Netflix only works sporadically

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jtut10, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Jtut10 macrumors newbie

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    Is anyone else having issues with their Netflix only working part time for them? I can login and use netflix from my XBox360, laptop or iPhone just fine, but my ATV2 just recently began giving me problems. I can rent movies/TV shows through iTunes no problem, so I know it is not a connection issue. I went through the login process multiple times as well as the worthless Netflix troubleshooting to no avail...
     
  2. grawk macrumors 6502

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    You don't happen to have a wifi router running DD-WRT do you? If so, manually set the dns on your appletv to 8.8.8.8
     
  3. Jtut10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Ill have to give that a try, Its just strange it worked fine for a few months now up until last weekend.
     
  4. rjbruce macrumors regular

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    I've had similar issues with Netflix. Sometimes I get an error when trying to play content (which does launch from the PS3) and other times I turn on the Apple TV and Netflix is completely missing from the menu. I typically unplug the box and it fixes it, but it is rather annoying.

    Just in the last two weeks or so I have noticed that my internet is dropping at the router, like it loses the negotiation. I think my router may be going, not sure if that would cause Netflix not to show up in the menu though.

    I've heard of problems when using Googles DNS.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/12/20/apple-tv-streaming-can-be-hindered-by-google-dns/

    If you change it and it helps, then great, but I wouldn't leave it if there is no change since folks have reported problems, specifically when using Netflix.
     
  5. Jtut10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good article...I guess Im damned if I do, damned if I dont... maybe Ill just flip a coin and cross my fingers!
     

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