Why does my computer go to sleep while watching Netflix [FIX THIS]

by Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
Madalina Dinita
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Madalina has been a Windows fan ever since she got her hands on her first Windows XP computer. She is interested in all things technology, especially emerging technologies... read more
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Binge-watching Netflix content is a norm these days. However, some users reported that their Netflix sessions are frequently interrupted by PC going to sleep. It seems that the Sleep mode kicks in in the middle of the streaming, which is, of course, a major problem and quite a vibe-killer.

We managed to come up with a quick guide to help you fix this issue.

How to prevent my PC from going to sleep when streaming Netflix?

1. Change the Power Settings

  1. Open the Control Panel > select View by Large icons.
  2. Click Power Options.control panel why does my computer go to sleep while watching netflix
  3. Under the Choose or customize a power plan > select Balanced > click Change plan settings.
  4. Change Turn off the display and Put the computer to sleep settings, set them both to Never > click Save changes.power settings why does my computer go to sleep while watching netflix
  5. Check to see if this had any effect.

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2. Disable extensions

  1. Click the Three button icon on the top right corner of the browser.
  2. Expand the More tools menu > select Extensions.browser settings why does my computer go to sleep while watching netflix
  3. Disable the extensions by clicking the toggle switch next to their name – toggle turning gray means the extension is disabled.
  4. Restart the browser and see if disabling the extensions fixed the issue.

We hope that our guide on how to stop the PC going to sleep in Netflix could help you out. If you found this article helpful, leave a comment in the comment section below.


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