Help me get Netflix Instant Streaming Working in Internet Explorer
June 20, 2010 12:41 AM Subscribe
Netflix Instant Streaming and Internet Explorer not working. Long post inside.
posted by dolemite01 to technology (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The Netflix Movie Viewer requires ActiveX to be enabled. Please verify in your Internet Explorer security settings that ActiveX is enabled, then reload this page to try again.
You may need to disable firewall or anti-virus software to enable ActiveX.
Is the error I receive whenever I try to stream movies with Netflix in Internet Explorer 8.
Heres what I've done to troubleshoot:
Netflix streaming works fine in Firefox.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled Silverlight, first uninstalling it through control panel, then after a reinstall of right clickling 'Sliverlight.exe' and choosing 'Run as Admin', still same error, also then ran Revo Uninstaller to completely remove Silverlight, and reinstalled same as above, still no fix.
If I disable 'Silverlight Addon' in Internet Explorer I'm prompted to enable it on the netflix site, but then I receive the above error.
I've added netflix to 'trusted sites' and also set the internet zone to 'medium' and enabled all activex settings just for troubleshooting, still nothing.
Netflix support has punted to Silverlight support. I've also went to the advanced tab and 'Reset' all Internet Explorer settings to default and still no resolution.
I've went to sites like
In internet explorer and they work fine, it is only Netflix Movie Viewer seems to have the issue.