Netflix Error tvq-pb-101 (5.2.5)

If you experience the error code tvq-pb-101 (5.2.5), accompanied by the following message:

We're having trouble playing this title right now. Please try again later or select a different title

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

Amazon Fire TV/Stick

Restart your device

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

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select My Fire TV.

    • If you don't see My Fire TV, you may need to select System or Device.

  4. Select Restart.

  5. Try Netflix again.

Clear the Netflix app data

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

  2. Scroll right and select Settings.

  3. Scroll right and select Applications.

  4. Select Manage installed applications.

  5. Locate and select the Netflix app.

  6. Scroll down and select Clear data.

  7. Select Clear data again.

  8. Scroll down and select Clear cache.

  9. Unplug your Amazon Fire TV from power for 30 seconds

  10. Plug your Amazon Fire TV back in, then try Netflix again.

Contact your device manufacturer

Your device is experiencing a hardware or software problem that only the device manufacturer can solve. To get back to watching Netflix, you'll want to contact your device manufacturer and ask for the following:

  • Help upgrading to the latest firmware for the device.

  • Help performing a factory reset.

If those steps don't get you streaming again, your manufacturer may have other suggestions for fixing the device. If they don't have additional steps, or the additional steps still don't resolve the issue, you'll need to use a different Netflix-enabled device to continue streaming.

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.

Set-top Box or Streaming Media Player

Restart your device

  1. Turn your device completely off for 10 seconds.

    • If your device does not have a power button, unplug it from power for at least two minutes.

  2. Turn your device back on.

  3. Try Netflix again.

Troubleshoot your hardware connection

Your device may be experiencing an HDCP issue that is preventing Netflix from playing your content. To resolve the issue:

  1. Ensure that you are using an HDMI cable.

  2. Bypass any receivers or stereo equipment by connecting your device directly to your TV.

  3. Try reversing the ends of the HDMI cable.

  4. Try a new HDMI cable.

  5. Try another HDMI port on your TV.

  6. If available, try an HDMI port on another TV.

    • If you were able to stream on another TV, there may be an issue with the HDMI port on the original TV. Contact the TV manufacturer for further assistance.

Contact your device manufacturer

Your device is experiencing a hardware or software problem that only the device manufacturer can solve. To get back to watching Netflix, you'll want to contact your device manufacturer and ask for the following:

  • Help upgrading to the latest firmware for the device.

  • Help performing a factory reset.

If those steps don't get you streaming again, your manufacturer may have other suggestions for fixing the device. If they don't have additional steps, or the additional steps still don't resolve the issue, you'll need to use a different Netflix-enabled device to continue streaming.

Smart TV

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.

Contact your device manufacturer

Your device is experiencing a hardware or software problem that only the device manufacturer can solve. To get back to watching Netflix, you'll want to contact your device manufacturer and ask for the following:

  • Help upgrading to the latest firmware for the device.

  • Help performing a factory reset.

If those steps don't get you streaming again, your manufacturer may have other suggestions for fixing the device. If they don't have additional steps, or the additional steps still don't resolve the issue, you'll need to use a different Netflix-enabled device to continue streaming.

Xbox One

Restart your Xbox
  1. Turn off your Xbox.

  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the console for at least 1 minute.

  3. While your Xbox is unplugged, press and hold the power button on the console for 5 seconds to discharge it.

  4. Plug your Xbox back in.

  5. Turn your Xbox on with the power button and try Netflix again.

All other devices

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