How to fix Netflix NSES-500 error code

Netflix NSES-500 error code - Netflix logo with cracks all in the text
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Netflix NSES-500 error code - Netflix logo with cracks all in the text
Credit: Netflix

Are you tired of seeing the dreaded Netflix NSES-500 error code when you're trying to kick back and watch your favourite show? Don't worry, you're not alone.

Netflix has revolutionized the way we watch television and movies, offering a vast library of content at our fingertips. But as good as the service is, Netflix error codes such as NW-2-5, UI-800-3, NW-3-6, and of course, NSES-500 can ruin your movie night.

In this article, we'll explore some simple solutions for getting rid of the NSES-500 error and getting back to your binge-watching session in no time. So sit back, relax, and let's get your Netflix streaming smoothly again.

What is the Netflix NSES-500 error and what does it mean?

Netflix NSES-500 is a browser-exclusive error code. In other words, it pops up only when you are trying to stream Netflix using a web browser. The Netflix support page states that the "error is usually temporary and means a server issue stopped your browser from loading the Netflix website."

So, it's not you; it's just the Netflix servers in your region acting weird. Since it is a server-side issue, it should be fixed on its own after a while. But if you are too impatient to wait until that happens, here are some workarounds you can try to get back to streaming Netflix. You can check the DownDetector page to see if other users have reported similar issues to you.

How to fix Netflix NSES-500 error code

Here are some troubleshooting tips to fix Netflix NSES-500:

  • Try using a VPN to connect to the Netflix servers in another region. For example, if you are in the EU, connect to the US servers. Have a look at the best VPN or learn how to change Netflix region without VPN.
  • Many Reddit users confirm that the Netflix app works fine on their PC, Smart TV and Smartphone, despite the server-side issue. So, try streaming via the app instead of the web browser.
  • If you are not comfortable adopting any of our suggestions, then you can wait 10–15 minutes, then refresh the page as Netflix support recommended to see if the issue is fixed on its own.

And with that, we are wrapping up our guide Netflix error code NSES-500. Before you head off, make sure you check out our other guides on other error codes such as AVF 11839 and M7121-1331.

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