Last Updated on March 1, 2022
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Netflix has been around for almost 2 decades, and since its launch, it has been constantly improving both the web interface and the app. Despite this active development, there are still instances where users are unable to watch videos in full-screen mode.
This is not only frustrating but also ruins the quality of the video. Videos may not be displayed in full-screen mode or return to a minimized window after a while.
Check out our workarounds to solve this problem.
Why is Netflix not working in fullscreen mode?
- Cache issue.
- Outdated browser.
- Problems with the Flash player.
- Incompatible add-ons and themes.
- Interference in the TV software when viewing on a smart TV.
How to fix Netflix’s full-screen mode that does not work?
Download Netflix from the Microsoft Store
- Press the Windows + S keys and type store.
- Select Microsoft Store from the list of results.
- When the Microsoft Store opens, type Netflix in the search box.
- Select the Netflix app from the list of results.
- Now click Get to download the Netflix app.
Install the latest version of the Silverlight plugin
- Go to Netflix.com.
- Select any movie or show and play it.
- Select Install Now.
- Select Save File. If you can’t find the file, look for the .exe file in the Downloads folder.
- Select Run.
- Select Install Now.
- Click Close.
- Open your browser again.
- Restart Netflix.
- Go to Netflix.com/clearcookies to delete Netflix cookies.
- You will be logged out of your account and redirected to the home page.
- Log back in.
- Try playing your show or movie in full-screen mode.
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