Archived - Apple TV (2nd generation): "Netflix is currently unavailable" when accessing Netflix for the first time in the UK or Ireland

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UK  or Ireland customers attempting to access Netflix for the first time via Apple TV may encounter this alert:

"Netflix is currently unavailable. Try again later."


In order to successfully use Netflix in the UK or Ireland, Apple TV will need to go through a one-time restart.

To restart your Apple TV:

  • Press and hold Menu and Down on your Apple Remote for six seconds, then release when you see the LED light on the Apple TV flash rapidly.
  • Disconnect the Apple TV from its power source, then plug it back in.
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Last Modified: Oct 11, 2013
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