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

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.

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



1. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

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

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i can confirm that Instagram is down. D:

3. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 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.

5. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

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

4. exidor01

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

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

6. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

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

7. LOLpple

Posts: 86; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

This is the epitome of first world problems.

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