This post shows you how to fix Netflix is currently unavailable on apple tv. When you first try to access Netflix on the apple tv you see that ‘Netflix is currently unavailable’.

There are a couple of reasons why you wont be able to access Netflix:

Netflix is currently unavailable on apple tv because of a problem in your device

  • Hold the menu + down [on the direction pad]
  • Hold them until the led on the apple tv flashes rapidly
  • Then let go the buttons.

Your apple tv will restart and you will be able to access Netflix!

Netflix is currently unavailable on apple tv because Netflix is down

This issue also appears when Netflix servers are down. If you have tried the above technique and you are still getting the error from netflix please check here to determine if Netflix servers are up.

You have a local network issue

If netflix is up and you have tried the above technique then you might be experiencing a local network issue. Its outside the scope of this post to diagnose the faults with your local network. A simple test is to try to visit youtube on the appletv or try google on your computer. If they are down then you have a local network issue.


Vsdfvds · April 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm

This does not solve the problem.

Netflix addict · July 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG pretty little liars, here I come<3

John · August 27, 2012 at 2:13 am

Worked for me, thanks.

fuzidoc · October 5, 2012 at 3:41 am

It seemed to work once but the problem continues!!!

    jonathan · October 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    yeah, I think it works if you have an issue on your appletv, but it doesnt work if netflix have a network probelm -ie if you cant access netflix on a pc then you cant access it on your apple tv, but if you can access it on a pc but not on your apple tv then this will fix it