Netflix Error tvq-st-103

If you see the error code tvq-st-103, often with one of these messages:

Unable to connect to Netflix. Please try again or visit: www.netflix.com/help
Netflix has encountered an error. Retrying in [X] seconds.

It usually means that a network problem is stopping your device from reaching Netflix. Follow the troubleshooting steps for your device to solve the problem.

Amazon Fire TV/Stick

Reload the Netflix app

  1. Select More Details on the error screen.

  2. Select Reload Netflix.

  3. Once the app reloads, try Netflix again.

If you were unable to complete these steps, continue troubleshooting below.

Reinstall the Netflix app

Uninstall the Netflix app

  1. Press the Home button on your Amazon Fire TV remote.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Applications.

  4. Select Manage All Installed Applications.

  5. Scroll down and select Netflix.

  6. Select Delete or Uninstall.

Reinstall the Netflix app

  1. From the Amazon Fire TV home screen, select Search.

  2. Type Netflix, then select Netflix.

  3. Select Netflix again.

  4. Select Download.

  5. When the download completes, select Open.

  6. Select Sign In.

  7. Enter your Netflix email address and password and try Netflix again.

Blu-ray player

Restart your device

  1. Power your device completely off for at least 15 seconds.

  2. Power your device back on.

  3. Try Netflix again.

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.

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.

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.

What should I do next?

If you're still having trouble connecting to Netflix, you'll want to contact your internet service provider for help resolving a DNS resolution issue.

Nintendo Wii U

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.

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

Visit Netflix.com on a computer

To pinpoint your issue:

  1. Using a computer on the same network as your device, go to netflix.com/clearcookies.

  2. Select Sign In, then enter your credentials to sign in to your account.

    • If you see the error NSEZ-403, we are currently unable to connect your account to the Netflix service. Please try to stream again at a later time.

    • If you do not see NSEZ-403, continue troubleshooting below.

Reload the Netflix app

  1. Select More Details on the error screen.

  2. Select Reload Netflix.

  3. Once the app reloads, try Netflix again.

If you were unable to complete these steps, continue troubleshooting below.

Make sure your network allows streaming

If you're on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public Wi-Fi network:

  • Check with the network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.

  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite internet connections often have slower connection speeds than cable internet or DSL.

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 the PlayStation Network

  1. From the PlayStation home screen, select PSN.

  2. Select Account Management and press the Triangle button.

  3. Select Sign Out and confirm the selection.

  4. From the PlayStation Home screen, select PSN from the second column from the right.

  5. Select Sign In.

  6. Enter your PlayStation Network (PSN) email address and password.

    • If you've forgotten your sign in information, PlayStation has instructions for resetting your PSN password.

    • The PSN sign in prompt will ask for your Sign In ID (Email Address) and give you the option to Sign In Automatically (Auto Sign In) . Checking the Auto Sign In box will usually eliminate the need to sign in to PlayStation Network every time you launch Netflix.

  7. Select Sign In.

    • You may be prompted to agree to the PlayStation Network Terms of Use before you are connected to the PSN. If prompted, read and agree to the Terms of Use.

  8. Once you've successfully connected to the PSN, try Netflix again.

Restart your PlayStation

  1. Unplug your PlayStation 3 from power for at least 1 minute.

  2. While your PlayStation 3 is unplugged, press the power button on the console to discharge it.

  3. Plug your PlayStation 3 back in.

  4. Turn your PlayStation 3 on with the power button.

  5. 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.

PlayStation 4

Reload the Netflix app

  1. Select More Details on the error screen.

  2. Select Reload Netflix.

  3. Once the app reloads, try Netflix again.

If you were unable to complete these steps, continue troubleshooting below.

Restart your PlayStation

  1. Unplug your PlayStation 4 from power for at least 1 minute.

  2. Plug your PlayStation 4 back in.

  3. Turn your PlayStation 4 on with the power button.

  4. Try Netflix again.

Uninstall and reinstall the Netflix app

  1. Begin from the PS4 home screen.

    • If you're not already on the home screen, hold the PS button in the middle of the controller, select Close Application, then select OK.

  2. Navigate to the TV & Video section and highlight Netflix.

  3. Press the Options button on the controller.

  4. Select Delete.

  5. Select OK.

    Note:
    Deleting the Netflix app will not remove the Netflix icon from your PS4 home screen.
  6. Select the Netflix icon. The PlayStation store will launch.

  7. Select the Download icon.

  8. Once Netflix has finished downloading, select Start.

  9. 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 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.

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

Visit Netflix.com on a computer

To pinpoint your issue:

  1. Using a computer on the same network as your device, go to netflix.com/clearcookies.

  2. Select Sign In, then enter your credentials to sign in to your account.

    • If you see the error NSEZ-403, we are currently unable to connect your account to the Netflix service. Please try to stream again at a later time.

    • If you do not see NSEZ-403, continue troubleshooting below.

