How to Fix Netflix ‘Sorry You’ve Used All Your Temporary Codes’ Error Message

Watching Netflix while you’re on a trip is a great way to pass the time and keep boredom at bay. But what if you suddenly encounter the error message “Sorry You’ve Used All Your Temporary Codes” just when the film you’re watching is reaching its climax?

Unfortunately, this problem Netflix has become one of the common complaints among users, travelers or not. If you’re having the same issue, here are a few workarounds you can try to get rid of this annoying error message.

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Best Solutions to Resolve Netflix ‘Sorry You’ve Used All Your Temporary Codes’ Error Message

Here are ways on how you can resolve the Netflix error. You can try each of the solution one at a time and check if it works for you.

Cast Netflix to a TV

One of the simplest solutions for the “Sorry You’ve Used All Your Temporary Codes” error message is to try to cast it from your tablet or PC to your TV. It’s because most of the time, you can still access the Netflix on your PC or smartphone even if the error shows up on your TV.

You can use HDMI, a third-party program, or Chromecast to cast your screen to a TV.

Limit Sharing of Your Netflix Account

You can only reason out that you are traveling to get rid of this error message as long as you share your account with just one person. Abusing this feature will only urge Netflix to crack down on the rest of your accounts that aren’t labeled as household.

It’s also important to remember that Netflix seems to have limited the temporary access codes to two a month, with the codes working for two weeks.

Switch to Apple TV

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Some users have reported that they only encountered the error message when they were using their Samsung TV’s built-in app. However, streaming went back to normal when they launched Netflix on their Apple TV.

Although there is no guarantee how long this solution works, or whether it is applicable for everyone, you can also try doing the same. Switch from your smart TV to your Apple TV and vice-versa if you have the said hardware.

Pay Extra on Netflix Plan to Add More Users 

While most users wouldn’t welcome this idea, you can also try to spend more to have one more user added to your plan if you’re getting the “Sorry You’ve Used All Your Temporary Codes” error message. Once you do so, a link will be sent to the new user and they can use the provided login credentials to access your Netflix account.

Use a Mobile Device to Stream Netflix

Your tablet, PC, or TV may experience errors if you use your Netflix Household account when traveling since the TV itself is not a Household device. You may be able to get rid of the error if you stream Netflix with a mobile device. Just use your account credentials and log in to Netflix on your mobile device.

Be Patient and Wait for Netfix to Fix the Issue

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Last, but not least, is to just let things go for now and just wait until the month passes. After the expiration of the initial 30 days, your Netflix Household account should be able to provide you with new codes.

No one wants their Netflix experience to be interrupted by an error message like “Sorry You’ve Used All Your Temporary Codes.” The workarounds above may help you get rid of the problem sooner rather than later.

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Eddie Mendoza
Eddie Mendoza
With a Bachelor’s degree in IT, Eddie has a natural knack for troubleshooting gadget issues. With more than 10 years of blogging experience under his belt, writing and publishing articles for streaming and related services is one of his main act. When not on his computer, you can find him tinkering his guitars.



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