Netflix has some of the best shows and movies that you can get. However, nothing spoils the Netflix experience more than a progress bar that just won’t go away no matter how many you swipe or tap. It’s even more of a nuisance when you have enabled subtitles.
Whether the Netflix progress bar won’t go away while using the app on your TV, computer, or smartphone app, there are several ways to fix the issue.
In most cases, restarting the browser or app that you are using can solve the issue. If this doesn’t work, then try out the rest of the solutions we have explained below.
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Solutions to when the Netflix progress bar keeps popping up
- Restart your browser or app
- Stop incompatible apps or plugins
- Update flash player
- Update your browser or app
Method #1: Restart your browser or app
If the problem is brought about by the cache in your browser or Netflix app, restarting will free up some memory and allow Netflix to perform optimally.
When you close your browser, make sure that it doesn’t appear on the task manager. Go to Task Manager > Apps/Background Processes and close any instances of the browser.
If you are using an app, make sure it isn’t running in the background on the device you are using. Wait for a minute and restart the app or browser and play a video on Netflix.
If the play bar still shows, then proceed to the next solution.
Method #2: Stop incompatible apps or plugins
This issue could be brought about by an incompatible plugin on your browser or app on your mobile device.
If you are using a browser, go to extensions and disable all of them before you reload Netflix. On the other hand, if you are using a mobile device, make sure to close all the other apps running in the background first.
Many users have reported that DishAnywhere, an app by Dish Networks, was responsible for the Netflix status bar issue.
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Method #3: Update flash player
Updating the flash player solved the problem for some users. Make sure that you are running the latest version of the flash player.
Go to this link from your computer to download and install the latest version of the flash player. Make sure it is enabled on your browser too before you start streaming from Netflix.
If the loading bar still won’t disappear, then go to the next solution.
Method #4: Update your browser or app
An outdated version of the Netflix app maybe containing a bug that is causing this problem. Likewise, an old version of your browser could be responsible for the Netflix bar that keeps popping up.
If this is the case, updating your browser or app to the latest version will solve the problem.
Hopefully, these fixes have helped you fix that Netflix progress bar that wouldn’t go away while playing movies or TV shows on full screen.
You can check out more troubleshooting guides if you are still encountering other problems with the service. If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments section.
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If it’s on a tablet, the problem is that it thinks the ‘mouse’ is still at the bottom of the screen, and it doesn’t react to ‘hovering’ (how you normally move the ‘mouse’ on a tablet.)
You can trick it. Lower and raise the volume. The bar is above the playback button, and it now thinks the ‘mouse’ isn’t at the bottom of the screen.