Reload the Netflix app

  1. Select More Details on the error screen.

  2. Select Reload Netflix.

  3. Once the app reloads, try Netflix again.

If you were unable to complete these steps, continue troubleshooting below.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. On the error screen in the Netflix app, select More Info or More Details and continue to Step 2. If you don't see More Info or More Details, continue below.

    • Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon and continue to Step 2. If you don't see Settings or the Gear icon, continue below.

      • Pull up the deactivation screen by entering the following sequence using the arrow keys on your device's remote:

        • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up

  2. Select Reset.

    • If you do not see Reset, select Sign Out or Deactivate.

  3. Once you are signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

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.

Smart TV

Visit Netflix.com on a computer

To pinpoint your issue:

  1. Using a computer on the same network as your device, go to netflix.com/clearcookies.

  2. Select Sign In, then enter your credentials to sign in to your account.

    • If you see the error NSEZ-403, we are currently unable to connect your account to the Netflix service. Please try to stream again at a later time.

    • If you do not see NSEZ-403, continue troubleshooting below.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. Begin from the Netflix home screen.

  2. Navigate left to open the menu, then select Settings.

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

  3. Select Sign out.

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

  5. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

If you can't find 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, or Deactivate.

  3. Once signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

Restart your smart TV

  1. Unplug your TV from power for at least 1 minute.

  2. While your TV is unplugged, press and hold the power button on the TV for 5 seconds to discharge it.

    • If you can't access the power button or your TV doesn't have one, leave the TV unplugged for at least 3 minutes.

  3. Plug your TV back in.

  4. Turn your TV on.

  5. Try Netflix again.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Roku

Visit Netflix.com on a computer

To pinpoint your issue:

  1. Using a computer on the same network as your device, go to netflix.com/clearcookies.

  2. Select Sign In, then enter your credentials to sign in to your account.

    • If you see the error NSEZ-403, we are currently unable to connect your account to the Netflix service. Please try to stream again at a later time.

    • If you do not see NSEZ-403, continue troubleshooting below.

Sign out of Netflix

  1. On the error screen in the Netflix app, select More Info or More Details and continue to Step 2. If you don't see More Info or More Details, continue below.

    • Navigate up and select Settings or the Gear icon and continue to Step 2. If you don't see Settings or the Gear icon, continue below.

      • Pull up the deactivation screen by entering the following sequence using the arrow keys on your device's remote:

        • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up

  2. Select Reset.

    • If you do not see Reset, select Sign Out or Deactivate.

  3. Once you are signed out, sign back in and try Netflix again.

Restart your Roku

  1. Unplug your Roku from power for at least 10 seconds.

  2. Plug your Roku back in.

  3. Turn your Roku on by pressing any button on the Roku remote.

  4. Wait 1 full minute.

  5. Try Netflix again.

Deactivate and reactivate the Netflix app

  1. Press the Home button to navigate to the Roku home screen.

  2. Highlight the Netflix app and press the star key on the remote.

  3. Select Remove channel.

  4. Select Remove channel again to confirm.

  5. From the home screen, select Streaming Channels.

  6. Select Movies & TV.

  7. Select Netflix.

  8. Select Add Channel.

  9. Select Go to channel.

  10. Sign in to your account 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.

Xbox 360

Visit Netflix.com on a computer

To pinpoint your issue:

  1. Using a computer on the same network as your device, go to netflix.com/clearcookies.

  2. Select Sign In, then enter your credentials to sign in to your account.

    • If you see the error NSEZ-403, we are currently unable to connect your account to the Netflix service. Please try to stream again at a later time.

    • If you do not see NSEZ-403, continue troubleshooting below.

Reload the Netflix app

  1. Select More Details on the error screen.

  2. Select Reload Netflix.

  3. Once the app reloads, try Netflix again.

If you were unable to complete these steps, continue troubleshooting below.

Make sure your network allows streaming

If you're on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public Wi-Fi network:

  • Check with the network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.

  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite internet connections often have slower connection speeds than cable internet or DSL.

Confirm your Xbox's DNS settings

  1. Press the Guide button on your controller.

  2. Go to Settings and select System Settings.

  3. Select Network Settings.

  4. Choose your network and select Configure Network.

  5. Select DNS Settings and choose Automatic.

  6. Turn your Xbox off and back on.

  7. Try Netflix again.

If you need help adjusting this setting, visit Microsoft’s Xbox 360 support site for help.

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.

Xbox One

Make sure your network allows streaming

If you're on a work, school, hotel, or hospital public Wi-Fi network:

  • Check with the network administrator to make sure streaming services such as Netflix are supported and not intentionally blocked.

  • Note that many public networks have limited bandwidth.

If you're using a cellular data network or satellite internet:

  • If possible, try a different network. Cellular data and satellite internet connections often have slower connection speeds than cable internet or DSL.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All other devices

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