Streaming service reportedly suffering widespread outages in the U.S — Netflix down

  • Streaming service reportedly suffering widespread outages in the U.S — Netflix down

Streaming service reportedly suffering widespread outages in the U.S — Netflix down

Netflix is down across most parts of the US right now.

"Some of our members in the USA and Europe were unable to use Netflix via our website for around an hour this morning", a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement to Variety, sent at about 1:35 p.m. ET.

People reporting issues are mostly from USA regions, including the Northeast and Southern California, both of which include areas in lockdowns due to the coronavirus. Subscribers in the Northeast, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Texas have all logged problems, with 41% of saying they are receiving a "no connection" error. According to DownDetector, connectivity issues started spiking just after 12:30 p.m. ET.

Streaming service Netflix Inc has fixed a temporary outage that affected some users in the United States and United Kingdom on Wednesday, the company said. In a tweet responding to a customer reporting an error message, Netflix's customer-support team said, "We are now looking into this situation and working towards a fix".

As more and more folks are kept at home due to the coronavirus spread, streaming services have seen a boom in users. AT&T reported record high levels of traffic to Netflix, for instance, from March 21 through March 22.