My TV show or movie stops and takes me back to the title description page.

TV shows or movies that constantly stop, exit, or take you back to the movie description page indicate an issue connecting to Netflix. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device below to resolve the issue.

Android phone or tablet

Test your internet connection

  1. Open the Netflix app.

  2. Select the menu icon.

    Note:
    Some Android devices have a menu button on the actual device, other devices have an icon you can select within the Netflix app.
  3. Select About.

  4. Within the Diagnostics section, select Network.

  5. Select Start Test.

If your connection test was unsuccessful, you'll want to reach out to the manufacturer for assistance connecting your device to the internet.

OR

Simply try another internet-based app.

If other apps are not working either, you'll want to reach out to the manufacturer for assistance connecting your device to the internet.

Restart your device

If your device is connected to the internet but you are still getting the error, turn your device completely off, then turn it back on.

Try a different network

Try connecting your device to another internet source - a cellular data network, a wireless network, or a different wireless network than the one you're currently connected to.

If you are still having trouble or have any questions about these steps, visit your device manufacturer's support site or your cellular carrier's support site for more help.

Restart your home network

For this step, leave your device and all of your home network equipment powered off and unplugged as a group for 30 seconds before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off your mobile device.

  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 device back on and try Netflix again.

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.

Try a different internet connection

If possible, connect your phone or tablet to a different network. For example:

  • Try to connect to a different Wi-Fi network in range of your device.

  • Try to connect at someone else's house.

If you're able to watch Netflix using a different internet connection, check with whoever set up your home network to make sure it's configured properly.

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.

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.

Apple TV

Test your internet connection

  1. From the main Apple TV menu, navigate to Settings.

  2. Select General.

  3. Select Network.

  4. Select Test Network.

  5. Select OK.

  6. Select Yes.

  7. Select the download speed you expect from your internet connection.

If the connection test fails, see Apple's support site for help troubleshooting your Apple TV's connection to your home network. If the test succeeds, continue on to the next step.

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.

Sign out of Netflix

Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3

  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.

  2. If your account has profiles, select Switch Profiles.

    • If your account does not have profiles, continue to the following step.

  3. Select Sign Out.

  4. Sign back in and try Netflix again.

Apple TV 4 or Apple TV 4K

  1. From inside of the Netflix app, press the Menu button on your remote.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Sign Out.

  4. Sign back in 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.

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.

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.

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.

Blu-ray Player

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.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. To open the menu, navigate left and select Get Help.

    • If you don't see Get Help, navigate up and select Settings or the Settings icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

If you don't see Get Help, Settings, or the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, 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, Deactivate, or Reset.

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.

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.

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.

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.

iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  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.

Test your internet connection

You can test your device's connection to the internet by trying to visit a webpage, such as netflix.com.

If Safari says it can't open the page because your device is not connected to the internet, you might need to troubleshoot your home network or your device's connection to the internet. See Apple Support for more help.

Once you're connected to the internet, try Netflix again.

Check the date and time on your Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

If the date and time of your device is significantly different from the current date and time, you will have a problem playing your video.

  1. Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen.

  2. Tap General.

  3. Tap Date & Time.

    • If the date and time are incorrect, tap either the date or time to adjust them, or simply toggle the Set Automatically field to On.

Reinstall the Netflix app

Note:
Deleting the Netflix app will also delete any TV shows or movies you have downloaded.
  1. From the home screen, 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 the free Netflix app from Netflix, Inc.

  5. To install the app, tap the cloud icon.

    Note:
    You might need to enter your Apple ID and password. If you forgot your Apple ID or password, go to the Apple support site for help.
  6. Once installed, try Netflix again.

If you can't find the Netflix app in the App Store, go to the Apple support site for help.

Restart your home network

For this step, leave your device and all of your home network equipment powered off and unplugged as a group for 30 seconds before plugging each device back in one by one.

  1. Turn off your mobile device.

  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 device back on and try Netflix again.

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.

Try a different network

If possible, connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a different network.

To choose a different wireless network:

  1. Press the Home button on your device.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Wi-Fi.

  4. Select a different network and connect to it.

    • If you can't use a different internet connection, contact your internet service provider for help.

  5. Once you are connected, try Netflix again.

If using a different network didn't solve the problem, continue to the next set of troubleshooting steps.

If using a different network solved the problem, but the new connection isn't your preferred network, contact your internet service provider for help.

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.

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

Test your internet connection

  1. From the PS3 main menu, navigate to Settings.

    • If you're not already at the main menu, hold the PS3 button in the middle of the controller, select Quit, then select Yes to return to the home screen.

  2. Select Network Settings.

  3. Select Internet Connection, then verify it's set to Enabled. If it’s Disabled, make sure to select Enable.

  4. Select Internet Connection Test.

    • If you are able to connect to the internet, check your date and time settings.

    • If you are unable to connect to the internet, you may be having network connection issues.

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.

Reinstall the Netflix app

Uninstall the Netflix app

  1. Begin from the PS3 home screen.

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

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

  3. Press the Triangle button on your controller.

  4. Select Delete.

  5. Select Yes.

Reinstall the Netflix app

  1. From the home screen, navigate to the TV/Video Services section and select the Netflix icon.

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

  2. Select Yes to confirm you want to download software. The Netflix app will now begin downloading.

If you do not see the Netflix app, follow the steps below to download it from the PlayStation store.

  1. From the PS3 Home Screen, select PlayStation Store.

  2. Select Apps.

  3. Select Movies/TV.

  4. Select Netflix.

  5. Select Download.

  6. Once Netflix has finished downloading, select Start.

  7. Sign in to your Netflix account and attempt to stream again.

    • You may be prompted to sign in to your PlayStation Network (PSN) account first.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. To open the menu, navigate left and select Get Help.

    • If you don't see Get Help, navigate up and select Settings or the Settings icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

If you don't see Get Help, Settings, or the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, 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, Deactivate, or Reset.

Restart your home network

  1. Turn off your device.

  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. Turn on your device and try Netflix again.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. Begin from the Netflix Home screen.

  2. To open the menu, navigate left and select Get Help.

    • If you don't see Get Help, navigate up and select Settings or the Settings icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

If you don't see Get Help, Settings, or the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, 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, Deactivate, or Reset.

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.

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.

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.

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

Test your internet connection

  1. From the Xbox 360 main menu, select Settings.

  2. Select System Settings.

  3. Select Network Settings.

  4. Select Wired Network or Wireless Network depending on your connection method.

  5. Select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.

  6. Select Continue.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. While inside the Netflix app, press the red B button on the Xbox 360 controller.

  2. From the on-screen menu, select the Settings .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. Sign back in and try Netflix again.

If you can't find the Settings icon:

  1. From within the Netflix app, 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, Deactivate, or Reset.

  3. Sign back in and 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.

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.

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.

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.

All other devices

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