Article ID : 00059777 / Last Modified : 08/15/2017

Netflix App Drops Back to Home Page When I Try to Play a Movie

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Before You Start

  • Movies that regularly take you back to the TV's home screen indicate an issue with your Netflix® app.
  • If this issue occurs only in some of the movies, contact Netflix for support.


If this issue happens with most or all movies, follow these steps to resolve the issue:

Note: Refer to your TV's manual if model-specific information is necessary to perform any of the steps. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

  1. Connect your device to an active internet connection.
  2. Install the latest firmware.

    Note: Updates are available from the Settings menu of your device, or download it on your computer. Downloads are posted on your model support page.

  3. Power off the modem and router for one minute, then power them back on.
  4. Perform Refresh Internet Content.

    Note: Skip this step if you have an Android TV™.

  5. Check if the movies play. If some movies play and others don't this is caused by a slow internet connection speed.

    Note: To watch movies, use a recommended connection speed of at least:

    • 2.5 Mbps for standard definition (SD) content
    • 10 Mbps for high definition (HD) content
    • 25 Mbps for Ultra HD (4K) content
    • Refer to Netflix streaming requirements  for further details.

  6. If other videos work, there may be a problem with the link between your device and Netflix.

    Follow these steps to re-link your device:

    1. Unlink your Netflix account from your device. Select the link below that best meets your situation:
    2. Link the device  to your active Netflix account.
    3. Access Netflix channel on your device.
  7. Perform a factory reset. Select the appropriate link below: