Netflix Suffers Major Outage
Posted on October 21, 2010Netflix suffered a major outage today. Consumers can get pretty angry if you have an outage and you provide an all-you-watch subscription service like Netflix does.
PCMag.com notes that Netflix's outage comes "one day after Netflix said it was thinking about launching a streaming-only option in the U.S. in the fourth quarter."Netflix acknowledged the trouble in its own Twitter post at about 4:30 p.m. ET, but didn't explain what the problem was or when the service would be available again. In an update posted at about 7:15 p.m. ET, the company said video streaming was working again on most devices, but warned some people still might have difficulty getting on the website.
NewTeeVee was tracking the Netflix apocalypse throughout the day. The outage become intermittent this afternoon before Netflix finally found the problem and fixed it.