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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday June 13, @09:06AM   Printer-friendly
from the RIP-net-neutrality dept.

Binge-watchers were at the receiving end of a cruel joke yesterday as they arrived home after a hectic day’s work – Netflix (NFLX) was down – and it sent the whole world into a tizzy. Only an error message displayed on both the app and the website that read: Netflix error: this title is not available to watch instantly.

In spite of witnessing an exponential increase in the number of ardent followers, Netflix had so far managed to prevent its servers from any major disruptions. That is, until yesterday, when it saw its largest global outage. The video-streaming platform has previously suffered minor outages on April 19, May 9 and May 24 this year.

We are aware of members having trouble streaming on all devices. We are investigating the issue and appreciate your patience.

— Netflix CS (@Netflixhelps) June 11, 2018

[...] As per Down Detector website, complaints peaked at around 5PM ET and half an hour later, Netflix acknowledged the outage on its Twitter channel that they are aware of the issue. The issue was sorted out by 7PM ET, when the company tweeted, “The streaming issues we reported earlier have now been resolved. Thank you for your patience, and as always, happy streaming!”


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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by jdavidb on Wednesday June 13, @01:58PM (4 children)

    by jdavidb (5690) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13, @01:58PM (#692329) Homepage Journal
    This is not Netflix's first major outage. Does nobody remember the great Christmas 2012 outage when Amazon's AWS servers went down and took Netflix with them?
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by DannyB on Wednesday June 13, @02:28PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13, @02:28PM (#692339)

    That was so long ago, who could possibly remember.

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    • (Score: 2) by jdavidb on Thursday June 14, @11:59PM

      by jdavidb (5690) Subscriber Badge on Thursday June 14, @11:59PM (#693261) Homepage Journal
      No kidding; today's kids using Netflix weren't even born then!
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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @03:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 13, @03:22PM (#692357)

    Does nobody remember the great Christmas 2012 outage when Amazon's AWS servers went down and took Netflix with them?

    So that was what the Maya were warning about?

  • (Score: 5, Touché) by Snow on Wednesday June 13, @03:49PM

    by Snow (1601) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13, @03:49PM (#692378) Journal

    Ahh, but the great thing about the cloud is you can blame major catastrophic failures on someone else, so they don't really count.