How to Fix Netflix Error Code M7053-1803 on Chromium-Based Browsers

The Error Code M7053-1803 appears on Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Vivaldi, or opera when users attempt to stream content from Netflix. This problem is not OS specific as it’s confirmed to occur on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Netflix Error Code M7053-1803 on Chromium-based browsers

As it turns out, there are several different cases that might end up causing this particular error code in Netflix:

  • Corrupted temp cache – In most circumstances, this error will occur due to some type of bad data in the temp cache that ends up affecting Netflix’s ability to stream content. In this case, rebooting your computer will force your OS to clear the superficial temp files which might resolve the issue.
  • Bad browsing data – Another scenario that might end up causing this error code is badly cached browsing data. Since this has the potential of interfering with certain steaming actions in Netflix, ty clearing the browsing data in your Chromium browser.
  • Bad Netflix Cookie in the IndexedDB – The Indexed Databases can also be a viable culprit that will ultimately trigger this error. Typically, this occurs if you visit Netflix using a VPN or Proxy server before switching back to your regular network (in the same browsing session). In this case, you should be able to fix the problem by deleting the IndexedDB associated with Netflix from your browser settings.
  • Inconsistent browser settings – As it turns out, this problem can also occur due to some custom browser settings or installed extensions that ended up affecting your browser’s ability to stream content. In this case, try resetting the setting of your browser to the factory defaults and see if this ends up fixing the issue.

Method 1: Reboot your Computer

Before trying any of the other fixes, you should start simply by restarting your computer and wait for the next startup to complete in order to clear the temp cache. Do this and wait for the next startup to complete to see if it resolves the issue.

By restarting your computer, you are essentially forcing your OS to clear the temp files associated with the previous browsing session which might end up fixing the issue.

If you already did this with no success, move down to the next potential fix below.

Method 2: Clear Chromium Browsing Data

If the first fix didn’t work, you should turn your attention towards your browser cache. As some affected users have reported, it’s possible that some badly saved cookies or temp data related to Netflix end up interfering with your latest attempt at streaming content.

In case this scenario looks like it could be applicable, you should be able to fix the issue by clearing your Chromium browser’s cache.

Clearing browser cache or cookies can help.

Given the fact that every browser that might encounter this error code is based on Chrome, the instructions of clearing the cache left behind by Netflix is virtually identical.

In case you already cleared the cache and you’re still seeing the same Error Code M7053-1803, move down to the next method below.

Method 3: Deleting the Indexed Database

If none of the potential fixes above have worked for you, the next logical step would be to go ahead and delete the Indexed Database (IndexedDB) in your Chromium-based browser. This is a standard maintained by the World Wide Web consortium.

By deleting IndexedDB, you are essentially clearing the majority of temp files that might contribute to the apparition of the Error Code M7053-1803. 

If this scenario is applicable, follow the instructions below to delete the Indexed Database from Chrome’s settings menu:

Note: The steps below will work on any Chromium-based browser.

  1. Open your Chromium-based browser and paste the following address in the navigation bar and press Enter to access the Settings menu:
  2. Once you’re inside the Settings menu of your Chromium-based browser, scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Advanced to bring up the hidden settings menu.
  3. Next, scroll down to the Privacy and security menu, then click on Cookies and other site data.
  4. When you’re inside the Cookies and other data menu, scroll down through the list of items and click on See all cookies and site data. 
  5. Next, use the search function in the top-right corner to search for ‘netflix’.
  6. From the list of results, click on the Netflix entry that includes a Local storage sub-listing, then click on Local Storage from the next menu.
  7. Finally, click the Remove All button in the top-right corner. Next, confirm the operation and wait for it to complete.
  8. Restart your Chromium-based browser and see if the problem is now resolved.
Clearing the IndexedDB for Netflix

In case the same Error Code M7053-1803 is still occurring, move down to the next potential fix below.

Method 4: Resetting Chrome Settings

In case none of the fixes below have worked for you, you should go ahead and do a complete reset on your chromium-browser. While this operation will clear any custom preferences, installed extensions, and essentially revert your browser state to the default state, it’s will also clear the vast majority of inconsistent files and corrupted data that might be responsible for triggering this error.

Several affected users have confirmed that this operation was the only thing that allowed them to fix the M7053-1803 error code in Netflix and stream content normally.

Here’s a step by step guide that will walk you through the process of resetting the settings of your Chromium-based browser:

  1. Open up your browser and click on the action button in the top right section of the screen. Then, from the next menu, click on Settings.
  2. Inside the Settings menu, scroll all the way to the bottom of the screen and click on Advanced to make the advanced options visible.
  3. Next, scroll down through the advanced settings that you’ve just made visible and click on Restore settings to return your settings back to the original default (under Reset and Cleanup).
  4. Confirm the operation, then wait for the process to complete. Next, restart your Chromium-based browser and see if the problem is now resolved.
Resetting settings to the default on Chrome

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