The Riddle of Streaming

by Joseph Kwon in


I'm a bit of a streaming junkie. Never met a Chromecast I didn't like. And the Roku interface is like that old friend that you can always reconnect with and pick up again like it was yesterday. These days, streaming Netflix is our main poison of choice, with an occassional dalliance with HBO Now.

Every once in a while, the Netflix app on our Roku stops working. It's a strange error in that when you type in your username and password, it still won't connect you. At first you believe it is your data entry mistake, so you try it over and over until you feel like this guy...

As it turns out, you are not doing anything wrong. It's a glitch!

I discovered the fix the first time this happened, but I sometime forget it by the next time it happens. So here, for my recollection and your free IT support, is the fix for this glitch.

EZPZ Roku Netflix fix

1. Delete the Netflix app from your Roku.

2. Reinstall the Netflix app.

3. Enter your username and password and voila, let the binging begin!

Compliments of Conan, some background music for you while you vanquish this streaming riddle...

Next post next Saturday, 6:30 a.m.