Mad Men won't stream on Netflix

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ukwildcat, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    Was wondering if anyone else is having this problem: Mad Men will not stream on Netflix on any of my Apple TVs. I can stream all other content. Also, Mad Men streams fine on my iPad, iPhone, and Mac. What gives? Any help or thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    The same thing is happening to me. I'm glad I'm not the only one! If there is a fix for this please let me know.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    Well, at least it's not isolated. I've put in the issue to netflix. I guess I could call them, but I just don't feel like dealing with them right now. I'll have a go at it again tomorrow, and I'll report back then.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2011
    I'm just excited to hear that Mad Men is on Netflix!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2008
    Even though I'm watching this awesome show again, still hurts not to watch it.

    Maybe Jobs got upset that having the series on a competitor is a bag of hurt?
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    I thought it was me

    I have an iMac and was able to watch Mad Men online but kept getting Netflix currently unavailable when I clicked on Mad Men through Apple TV. All other content seemed fine. Also, do any of you find yourself having to reset (i.e. unplugging apple tv) in order for it to reconnect to netflix?
  8. macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Mad Men worked fine for me a few days ago. Its just a random Netflix issue. Don't sweat it.
  9. macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    IA, TX ... I never know
    It worked fine for me ... most of the time. There were a few random episodes that just wouldn't play, so I'd watch those on my computer.
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    Did it work just now? Because I tried about an hour ago and still no go. It won't even let me access the episode lists.
  11. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    Confirmed same issue last night on my aTVs, works fine on my Rokus.
  12. macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    I had a similar problem with my ATV2 and finally I just pulled the plug and reboot the unit. Netflix played fine after that. Not sure what was going wrong.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    Still no go. Just tried it. Everything else works just fine. It just won't play Mad Men
  14. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    Just got off the phone with Netflix

    So I just got off the phone with Netflix and they said that there is a digital file for each program and streaming device and something in the combination of Mad Men and Apple TV is corrupted. The service rep said that "Our top engineers are currently nerding out drinking redbull to try and solve it." Funny how honest she was! I guess I'll keep trying every evening till it's back.
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009
    Thanks for putting in the footwork and calling. Glad to know Netflix is aware if the situation.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2011
    I have the exact same issue. Mad Men will not stream on my AppleTV2. Works find on iOS and my Mac. AppleTV streams all other content except Mad Men. I get a display message saying "Netflix is currently unavailable. Try again later."

    Glad to know I am not alone, to bad I really am getting into this series.. Netflix step up your game and fix this already its been a week
  17. macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2010
    ditto. it's been 24-hours, still, broken. annoying.
  18. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2003

    Same here. Wife is PISSED. ;)

    AppleTV2, 4.3, Google DNS, etc... no Mad Men.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2011
  20. macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    Working on my Roku, which sits next to the aTV as a Netflix and MLB backup for things just like this!
  21. macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Plano, TX
    I have the same issue with Mad Men on an ATV2. All other Netflix content I tried plays fine. Thanks for making this thread!

    I was fearing the worst and assumed it was being pulled because of some expired agreement.

    The thing that sucks about Netflix is that the content can disappear at any time based on expiring agreements. They should put an expiration date on the content so you know how long you have to watch it before it disappears. :)
  22. macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2011
    Thanks for scaring me!
  23. macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2011
    They do - look at your instant queue under notes. For instants I have Defiance in my queue, in the notes its says "until 8/27/11"
  24. macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2011
    Add me to the list of affect ATV users.


    You should read the entire thread. Was answered a few posts above yours.
  25. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2009

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