Goodbye Netflix White Screen on FireTV
My FireTV kept showing me a white screen when loading Netflix.
I tried to reboot it, but the white screen kept coming up.
I deleted the Netflix app cache, with no good results either. On different forums I read that the solution included factory defaulting (hard reset) my FireTV.
I was not in the mood.
I reinstalled the Netflix App and finally the white screen dissapeared. Only to return some days later. I was definitely upset with my FireTV.
New Netflix app and FireTV system update
A couple of days ago, I found out that my FireTV was autoupdated into latest firmware from amazon.
This update is called 188.8.131.52_user_514006420 and was needed in order for the newest Netflix app to work. If you already rooted your FireTV, and thus are blocking the autoupdate feature, you may download a pre-rooted version of this new firmware by searching for the link and discussion on the original XDA-Developers forum thread.
I also found out this new Netflix app, which is quite better than the original which came with my FireTV. Just search for it, if you do not have it installed; It gets rid of the white screen and also looks gorgeous.
The only caveat: The new Netflix app, apparently needs the latest FireTV Update (which should have been pushed into your device automatically by this time).
What about XBMC ?
I read somewhere that the latest FireTV update “breaks” XBMC on your FireTV. So I did test it, only to find XBMC loading and working as usual.