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Fix: Netflix says this title is not available to watch instantly

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Netflix is one of the largest online streaming platforms at the moment, with hundreds if not thousands of movies and TV shows available on demand. However, while the platform works most of the time flawlessly, just like everything tech, it does run into errors at times. 

In this article, we’re looking at how to fix the “This title is not available to watch instantly” error in Netflix.

What causes this Netflix error?

According to Netflix, this error is usually triggered by another error within the Netflix app. Other common reasons include:

  • Slow or inactive internet connection.
  • Router issues.
  • Outdated Netflix app.

Also read: How to fix Netflix error 30103?

How to fix Netflix: This title is not available to watch instantly error?

Try out the following steps to see if you can resolve the error. 

Restart your device

Whatever device you’re using to stream Netflix, please give it a restart. It could be your phone, laptop, console or smart TV. Try restarting and see if you can stream any content. 

While this might seem like an understatement when we said the steps to fix the error are elementary, but restarting your device can go a long way in fixing a lot of issues you might be having.

If you’re running a Roku, set-top box or streaming device, you should wait for up to three minutes before switching on the device. Unplugging directly from the power source is even more ideal.

Reinstall/Update the app

If the Netflix error persists, you might want to uninstall and reinstall the app on your device. Any issues should go away with a fresh installation, along with all the app data and cache.

Similarly, you can also see if the Netflix app has a pending update on your device. Updates carry bug fixes and patches, which could potentially fix the error.

Update your device’s firmware or factory reset

You can either update your device’s firmware or contact your device manufacturer to do it for you. You can also try factory resetting your device or at least its network settings to resolve the Netflix error.

Outdated firmware can cause issues with updated apps, which can cause errors.

Sign out of Netflix

You can also sign out of Netflix from your streaming device or smart TV and then sign in again to resolve the error. The steps mentioned below will help you log out of the Netflix app on Roku, Blu-ray players, streaming devices and smart TVs.

  • Either select More Info/More Details from the error page or click on the Settings (Gear) icon on the Netflix home screen.
  • Then select Sign Out/Reset on the sign-out screen.

You can also follow our guide here to log out of Netflix on iPhone or follow this guide to log out of Netflix from all devices, including your PC and Android device.

Restart your router/internet connection

Similar to the fix above, your router or modem’s firmware or software may be causing issues, which can be the case, especially when they’ve been updated recently. Restarting the router can also help reset things and solve the problem.

Reach out to Netflix

If nothing else works, you can reach out to Netflix to help diagnose the issue for you. You can contact Netflix support here

Also read: Can you stream Netflix on Nintendo Switch?

CT Editorial Team

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