Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services of all time. The service is available globally and has hundreds of thousands of TV shows and movies across multiple genres for its subscribers to enjoy.
That said, just like everything else in tech, Netflix also runs into random bugs and glitches from time to time. In this article, we are talking about what the HTTP-998 error on Netflix means, its causes, and what you can do to fix the problem.
The HTTP-998 error usually points to connectivity issues on your end when accessing Netflix. You could be experiencing low bandwidth or speed, or your ISP could have a problem in the end. Regardless, inconsistent network connectivity is the root cause of the problem.
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Here are six fixes you can try.
Reboot your router
Power cycling your network equipment is the solution to more problems than you may think. Most of the time, connectivity issues can be caused by an underlying bug in your router and can be fixed by rebooting.
Try a wired connection
If you’re trying to stream over WiFi and getting HTTP-998 errors, try connecting over Ethernet to see if it’s your WiFi connection that’s failing or your network is down. If you are unable to access Netflix even after connecting to Ethernet, it is highly likely that your ISP is experiencing issues and you should contact them for assistance.
Sometimes a glitch in your browser can also trigger this error. If the problem occurs in your regular browser, try accessing Netlfix using another browser to see if the problem is with your browser or with Netflix.
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Clear browser data
Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can also cause the error. Delete them to see if you can get Netflix to work.
Step 1: Write chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in the address bar of your browser and click Get into.
Step 2: Select the cache and cookie options and make sure that Time interval is set to All time. Click on the clear now button to delete all data.
Now try to access the service again; the error should be resolved.
Another possible cause of the problem could be that you are using a VPN. Many streaming services are geo-restricted due to content copyright issues, and using a VPN can cause issues with its functionality and content availability, thus causing the error.
If all else fails, your best bet in the situation is to contact Netflix Customer Service and let them investigate and fix the issue for you.
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