Why does my full screen viewing get interrupted while watching Netflix on my PC?

Robert Janssens February 16, 2013


A problem has just started which is absolutely infuriating.

On watching Neflix in full screen mode it gets reverted to standard mode every 5 – 7 minutes this happens with whichever browser I’m using either Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome.

I’ve tried viewing on another (less powerful) on the same network and I’m able to view in full screen without any problem.

What might be causing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  1. Robert Janssens
    February 18, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks Guys I will try all your suggestions and let you know if they worked

  2. ha14
    February 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    1) Right-Click over Silverlight and select "Silverlight" from the ContectMenu.
    2) Select the Permissions Tab.
    3) Make sure Netflix has Permission to stay in Full-Screen when Unfocused.

    re-install silverlight

  3. Alan Wade
    February 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Do have an email notifier?
    That or another automated process can make this type of action happen.

  4. susendeep dutta
    February 17, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Netflix uses Microsoft Silverlight plugin to work.Many users have reported that Netflix works in full screen without any issues in Internet Explorer 6 and above.You can also try (if you feel it comfortable),pressing F11 every times it switches back to normal screen.