How to Reset Netflix Instant Streaming to a TV

By Maya Austen

If your network connection is interrupted as you are watching a Netflix video streaming to your TV, the interruption can stop the Netflix application. Unlike watching a video stream on a computer, you cannot click a “Refresh” button to restart the stream if a problem arises on your TV. To reset the Netflix video stream, you have to restart the Netflix application. The process you used to initially access the Netflix video you are watching is the same process used to restart the Netflix application. This process varies depending up which Netflix-ready device you are using.

Standard-Definition TiVo DVR and TiVo Premier with SD Menus

Step 1

Press the “TiVo” button on the TiVo remote control to display the TiVo Central menu.

Step 2

Select “'Video On Demand.” Use the remote’s arrow buttons to highlight “Netflix.” Select “Watch Instantly.”

Step 3

Highlight the video you were watching. Press “Play.” The video will start playback from the beginning.

High-Definition TiVo DVR and TiVo Premier

Step 1

Press the “TiVo” button on the TiVo remote control to display the TiVo Central menu.

Step 2

Select “Find TV, movies, & videos.” Select “Netflix.”

Step 3

Highlight the video you were watching. Press “Play.” The video will start playback from the beginning.

PlayStation 3

Step 1

Press the PS button in the center of the game controller to display the XMB menu.

Step 2

Use the controller’s arrow buttons to highlight “Video.” Highlight “Netflix” then press the “X” button to select it.

Step 3

Locate the video you were watching. Press “Play.” The video will start playback from the beginning.