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, make sure to 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

Try a different internet connection

If possible, connect your mobile device to a different internet access point to rule out any potential home network configuration problems. Some examples:

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

  • Bring your device to a neighbor's or friend's house and attempt to stream.

  • If you have the ability to access a cellular data network on your device, try using it to connect to Netflix. While we generally don't advise streaming over a data network as a fix, it's a good way to see if a home network configuration issue is what's keeping you from streaming reliably.

If you're able to stream using a different internet connection, we recommend checking with whoever set up your home network to resolve any potential issues with the way the network is configured.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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 cannot access the power button or your device does not 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

For this step, make sure to leave your streaming media player and all of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for 30 seconds before plugging each device back in one by one.

  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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

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. 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.
    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 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, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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 cannot access the power button or your device does not 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. Navigate left to open the menu, then select Settings.

    • If you do not see a menu when you navigate left, navigate up and select Settings or the gear icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you cannot locate Settings or the gear 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. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

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 30 seconds 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 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

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. 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 try Netflix 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, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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, then drag the top slider to turn your device completely off.

    • If the sliders do not 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 to turn your device back on.

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

Test your internet connection

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.

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. You may need your Apple ID and password to reinstall the app.
  1. From your device's home screen, tap and hold the Netflix app until it shakes.

  2. In the top left corner of the Netflix icon, tap the X, then tap Delete. Once deleted, press the Done or Home button to stop the shaking.

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

  4. Select the free Netflix app from Netflix, Inc.

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

  6. Once installed, try Netflix again.

Restart your home network

For this step, make sure to 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

Try a different network

If possible, connect your iOS device to a different network to rule out home network configuration problems as the cause of your issue. 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 are unable to use a different internet connection, contact your internet service provider for further assistance.

  5. Once you are connected, try Netflix again.

If using a different internet connection didn't resolve your issue, continue to the next set of troubleshooting steps.

If using a different internet connection did resolve your issue, but the new connection isn't your preferred network, we recommend contacting your internet service provider for further assistance.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

Nintendo Wii U

Test your internet connection

  1. From the Nintendo Wii U home screen, select System Settings.

  2. Select Internet.

  3. Select Connect to the Internet.

  4. Select Connections.

  5. Select your home network name.

  6. Select Connection Test.

  7. Select OK.

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

Delete Netflix saved data

  1. From the Nintendo Wii U home screen, select System Settings.

  2. Select Data Management.

  3. Select Copy/Move/Delete Data.

  4. Select System Memory.

  5. Select Netflix.

  6. Select Shared Save Data.

  7. Select Delete.

  8. Select Delete again to confirm.

  9. Select OK.

  10. Press Back until you return to the Wii U menu and select Netflix.

  11. Select Member Sign In

  12. Enter your Netflix email address and password then select Continue.

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 30 seconds 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 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

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. 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 Nintendo 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.
    Plug your game console directly into your modem.

  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.
    Unplug your modem from power.

  4. Turn on your game console and try Netflix again.
    Turn on console and try 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.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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.

Refresh your Netflix Iogin information

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 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

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and all of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for 30 seconds 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 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

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. 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 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 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.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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 cannot access the power button or your device does not 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. Navigate left to open the menu, then select Settings.

    • If you do not see a menu when you navigate left, navigate up and select Settings or the gear icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you cannot locate Settings or the gear 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. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

Connect your device 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. 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 device.

  2. Plug your device 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 device 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 device 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.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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 cannot access the power button or your device does not 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. Navigate left to open the menu, then select Settings.

    • If you do not see a menu when you navigate left, navigate up and select Settings or the gear icon gear icon .

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

If you cannot locate Settings or the gear 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. You will now be given the option to sign in as a different Netflix member.

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 30 seconds 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 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

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. 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 try Netflix 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, continue troubleshooting below.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.

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 gear icon on the right.

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. Sign back in and try Netflix again.

If you cannot locate the gear 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

For this step, make sure to leave your video game console and all of your home network equipment unplugged as a group for 30 seconds 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 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 a new location to improve signal strength. You'll usually see better reception throughout your home if the router is in a central location.

  • Move wireless devices such as cordless phones or microwave ovens away from your router. Wireless interference from these devices can create issues when you try to connect over Wi-Fi.

  • Elevate your router off the floor. A router on top of a bookshelf or desk will give you better reception than a router placed behind or under furniture.

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. 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 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 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.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've modified your streaming device to use custom connection settings, restore your internet provider's default settings and try Netflix again. Custom connection settings might include:

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

  • If you have changed your streaming device to a custom DNS setting, try resetting the device to acquire DNS automatically.

If you need assistance changing these connection settings on your streaming device, please reach out to the device's manufacturer.

What to do next

If you have completed the steps above but are still having issues connecting to Netflix, contact your internet service provider. They can help you determine whether your router is properly set up to communicate with the other devices on your home network.