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Netflix down on Christmas Eve

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Netflix is down on Christmas Eve

Netflix is down on Christmas Eve

A problem with Amazon's AWS cloud infrastructure has brought down streaming video site Netflix. Actually, the site has been down since 4pm EST and Netflix has been tweeting all day with updates. According to Netflix Cloud Architect Adrian Cockroft, the outage is only on specific devices which were not named. This means that if you're Mark Cuban and you can't get Netflix to work on your Samsung phone, heck, it might just work on your Nokia Lumia model.

One of the latest updates from Netflix informs us that "We continue to experience increased errors for Elastic Load Balancing API calls in the US-EAST-1 region and continue to work towards resolution." You can follow the updates by viewing the Netflix Twitter page at the sourcelink. It might not be that exciting, but it certainly beats watching a black screen.

Have you guys have had any problem signing on to Netflix tonight? You can let us know by commenting in the box below. By the way, some are reporting that the service is working on PCs.

source: Netflix

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posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:46

1. papalenya (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Everything at my household is down and can't play Netflix since early this morning:
Roku 2
Logitech Google TV
Apple TV
iMac
Lenovo with Win 7
iPad2
Motorola Razr Maxx

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:47 14

2. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Spend some time with your family, give your dog dinner early, turn off your Iphone or Galaxy S3, eat too much food, open presents, tell some stories...

Maybe Netflix just taught us a little something about the holiday...

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:59 3

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2116; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


What about those of us who have no family? Sucks for us.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 04:15 7

13. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


find friends dude

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 08:08 6

16. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Watch porn, its free lmao

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 09:52

18. AstronautJones (Posts: 249; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


What if we wanted to watch some Christmas movies on Netflix? You know, asa family?

posted on 24 Dec 2012, 23:53

3. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Was watching Donnie Drako again (awesome movie) and everything was fine about 4 hours ago.. Now my PC shows that the email address I'm using is invalid! I've been using the same ID on Netflix for 6 months now.. Damn!

And the customer service page won't load at all

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 00:12

6. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Donnie Darko*.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 15:32

20. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


lol.. Typo

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 00:03

5. Fallin (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Netflix is working great for me. I'm watching Supercop right now.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 00:14 2

8. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Meet the cop that cant be stopped.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 00:13

7. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Down on my note 2.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 13:20

19. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Up and running again.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 01:01

10. babyboy14622 (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


no issues atm with my service

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 04:55

14. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


Christmas family party tonight!
8 Tablets
1 PS3
6-10 Smartphones
1 Media Player
All on my Asus WiFi Router, Couldn't be prouder of how it held up
21 Down, 2 up
Netflicks was working fine

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 07:34

15. housry23 (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jun 2012)


No Netflix on my PS3 last night.

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 17:18

21. Sdubb3 (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)


Worked fine on my Xbox 360 last night but EVO 4g and PCs were not.

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 12:55

24. Rayvelynn (Posts: 123; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I used Netflix last night & it worked just fine I have a HTC One S & Kindle Fire

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 19:22

25. KayPhl (Posts: 15; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Had problems on my Roku 2

posted on 26 Dec 2012, 20:26

26. downphoenix (Posts: 2287; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Netflix's servers are on Amazon AWS.

Amazon has an instant video competitor to Netflix for its Prime members.

Coincidence or advertisement for Amazon's service?

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