If you experience the error code 1008 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, often accompanied by the following message:
There is a problem connecting to Netflix. Please try again later.
It typically points to information stored on the device that needs to be refreshed. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.
Drag the slider to turn your device completely off.
After 10 seconds, press the Sleep/Wake button to turn your device back on.
Once your device powers on, try Netflix again.
Make sure the issue isn't being caused by an outdated version of the Netflix app by removing it from your iOS device and reinstalling it.
From your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch home screen, press and hold the Netflix app until it shakes.
Tap the X in the top left corner of the Netflix icon, then tap Delete. Once deleted, press the Home button to stop the shaking.
Enter the App Store and search for "Netflix."
Select the free Netflix app from Netflix, Inc.
Tap the cloud icon. You will need to enter your iTunes password to install the app.
Once installed, tap the Netflix icon.
Enter the email and password for your Netflix account and tap Sign In.
Try Netflix again.
You can test your device's connection to the internet by attempting to visit a webpage, such as netflix.com.
If Safari says it cannot open the page because your device is not connected to the internet, you may be experiencing a connectivity issue that will require troubleshooting your home network or your device's connection to the internet. See Apple's support site for more help.
Once you're connected to the internet, try Netflix again.