Netflix says 'Network error: There is a problem connecting to Netflix.'

If you see an error on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that says

Network error: There is a problem connecting to Netflix. Please try again later.

It usually means there's a problem with your network connection. Follow the troubleshooting steps below to resolve the issue.

Check if your network can play Netflix

Public networks:

For Wi-Fi in places like a café, hotel, or school, ask if video services like Netflix are blocked.

Private networks:

Check if your connection is slower than our recommended speeds and contact your internet service provider if you need help.

Connections like mobile hotspots, cellular, or satellite networks might be too slow to use Netflix.


Go to Netflix.com on a web browser

  1. Using a computer, phone, or tablet, connect to the same network or Wi-Fi as the device with the problem.

  2. Open a web browser and go to netflix.com/clearcookies.

  3. From the top right, click Sign In.

  4. Sign in to your Netflix account.

    • If you get the error NSEZ-403, it means we can't connect your account to Netflix right now. Try again later.

    • If you don't get an error, continue to the next steps.

Restart your home network

  1. Turn off your device, then unplug your modem and router from power.

  2. After 30 seconds, plug in your modem and router.

  3. Wait 1 minute, then turn on your device.

  4. Try Netflix again.

Note:
Some devices, modems, and routers might take longer to reconnect to the Internet.

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.

Reset the Netflix app

Refresh any outdated Netflix information stored on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by resetting the app.

Note:
Resetting the app will delete any titles you have downloaded to the device.
  1. From the Home screen, select Settings.

  2. Swipe down until you find the Netflix app.

  3. Select Netflix.

  4. Slide the Reset switch to the On position.

    • If you dont see the Reset switch, continue troubleshooting below.

  5. Press the Home button to return to the Home screen.

  6. Press the Home button twice and swipe right until you find the Netflix app.

  7. Swipe up on the Netflix app to close your session.

  8. Press the Home button twice to return to the Home screen.

  9. Try Netflix again.

Restore your default connection settings

If you've changed the connection settings on your device, you'll need to change them back to default.

These settings could include:

  • Custom modem settings.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN) or proxy service settings.

  • Custom DNS settings.

If you need help changing these settings, contact the device manufacturer.

Once you've reset these settings, try Netflix again.

Turn off VPN, proxy, or unblocker apps and services

To learn about using VPNs with Netflix, how to check if a VPN might be active, or how to get help turning a VPN off, go to Watching TV shows and movies through a VPN.

These steps can often fix the problem. After each step, try Netflix again:

  • Turn the VPN app or service off

  • Reset the network settings on the device having the issue

  • Restore your modem or router to its default settings

    Note:
    For help doing these steps, contact the VPN provider, device's manufacturer, or your internet service provider.

Contact your internet service provider

If the steps don't fix the problem, contact your internet service provider (ISP) for help fixing a network connection issue.

Your ISP can:

  • Check for an internet outage in your area.

  • Fix common router or modem issues and incorrect network settings.

  • Restart or reset your network's connection.

While talking with your ISP, let them know:

  • Whether the issue happens only on one device, or other devices on the same network.

  • Whether your device connects using Wi-Fi or directly using a cable.

Before you finish talking with your ISP:

  • Using a web browser, go to fast.com to test your internet speed and connection directly to Netflix.

  • Try playing Netflix again to make sure the problem is fixed.

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