Netflix Error Code F7053 1803: What It is and How to Fix it?

 In the long list of Netflix errors, the Netflix error code F7053 1803 is experienced only by Firefox users. The error occurs on both Windows and Mac systems.

The message along with the error reads:

“Sorry, we’re having trouble with your request. Please reload the page and try again.”

 If you’re looking for solutions to the F7053 error, read on.


What Causes the Netflix Error Code F7053 1803

The error code F7053 is specific to Firefox browser users. It can occur due to the following reasons.

Private Browsing: Netflix doesn’t work well with browsing in the Private Mode in Firefox. The content protection protocols Netflix uses against screen recording and other such preventive measures get disabled in private browsing. If you’re using a VPN, you’ll either have to switch to a more reliable VPN, or you’ll have to find ways to fix the proxy error on Netflix.

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Disabled Cache and Cookies: There are cookies and cache memory required for Netflix to function properly. If you have cookies disabled, you are likely to experience the error code F7053.

Browser Needs Update: With every new version of the browser, some settings, such as decoders and encryption software are updated. If you’re using a browser that’s not updated, you may experience the error.

Insufficient Space: Netflix requires 100MB of space on your hard drive for streaming. If you have less space available, you may experience the error F7053. Netflix requires this space to store temporary files to ensure smooth streaming. You’ll have to remove some data to create space in your hard disk.


How to Fix Netflix Error Code F7053 1803?

In order to fix the error F7053 1803, follow the solutions provided below.


Exit Private Browsing

A common cause of the error F7053 is when you’re streaming in private mode in Firefox. This happens because private mode doesn’t allow access to data that is required by Netflix for streaming.

In order to get rid of the error, the first thing to check is to see if you’re streaming in a private Firefox window. You can check this by looking for the purple private window sign on the top right of your screen. If you are using the private mode, you’ll have to switch to normal browsing and stream.


Update Firefox

 An older version of Firefox doesn’t have the latest encoders and decoders and encryption modules that are required for streaming. So, you’ll have to update your browser.

Follow the steps below to update your Firefox browser:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to Menu button on top right of your screen
  3. Go to Help
  4. Go to About Firefox
  5. Check if a new update is ready to install
  6. Choose the Restart to update Firefox option
  7. After your browser restarts, check if Netflix is working


Enable Cookies in Firefox

Netflix requires storage in cookies for proper functioning. The cookies are used to save temporary files while you are streaming. This helps keep the stream from buffering too much and makes it smoother.

Follow the steps below to enable cookies in your browser:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to Menu from top right of the screen
  3. Go to Options
  4. Go to Privacy & Security
  5. Go to History
  6. Select Remember History
  7. Restart Firefox
  8. Check if Netflix is working

Go to the next solution if you’re still encountering Error F7053 1803.


Clearing Netflix Cookies

Sometimes, it’s the cookies Netflix saves on your device that are corrupted. You’ll have to refresh just those.

To remove Netflix cookies, visit This link will remove all Netflix-related cookies stored on your browser.

After clearing cookies, try streaming Netflix again. If you’ll still getting the error, move on to the next solution.


Refresh Firefox

If you’re still here, and none of the previous solutions worked, it’s time for a hard reset of your Firefox browser.

Refreshing the browser will remove all temporary files, cookies, and cache memory. The Refresh Firefox option restores Firefox to factory settings.

Note: Refreshing doesn’t affect downloaded files, passwords, or bookmarks stored in your browser.

Follow the step below to Refresh Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to Menu from top left of the screen
  3. Go to Help
  4. Click Troubleshooting Information
  5. Go to Refresh Firefox
  6. Click Refresh Firefox
  7. Restart Firefox
  8. Upon being prompted choose Restore all windows and tabs to restore your data
  9. Check if Netflix is working now



We’re positive after following the solutions above you’ll be rid of the Netflix error code F7053 1803.

Happy Streaming!

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