In this post, we will discuss how to fix the ‘Netflix progress bar won’t go away’ issue. Netflix is always a go-to site to relax and watch movies so long as your subscription is on. By now you should be used to the slang ‘Netflix and Chill’.
However, just like other streaming apps, Netflix users experience some fun spoilers while streaming. One of which is the Netflix progress bar won’t go away challenge. This experience can be very irritating, especially when you’ve enabled subtitles.
How to fix the Netflix progress bar won’t go away!
Solution 1: clear cache from your browser or app
While on Netflix, your browser or app is behind the scene, gathering and storing information (known as Cache). This cache most times contradict your Netflix profile and cause it to malfunction.
While using a browser, you may want to restart it to clear the cache and free up some space. However, you’ll have to ensure that it does not show on the task manager.
That is, you have to clear the browser off your task manager to ensure it isn’t running on the background. Wait for a minute before you reopen the browser and stream your video.
Also, if you’re streaming with Chrome; you’ll have to clear the stored data (cache) following these steps:
- Open Chrome
- Click More tools > Clear browsing data
- Select the time range > Cookies and other site data and cached images and files
- Click clear data.
And walla! It’s all cleared.
In the same vein, you can clear the cache from your Netflix app by restarting the app. Close the app but check that it isn’t running in the background on your device. Allow for a minute before restarting the app. There you go, you can stream smoothly now.
Solution 2: Ensure your flash player is up-to-date
This solution has helped to fix the progress bar issue for some Netflix users. Confirm that your flash player is the latest version. If it isn’t, you’ll have to download and install the latest version of the flash player.
Ensure the flash player is enabled on your browser before you start streaming from Netflix.
Have you applied this and the bar won’t still go away? Check out the next fix.
Solution 3: Update your browser or app
You may likely experience this issue if you’re streaming with an outdated app or browser. This is because an outdated app may contain a bug that causes the progress bar not to go away.
Updating your browser or app to the latest version will solve the problem. As the new version would have been modified and void of the bug.
Solution 4: Disconnect any clashing apps or Plugins
This issue may have occurred due to an incompatible plugin on your browser or app on your mobile device.
If you are using a mobile device, ensure you first close all other apps running in the background before you start streaming.
In the same vein, while using a browser, go to extensions and disable all of them before you reload Netflix.
All things considered, you should be able to fix the ‘Netflix progress bar won’t go away’ issue. You can now enjoy streaming on Netflix again.
If after considering the solutions proffered above you still have issues while streaming, call for help. You may need to contact Netflix Customer Service. Reach them via this link https://help.netflix.com/en/contactus.
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