Netflix streaming problems hit the popular video watching service as of Christmas Eve 2012. Apparently, the issues were related to Amazon's Web Services, which is ironic as the two services compete. Now many are wondering if the service is still down for Christmas day.
A report from The Verge indicates the problem began around 1PM PT on Christmas Eve day, and "centered around the AWS center in Northern Virginia." The problem was related to Amazon's web service in terms of delivering the streaming content to Netflix. However, the issue only appeared to plague specific devices.
Netflix was quick to apologize for the issue on their Twitter, saying:
"We're sorry for the Christmas Eve outage. Terrible timing! Engineers are working on it now. Stay tuned to @Netflixhelps for updates."
As of today, some users o the service are reporting it appears to be working. However, the Amazon status page still indicates an issue taking place with servers in Northern Virginia. Some people may simply choose to use Amazon Instant Video, or another service to rent movies on Christmas day if they need to. Others could be upset as they attempt to test out the service for the first time.
Stay tuned as this could be a rough holiday for those getting those brand new blu-ray players, web TV's and other fancy tech devices that have Netflix streaming!
Do you use Netflix streaming service? If so, is the service working right now for you?