If you tried to watch Netflix last night, you might have experience issues due to a 4 hours long Netflix service outage. Today, Netflix announced on their website that the service is up and running again.
The outage and length is particularly annoying if you cut the cable cord and rely on Netflix to provide entertainment at a touch of a button. Fortunately, there were only two such occurrences in the last six months and, after all, cable companies are experiencing issues as well.
Netflix was working hard to resolve the issue, illustrated by their tweet around 12:00AM Pacific Time announcing the fix. I am also pretty sure affected customers will get an e-mail containing apologies and probably some service credit as well.
Netflix continues to grow in size and some time technical issues are unavoidable. Not too long ago, the streaming company passed the 20 million subscribers mark, eats over 20% of the Internet traffic during their peak time and recently made a deal for original content – “House of Cards,” television series and political thriller from Executive Producer David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey for which they paid over 100 million dollars covering 26 initial episodes.