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Netflix is BACK for thousands hit by an outage

Netflix is BACK: Streaming platform experienced slow or interrupted service for an hour that impact thousands of users worldwide

  • Netflix went down for thousands of users worldwide as of Monday 3pm ET
  • Many users were having issues with Netflix’s desktop website, followed by the app and some could not access the platform at all
  • Users were experiencing from slow service to none at all -depending on their location


Netflix is back online after experiencing an outage Monday that impacted thousands of users across the globe.

More than half of the issue reports cited problems with the streaming service’s website.

The outage hit around 3pm ET in the US, along with other countries like China, where it is only available with a VPN, Canada and many others in Europe.

However, users were experiencing from slow service to none at all -depending on their location.

Although the service is back for a majority of Netflix customers, some users are still experiencing choppy service. 

 

Netflix is down for thousands across the globe, with more than half of reports stating issues with the streaming service’s website. The outage appears to have hit around 3pm ET in the US, along with other countries like China, Canada and many in Europe

Netflix was not loading properly on a Monday afternoon, forcing thousands who are still working from home to log out of their accounts and actually do work.

Many users were struggling with video streaming, some cannot watch their favorite shows in the app and  a small portion of customers cannot access the service at all.

It is not clear what impacted Monday’s outage. Down Detector, a website that monitors online services, showed more than 1,500 issue reports in the US alone at the peak of the outage.

However, about an hour after the reports took a dramatic dip to just a little over 500.  

Many customers flocked to Twitter to check if others were having issues with the streaming platform and to share their frustrations of the outage

Many customers flocked to Twitter to check if others were having issues with the streaming platform and to share their frustrations of the outage

However, Netflix's support site has shown no issues with the service - even though thousands reported issues with it

However, Netflix’s support site has shown no issues with the service – even though thousands reported issues with it

Many customers flocked to Twitter to check if others were having issues with the streaming platform and to share their frustrations of the outage.

However, Netflix’s support site has shown no issues with the service – even though thousands reported issues with it.

Users shared specific error codes on Down Detector, one being tvq-st-145, which means a network connectivity issue is preventing your device from reaching Netflix.

While others were seeing error code ui-113 that means there is information stored on the user’s device that needs to be refreshed in order for Netflix to work properly. 

Many users were struggling with video streaming, some cannot watch their favorite shows in the app (pictured) and a small portion of customers cannot access the service at all

Many users were struggling with video streaming, some cannot watch their favorite shows in the app (pictured) and a small portion of customers cannot access the service at all

Netflix has made headlines recently, not for an outage, but for the success of its  Squid Game that is the platform’s most popular original series.

The nine-episode thriller, in which cash-strapped contestants play childhood games with deadly consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won ($A52 million), became an international hit when it launched last month. 

On Monday, a Bloomberg report revealed Squid is estimated to be worth almost $900 million ($A1.2 billion) for the streaming giant.

Netflix has made headlines recently, not for an outage, but for the success of its Squid Game (pictured) that is the platform's most popular original series

Netflix has made headlines recently, not for an outage, but for the success of its Squid Game (pictured) that is the platform’s most popular original series

According to the report, about 132 million people had watched at least two minutes of the show in its first 23 days, easily breaking the record set by Stranger Things – Netflix said 40.7 million member accounts worldwide had viewed the the show, the fastest an original had ever amassed such a big audience.

Squid Game is the first Korean drama to snatch the top spot on Netflix in the US, and has even spurred interest among people in learning Korean.

In China, where Netflix is unavailable without a VPN, a Beijing bakery has introduced a Squid Game-themed confection-making challenge in its store.

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