Is Netflix down? The answer is here:
Monday’s disturbance of the streaming platform affected thousands of users worldwide, including those in the United States and the United Kingdom. The majority of users have since been able to resume accessing Netflix.
User-reported errors commenced to surface on Monday evening at 5:52 pm ET, experiencing an initial surge.
At approximately 6:22 pm ET, reports peaked at approximately 17,000, according to the outage monitoring website Downdetector.com.
Reports came from users accessing the platform through various devices, including Roku smart TVs, Sony PlayStation, and Xbox, located in cities worldwide, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Users’ social media posts contain images that indicate the application became entangled in a recurring loop, requiring users to validate their broadband connection speed and network connection.
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Netflix informed Reuters via email that “unexpected technical issues” were affecting a subset of its users without providing detailed information.
The streaming colossus has updated its status page with a green checkmark, indicating that the service is once again operational. This suggests that the issue has been resolved.
“At this time, there are no disturbances to our streaming service,” the Netflix status page states, although it does acknowledge that service outages do occur on uncommon occasions.
A year ago, the live stream of a special reunion episode of the hit dating program Love Is Blind on the platform commenced one hour later than planned, generating considerable controversy.
Netflix subscribers received a loading screen with low-quality music and the message, “At this time, we are having difficulties playing this particular title,” during the scheduled time of the special performance.
An entire hour had passed before the reunion could commence.
Nearly 75 minutes after the scheduled start time, it was disclosed that the special episode was no longer available for viewing.
Because of the technical difficulty, Netflix issued an apology “to everyone who stayed up late, awoke early, and sacrificed their Sunday afternoon.”
Subsequently, the streaming behemoth revealed that the technical issue had been introduced unintentionally while its engineering team attempted to implement adjustments intended to enhance the performance of the streaming platform.