Netflix Error 1001

If you see the error code 1001 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, often accompanied by the following message:

Cannot play movie. Please try again later.

It typically points to information stored on your device that needs to be refreshed. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.

Check if other TV shows or movies work

If you get the same problem with other TV shows or movies, skip these steps.

If other TV shows or movies play normally, you can tell us about the problem.

  1. Using a web browser, go to Viewing Activity in your account.

  2. In the list, find the TV show or movie with the issue and click Report a Problem.

  3. Follow the instructions, then click Report Problem.

Our content teams will work on fixing the issue as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can still watch other TV shows and movies. For more information, go to How to report issues with a title.

Restart your iPhone or iPad

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

    • If the sliders don't 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.

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

Reinstall the Netflix app

Uninstalling the app will delete any downloads saved to your device and sign you out of Netflix.
  1. Go to the home screen, then tap and hold the Netflix app.

  2. Tap Remove app > Delete app > Delete.

  3. Open the App Store and search for "Netflix."

  4. Tap on Netflix, then tap the cloud icon to get the app. You may need to enter your Apple ID password. If you forgot it, follow Apple's steps to reset it.

  5. When the app is installed, try Netflix again.

If you can't find the Netflix app after removing it, follow Apple's steps to redownload an app from the App Store.

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