OT: Reset/Use Another Netflix Streaming Server

To reset/use another Netflix streaming server, disconnect your Internet service for 5 minutes (as in "turn off your cable/DSL modem"). Once you reconnect your Internet service, Netflix acts as if you had never connected to Netflix before so it assigns you a fresh server. This does not guarantee that you will switch servers, but it has been found agreeable to my practice.

I wish Netflix would publicize this tactic.


I think this would only work if your modem gets a new IP address. Some people pay to have a static IP address.

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