I tried watch a movie tonight on Netflix on my Windows 7 Media Center box only to be greeted with the following error:
Authorization Failure Our apologies - We could not authenticate your request.
I tried several of the fixes posted in these threads but the only fix that worked for me was this:
- Exit Media Center
- Open Internet Explorer and click Tools and then Internet Options.
- Click the Delete button – check all of the check-boxes and then click the Delete button. Click OK.
- Browse to http://www.netflix.com and sign in.
- Close Internet Explorer
At this point I started Media Center again and when I clicked on the Netflix icon I was prompted for my Netflix credentials. The only problem was that the Netflix application would not allow me to type anything in to the user-name or password fields.
So I closed Media Center and then opened Internet Explorer again and opened the Netflix site again.
I closed Internet Explorer and opened Media Center again – this time I got a pop-up from the Netflix application regarding authentication – so I clicked OK and then it worked.
Apparently Netflix are talking to Microsoft about the issue so lets hope that they sort it out soon.