version of Netflix and is likely to experience this error often. You can update your SDK version with the following steps:
      • Check for a firmware update for your device. Your device manufacturer may already offer an update to version 4.0.6 or higher. For assistance checking for a firmware update, consult the device manual or contact the manufacturer.
      • Perform a factory reset of your device. Your device may need to return to factory settings to properly support Netflix. If you are unfamiliar with how to perform a factory reset, please reach out to the device manufacturer for more assistance.
      • Contact your device manufacturer. Check with your device manufacturer to see when your device is scheduled to receive a new version of Netflix in a firmware update. You may need to stream on another device until that time.

Restart the 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.
  3. Plug your device back in.
  4. Turn your device on with the power button.


Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to leave your smart TV and ALL of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for about a minute before plugging each device back in one by one.

  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 no less than 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 attempt to stream Netflix again.

Connect your smart TV directly to your modem

If you're connecting through a wireless router that's connected to your modem, and still can't connect after restarting your network, try bypassing the router and connecting directly to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will help identify what's causing the problem by eliminating the router or wireless connectivity problems as a possible cause.

  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 attempt to stream again.

If this step gets you streaming again:

  • If you've bypassed your router and successfully connected to Netflix directly through your modem, it's likely that the router itself is the source of the problem.
  • Bypassing the router will allow you to stream for now, but if this configuration isn't a perfect solution, you may want to contact whoever set up your home network for help resetting or re-configuring your router settings.

If you're still not able to stream:

  • If you're connected directly to your modem and still can't stream Netflix, you may want to check with your equipment provider to make sure your modem and Internet service are functioning as intended.​

If you were unable to complete this step:

  • We strongly recommend attempting to connect your smart TV directly to your modem if you can--it will allow you to absolutely rule out your wireless router as the cause of any network connection issues. However, if there's no way for you to directly connect your device to your modem, it's okay to skip to Step 3.

Restore your ISP's default settings

If you've modified your device for custom connection settings, we recommend using your Internet service provider's default settings. If you are connecting with a Virtual Private Network, disable it and connect directly with your home Internet. If you have changed your device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting your device to acquire DNS automatically. If you are unsure how to complete any of these steps, reach out to the manufacturer of the device for more assistance.

Improve your Wi-Fi signal

If you're connecting over Wi-Fi and the above steps didn't help, try some or all of these steps to improve your wireless connectivity:

  • Move your router to a new location to improve signal strength--you'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.
  • Wireless interference can cause big problems when trying to connect over Wi-Fi. Cordless phones, microwave ovens, or other wireless devices near your router can all cause wireless interference, so move them away from your wireless router.
  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than one that's hidden behind it.

What should I do next?

If you are still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you will want to contact the person that set up your home network. They should be able to help you determine if your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.