At 10:11pm EST, Netflix tweeted that it was aware of problems across all devices in those three affected regions. By 10:54pm EST, another tweet from Netflix gave the all clear signal. This is such a competitive business now, that anytime one of the video streaming apps goes dark, there is fear among executives that a rival service might be grabbing customers.
And for those who don't mind watching obscure movies or television shows, Crackle is a free app. One of the shows offered by the latter is the highly acclaimed cop drama The Shield. Not all of the episodes are available, but hey, the site could come in handy on those nights when Netflix is down for longer than 43 minutes.
Netflix goes down...and then up again!
source: Netflix via Engadget