How to Reset a Netflix Account on Xbox

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How to Reset a Netflix Account on Xbox
DVDs from the video store are a thing of the past with streaming video on game consoles. (dvd image by dinostock from

Streaming movies on your television through a gaming console is one of the more attractive features of online video game systems for the non-gaming population. While people can link their Netflix accounts to computers and cell phones, until Netflix streaming devices were made for televisions, watching streaming media was generally limited to a one- or two-person experience. With Xbox and other systems streaming to televisions, you can watch thousands of videos with your friends and family at the click of a button without ever getting off the sofa.

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  1. 1

    Log in to your Netflix account on your computer.

  2. 2

    Click on "Your Account and Help" in the upper-right corner of the window.

  3. 3

    Scroll down to the section titled "Watching Instantly On Your TV or Computer" and click the button that says "Manage Netflix ready devices and computers."

  4. 4

    Locate your Xbox 360 on the list of activated devices and click "Deactivate."

  5. 5

    Return to the "Your Account and Help" page and locate the button that says "Activate Your Netflix Ready Device." It will ask you to input a code that will be generated on your Xbox shortly.

  6. 6

    Select the Netflix icon in the Video Marketplace menu on your Xbox 360. Since you are already a Netflix member and are simply resetting your account sync, select "Yes, I am."

  7. 7

    Write down the activation code that appears on your television screen or if you have a laptop, just copy it into the activation code box on your computer screen.

  8. 8

    Enter the activation code provided by the Xbox into the yellow box on the Netflix screen on your computer. Click "Activate."

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