Netflix down on Christmas Eve

Netflix down on Christmas Eve
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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26 Comments

1. papalenya

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 24, 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

2. KFear

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 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...

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

13. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

find friends dude

16. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Watch porn, its free lmao

18. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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

3. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 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

6. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Donnie Darko*.

20. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

lol.. Typo

5. Fallin

Posts: 70; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

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

8. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Meet the cop that cant be stopped.

7. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Down on my note 2.

19. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Up and running again.

10. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

no issues atm with my service

14. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 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

15. housry23

Posts: 136; Member since: Jun 03, 2012

No Netflix on my PS3 last night.

21. Sdubb3

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

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

24. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

25. KayPhl

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Had problems on my Roku 2

26. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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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