Netflix Progress Bar Keeps Popping Up? [Working Fix]

Netflix progress bar keeps popping up and making you want to jump off a cliff? Lol.. I totally understand that feeling.


Yeah! I do.

Just as we all find pop-ups annoying, the sight of a repeated progress bar popping up while watching Netflix can as well be distressful.

If any of these sounds like the problems you’re facing
– Netflix progress bar keeps popping up
– Netflix status bar keeps popping up
– Netflix time bar keeps popping up
– The progress bar keeps popping up on Netflix

Then this guide should help do the fix.

In this article, is a working Netflix popping progress bar fix

But just before diving straight in, here are some stuff not everyone knows.

The whole Netflix hype – What’s up with it?

Sure, you already know what Netflix does. If you’re reading this and you don’t have a clue on how Netflix works then you may want to check out this detailed article on What is Netflix? 

Founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, Netflix is a streaming service that allows users to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, documentaries, movies, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices.

The California based company having being existing for quite some time now (about 20 years) provides users with unlimited viewing of content without having to watch commercials in between. With more Tv shows and movies added every month, there’s pretty much something new to discover.

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With a debut of its first series, Lilyhammer in 2012, Netflix made its official entrance into the content-production industry. And according to statistics, Netflix currently has over 125 million users, with 56.71 million in the United States alone.

Though Netflix content tends to change over time and may vary by region, Netflix has an extensive global content library.


Popular Questions People Ask – How Do I Watch Netflix?

Streaming on Netflix isn’t rocking science; you can practically stream Netflix anywhere and anytime with pretty much any device.

Generally, you can instantly watch stream Netflix through any internet-connected device that offers the Netflix app, including tablet, smartphones, smart TVs, game consoles and streaming media players.

In terms of subscription and how much data Netflix consumes. Netflix offers a FREE month trial for new customers. By signing up for a Netflix account, you instantly get access to the complete Netflix catalog of movies and TV shows (for a month, though this is only available to some regions.

But in case Netflix’s free month trial isn’t available in your region, you can choose either of the three membership plan; Basic, Standard, and Premium.

NetFlix Membership Plans

Netflix Basic Plan ($7.99):
With Netflix Basic Plan, you can watch on 1 screen at a time (Standard Definition)

Netflix Standard Plan ($10.99):
With Netflix Standard Plan, you can watch on 2 screens at the same time (High Definition when available)

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Netflix Premium Plan($12.99):
With Netflix Premium Plan, you can watch on 4 screens at the same time (this plan includes High Definition and Ultra High Definition when available)

There’s also Netflix DVD Plan. Quite unfortunate it’s only available in the US.
With this plan, US customers can sign up for a DVD-only plan, or add DVDs to their current streaming plan.

There’s so much more to Netflix if you’ve been a subscriber you’d understand quite well.

Without further adore, let’s get that pop up out of the way.

Netflix Progress Bar Keeps Popping Up. Here’s A Working Fix

When streaming videos from Netflix, you usually see the progress bar whenever you move your mouse but if you notice the video controls/progress bar popping up and disappear repeatedly in interval without you practically touching your mouse then…

You should breathe a breath of relief cos this will do the fix.

Usually, when I face a similar  problem on my device, my technical senses tell me to do either or all of these

– Clearing cookies
– Reinstalling browsers
– Running Malwarebytes Anti-malware
– Unplugging the mouse/restarting without the mouse plugged in

But sometimes, even after trying, neither of them do solve the problem successfully.

For a poping progress bar on Netflix, there’s a way out.

Quick Question: What actually makes Netflix progress bar keep popping up?

In most cases, the issue is caused by Dish Network’s “DishAnywhere” processes running (probably unknown to you) in the background of your computer even when not in use.

If you had installed Dish AnyWhere on your computer before now, then you may want to disable it from running in the background.

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By removing or terminating any running DishAnywhere process from startup, the Netflix progress bar would stop popping up on your browser.

How to check and remove DishAnyWhere from running in the background

There various ways to check applications running in the background but in this guide, we’ll be using Task Manager.

Using Task Manager

Step 1: Open up Task Manager

To open up Task Manager, press “Ctrl + Alt + Delete”  and then choose “Task Manager”. Alternatively, you can press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to directly open task manager.

Step 2: Locate Background application/processes

Once the Task Manager opens, click on “Processes” and then scroll down to see Background application/processes. Task Manager will show you the memory capacity consumed by each process.

All you have to do is locate Dish network’s “dish anywhere” in the background processes. Click on it and end task. This should do the trick.

Now, you can go ahead and watch all you can on Netflix without some annoying pop-up ‘commercials’. (lol)

If this works for you, kindly share to help keep it relevant.

… and most importantly to help folks who still want to jump off a cliff because Netflix progress bar keeps popping up

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