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For some, Netflix is dark on Friday night due to weather related problems with EC2 servers

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For some, Netflix is dark on Friday night due to weather related problems with EC2 servers
Some Netflix subscribers are without their streaming video on Friday night thanks to the weather in Virginia. Yes, Virginia, not only is there a Santa Claus, but Amazon's ElasticCompute Cloud servers are in the State and are lacking power because of the weather. Other sites affected include Instagram and Pinterest. Netflix has taken to its Twitter account to admit that there is a problem and that they are working on it. This is the second time this month that the servers have gone down.

Instagram users are also having problems with the app Friday night

Instagram users are also having problems with the app Friday night

If you are having problems accessing Netflix, Instagram or Pinterest, don't worry about it. It sounds like it's just a matter of waiting for the storm to pass and getting the appropriate servers back on-line. If you need to watch a movie on your mobile device, there are some free movie apps or YouTube where you might be able to find a decent movie in the public domain.

If you're a subscriber to Netflix or some other apps and are having trouble accessing them late Friday or early Saturday, let us know by dropping (or softly placing) your comments in the box below.

source: Netflix via VentureBeat

Netflix users might not be able to use the service on their smartphone Friday night
Netflix users might not be able to use the service on their smartphone Friday night

Netflix users might not be able to use the service on their smartphone Friday night



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posted on 30 Jun 2012, 02:39

1. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


OH GOD!!! I CANT WATCH TOP GEAR!!! OR FLCL!!! Ah screw it. bars just let out. thats more entertaining to watch anyways.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 03:27

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i can confirm that Instagram is down. D:

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 03:39 1

3. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


Ew what's with that picture? Who in the hell would be watching Netflix off their iPhones? I for one would not want to become Asian by having my eyes permanently squint from viewing that tiny screen.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 08:15

5. Quezdagreat (Posts: 411; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


If that is you on that picture, your eyes already look retarded

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 06:16

4. exidor01 (Posts: 8; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)


Nice racist comment Mr Crowley. Netflix is dark everyday with lack of material to watch.

posted on 30 Jun 2012, 08:35 1

6. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)


I was in the middle of how I met your mother when mine cut out.

posted on 01 Jul 2012, 13:43 1

7. LOLpple (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


This is the epitome of first world problems.

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