Netflix users can run into a problem while trying to watch streamed or downloaded content on their iPhone or iPad device. The error message reads as Error – Cannot play title. Please try again later Netflix (NSURL: 1020;CFNet:1020;). Or you may see a very similar, almost identical, message with a number, like 1200. Just follow these basic troubleshooting steps to get back in action.
How to fix Netflix NSURL error while streaming
Cannot play title. Please try again later Netflix (NSURL: 1020;CFNet:1020;)error usually means a network connectivity issue is preventing the device from reaching the Netflix service. Follow the steps below to fix the problem.
- Disconnect and reconnect your Wi-Fi Network
- Check if your network can play Netflix
- Check date and time settings
- Improve your Wi-Fi signal
- Restart your home network
Previously, we had covered several common Netflix error codes like Netflix Error tvq-pb-101 (3.1.6) for a Smart TV, Netflix Error 11800, and error ATV-ui92 for Netflix and had summarized solutions for them. Proceeding along the same lines, we’ll see how to fix Netflix (NSURL: 1020;CFNet:1020;).
1] Disconnect and reconnect your Wi-Fi network
Most of the time, the error can be simply fixed by disconnecting the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to, pausing for a few seconds, and then, reconnecting to it again.
2] Check if your network can play Netflix
Check if your connection speed is slower than the speed that Netflix recommends. Generally, connections like mobile hotspots, cellular, or satellite networks are slower and do not usually support the use of Netflix.
The recommended internet download speeds for playing TV shows and movies on Netflix are as follows
- Standard definition (SD) – 1 MBPS.
- High definition (HD) – 720p: 3 Mbps and 1080p: 5 Mbps.
- 4K/Ultra HD (UHD) – 15 Mbps.
3] Check date and time settings
The error can also be caused by a change in date and time settings of your iPhone. If that’s the case, fix it. Here’s how!
On your iPhone Home Screen, tap the Settings icon.
Select General > Date & Time.
If there’s a mismatch in date and time or it is incorrect, tap either the date or time to adjust them, or simply toggle the Set Automatically field to On.
4] Improve your Wi-Fi signal
If possible, place the router and the device you are using for streaming in the same room or your router and your device closer to each other.
Also, make sure the router is away from other wireless devices and appliances so that it gets better reception.
5] Restart your home network
To make this method work, leave your device and all of your home network equipment powered off and unplugged as a group for 30 seconds.
Then, plugin each device back again, one by one. Turn off your mobile device
Unplug your modem (and your wireless router, if it’s a separate device) from power. Wait for 30 seconds approximately.
Plug in your modem and wait until no new indicator lights start flashing. If your router is separate from your modem, plug it in and wait until no new indicator lights are blinking on.
Turn your device back on and try Netflix again. It should work!
Hope that makes sense!