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posted by Fnord666 on Wednesday June 13 2018, @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: 3, Funny) by frojack on Wednesday June 13 2018, @06:18PM (2 children)

    by frojack (1554) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13 2018, @06:18PM (#692439) Journal

    I, who long ago exhausted Netflix's library,...

    Sorry, you haven't been alive that long. You lie.

    No, you are mistaken. I've always had this sig.
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  • (Score: 2) by nobu_the_bard on Wednesday June 13 2018, @07:01PM

    by nobu_the_bard (6373) on Wednesday June 13 2018, @07:01PM (#692475)

    Maybe they were only interested in a tiny subset of the library.

  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday June 13 2018, @07:03PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 13 2018, @07:03PM (#692476) Journal

    Hmm, yes, well, i'm not interested in the 5 seasons of "Charmed" and i lost all interest in "Lost" after the second season. Also, Netflix helped me exhaust its library by dramatically shrinking it...

    Washington DC delenda est.