Netflix catalogue lagging issues plague many Windows 10 PCs

by Vlad Turiceanu
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Netflix catalogue lagging issues plague many Windows PCs. Here's how to fix them

Netflix is one of the biggest video streaming services in the world. With millions of subscribers that watch TV shows and movies every day, the service is extremely popular on all platforms.

But what do you do when your Netflix catalogue is lagging? This is quite an annoying problem that seems to affect a lot of users lately. Here’s how some of them are describing the lagging issues in Netflix:

Netflix catalogue browsing and videos lagging across multiple browsers on windows 10 all of a sudden. Never had a problem streaming or browsing Netflix titles until this week, now i’m having issues with Chrome, Firefox and Edge all of a sudden.
Same problem here! I thought it was my internet too but then wondered why the problem didn’t exist before because i haven’t had any internet changes.

The problem is present on multiple platforms, and apparently it’s not related with the internet connection. Other streaming services work just fine on the affected PCs, only Netflix is laggy.

What can I do if Netflix catalogue is lagging?

First and foremost, you’ll have to do the obvious thing and restart your Windows 10 PC. Some users reported that after a restart, things went back to normal and the lag disappeared.

Secondly, if you use a VPN or a proxy, try disabling them as they can interfere with Netflix and create some problems.

You can also go to Task Manager and close any apps that are using a lot of bandwidth. Usually, apps that download in the background and cloud services could lead to poor network performance.

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Thirdly, check your drivers, especially the GPU ones. An outdated driver can cause a lot of problems not only in Netflix, so updating them should solve the problem.

Some users reported that they got rid of the catalogue lagging issue in Netflix after updating the GPU drivers, so be sure to try it yourself. If you don’t know how to do that, we’ve prepared a dedicated guide below that will help you with that.

Update your GPU drivers like a pro. Follow the simple steps in this guide and get it done in no time.

After following the simple steps from above, your Netflix catalogue should be working fine, without any lag, and you’ll be able to once again enjoy your favourite shows on your Windows 10 PC.

If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.


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