Netflix Lagging On Chrome-Know More

One of the most unfortunate events that could ever happen is your Netflix lagging on chrome on your perfect night-in, making it, well, not “Netflix and chill” anymore.  Has this happened to you and you wanna know the quick fix to this? Well, here we are to your rescue. In this article, we would enlist all the possible reasons as to why your Netflix is lagging on Chrome and what you could do to solve it.

Netflix Lagging On Chrome

Internet speed

Before we put all the blame on Google Chrome not working efficiently, let’s check if your internet is working. More often than we think, the lagging of Netflix on Chrome is due to low internet speed.

This can be done by rebooting your network.

  • If you are using your wi-fi, try turning off your router and turn it on after 30 seconds. You can check if your internet is working, by opening any other application, for instance, YouTube and load a video.
  • If you have no internet connection, try getting into contact with your internet service provider or else you could switch to a better network.
  • If you are using a modem, unplug it for 60 seconds or one minute and then plug it back in.

Clear Chrome cache and cookies

Cache and cookies slow down the running speed of Chrome and thus could cause the lagging effect on Netflix. Here are the steps on how you clear cache and cookies.

  • Log out of your Netflix account.
  • Go into the settings and history of the browser.
  • Tap on Clear Browsing Data.
  • Confirm by clicking on Clear Data.
  • Restart your browser once again.
  • Open Netflix and log in once again.

Close any unnecessary tabs 

If you have multiple tabs open on Chrome, then they would be using up too much space and internet speed and result in lagging of the video on Netflix or also result in blurring or buffering of the movies or shows.

Therefore, it is highly recommended that you close all the tabs that are not necessary and the ones that you could reload later. After this, try reloading Netflix once again by tapping on the refresh button on the top left corner.  Or else you could also log out of Netflix, close the tab, open a new tab, log in and watch again.

This should make the image better and the streaming enjoyable.

Turn off any background applications

Any applications that are running in the background or any large downloads happening should be closed or paused and resumed later. A few applications take up too much space or also the internet bandwidth for their running, causing your Netflix to lag.

A few of these are YouTube, Facebook etcetera. You could close these applications, refresh Netflix once again and try streaming. You can also try restarting your system if it would be of any help.

 Update your Chrome Browser

Chrome Browser usually has an auto-update option. That is whenever there is a software update by Chrome, the system directly downloads the latest version with or without permission based on the settings and your software stays up to date. 

But if in any scenario, that has not happened, you can do it yourself manually. 

  • Get into Settings
  • Tap on Help
  • Go to About Google Chrome and tap on update Google chrome.
  • If this option is unavailable, it suggests that you are on the latest version.
  • You can also check which version your browser is using.

 Reset Netflix

Try to reset Netflix by reloading it. Here is how that can be done.

  • Go into Settings
  • Tap on Get Help
  • Among the available options, tap on Reload.
  • After you have reloaded Netflix, try checking if the lagging has gotten any better.

Disable Hardware Acceleration

  • Go into the settings of your Chrome Browser.
  • Tap on Appearance.
  • Scroll down until you reach the option Advanced.
  • Tap on Hardware Acceleration and disable it.

 Try lowering the image resolution

Lagging could also happen if you are watching the video at a high resolution that your system or browser can not support.

The usual imaging of Netflix on Chrome is 720 pixels.

For this, try decreasing the image resolution to your comfort and attempt at streaming again.

 Uninstall and reinstall Chrome

If all of the above solutions have not helped you in getting your Netflix back. To stream normally, this is your final resort.

Uninstall chrome completely from your device and then go to App Store or PlayStore and reinstall it again.


Even after all of these, if Netflix is still lagging on Chrome, you should perhaps switch to another device or let it be for a while and try again later. Listed above are our go to tips on how to solve the lagging of Netflix on Chrome. We hope that you found our article useful.  

Netflix Lagging On Chrome-Know More

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