Speed Up Slow Netflix in Windows 10

Netflix is by far the leader in the world of online content streaming platforms and caters to a huge range of users from every age group across the world.

The core reason why Netflix enjoys such a huge fan base is due to the huge array of options it provides by including content from all the major genres and couples it with affordable packages, 24/7 reliable service and top-notch user experience.

Since Windows 10 was rolled out, Netflix has been experiencing some problems, and as a result, the users are suffering. Netflix now tends to be slower than before and it lags as well. This is a huge blow both to Netflix as well as the users, and efforts are being put in coming up with solutions to experience these issues. As a wide majority of users has either already upgrade their laptops to Windows 10, or they plan to do so in the near future, this signals more urgency for Netflix administration to buckle up or risk losing their clientage.

Until Netflix comes up with concrete and permanent solutions, we’ve done a little bit of research on our own and managed to unearth some tricks that can mitigate your troubles, if not resolve them completely.


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Step 1 – Check for Windows Updates

Microsoft rolls out updates to help further boost up Windows performance as well as fix any bugs that were affecting users. Once the stability of Windows 10 improves via the latest updates, it also directly improves the performance of all installed programs and apps. You need to check whether you’re using an outdated version of Windows 10. This can be done as follows.

  1. Click the Start button and then select Settings (cog icon).
  2. Now click on Update & security.
  3. Click Windows Update | Check for updates. Now you will be explicitly informed whether you have the latest version of Windows 10 or you need to download any updates.
  4. If an update is available, download and install it.


Step 2 – Update Graphics Driver

Outdated graphic drivers can also be termed as one of the main culprits behind the underperforming Netflix. Find out the Graphics Card manufacturer’s name and visit their website to download the latest driver and install it. However, if you already have the latest versions of drivers and still Netflix is running slow, install older versions of the drivers and check whether the issue is fixed. This may probably occur if the Netflix app does not support latest drivers.

  1. Press Windows Key + R to bring up the Run menu.
  2. Type in dxdiag and press Enter to open up the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  3. Switch to the Display tab to find out the Graphics Card’s make.
  4. Now you should simply go to the relevant site to download and subsequently install the latest driver.
    • AMD: https://support.amd.com/en-us/download
    • Intel: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers.html
    • NVidia: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx


Step 3 – Reinstall Netflix

Uninstall the Netflix app and restart your computer. Now re-download it from the Store and install it. This should hopefully do the trick.


Step 4 – Flush DNS

Even a slight instance of a corruption in the DNS is enough to cause severe lags/ slowdowns in the Internet browsing or video streaming. Simply flush the DNS so that all the data in it is deleted and all the contents will be created anew.

  1. Type cmd in the Search Box and right-click Command Prompt.
  2. Select Run as administrator.
  3. Type in ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter to execute it.
  4. Reboot your computer.