Article ID : 00080540 / Last Modified : 06/08/2021

YouTube, Netflix, or another streaming app installed on my TV doesn't work

    This information provides help with network access errors that occur when accessing video streaming services such as Netflix® and YouTube™ apps.

    Before you start

    • If Feature not available or Service cannot be accessed at this time is displayed, the service may be temporarily down. Wait for a few minutes before trying again.
    • Try other content to see if the issue is specific to the content you are watching or if the issue occurs with other content or streaming services.
    • If the issue occurs on a specific app only and isn't resolved by the steps below, we recommend that you contact the app service provider.

    Troubleshooting steps

    Regardless of your TV type, there a few things that you can check first. If model-specific information is needed, refer to your product . Check if the issue is resolved after completing each step.

    • Power reset your modem/router.

      Internet connection issues are often resolved after performing a power reset. If you have a separate modem and router, power reset both devices

      1. Unplug the power cable to your modem/router and wait about 60 seconds.
      2. Reconnect the power cable to your modem/router and make sure it's turned on.
      3. Wait until the device is finished making it's connection to the internet and your network.
      4. Check if the issue is resolved.
    • Check signal strength and possible interference

      When using Wi-Fi®, the distance of the router to your device is another factor to consider. To maximize your viewing experience when streaming video or listening from an audio app, make sure that the router is placed near your device. They shouldn't be more than 25 feet away from each other. If possible, install both devices in a location without walls in between them. Other wireless devices such Bluetooth® speakers, wireless phones, microwave ovens, and devices sending radio frequency may also cause poor signal strength.

      • Some routers have a Wi-Fi® Multi Media (WMM) setting. If using a wireless connection, leaving this setting on should allow your router to provide improved video and voice performance over your network. Check your router documents or contact the manufacturer for details.

      For additional information and suggestions, review the tips to maximize network and internet performance in your home.

    If the issue still occurs, select your TV type below for additional troubleshooting instructions:

    Android TV™ and Google TV™ models

    Other LCD / LED TV models