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Netflix Error N8156-6003

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So here is a first for me.  Netflix telling me it can’t play DRM content but wait, I pay for the subscription, and yet I can’t watch videos.  The error tells me to call Netflix for help but here is a quick fix and save some heartache.

Currently Netflix uses SilverLight to stream and play content.  So first thing first, check the SilverLight properties.  In Windows 8, go to the Start Screen and start typing SilverLight.  Click on the logo.  In the SilverLight Configuration goto the Playback tab.

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Ensure the “Enable download & update to components required for … “ is checked.  Good idea to check the enable hardware acceleration too.  Next go to the Permissions tab and click delete all.  Ensure the “Enable application storage” is checked.

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Go to the Start screen and right-click on the IE logo and select “Run as Administrator”.  Now go to Netflix and launch a video stream.  You should be all set.

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Resetting Netflix SmartHub Account

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You know, sometimes you need to do something that should be abvious – like when someone uses their own Netflix account on your TV’s Netflix application.  Not a big deal right – just go into the app and logout, and then sign back in.  Except if you own a Samsung SmartTV and use the Netflix app in the SmartHub, there is no logout.  So how do you then achieve such a feat.  Well, you do the below, which feels more like trying to find a cheat or easter-egg in a video game.  Funny thing is, it works.  

Simply go to the Netflix App where you browse movies, and perform the following on your remote using the directional arrows:

Press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. If can`t be done too quickly or too slowly, so you may need to try it a few times. If done correctly, it should show you a new screen with a Deactivate button. Select it. Then you`ll be able to log back in.


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