Online Video Steven Kippel on 22 Mar 2011

Netflix instant streaming down temporarily

Netflix instant streaming down temporarily

Netflix instant streaming is down right now. No word on when it will be back up.

Visiting the Netflix website brings up the following announcement:

We’re sorry, the Netflix website and the ability to instantly watch movies are both temporarily unavailable.

However, our shipping centers are continuing to send and receive DVDs so your order is in process as usual.

Our engineers are working hard to bring the site and ability to watch instantly back up as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and, again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need further assistance, please call us at 1-877-445-6064.

I captured this screen shot:


Service may not be down in all areas, as Netflix uses a decentralized network of servers to deliver content quickly. But it certainly is down for me.

It seems like this has been days in the making. Over the past several days while I was watching instant movies, the video would stop to buffer. Last night was atrocious with the movie stopping every few seconds to buffer. I even got a few “cannot connect to Netflix” error messages.

Let’s hope this is very temporary and we’re back up soon.

4 Responses to “Netflix instant streaming down temporarily”

  1. on 22 Mar 2011 at 6:21 PM 1.NjA said …

    We’re down here in the Great White North.

  2. on 23 Mar 2011 at 10:11 AM 2.Steven Kippel said …

    It latest at least 2 hours.

    Unfortunate considering the outage was prime-time TV time in much of North America.

  3. on 22 May 2011 at 7:42 PM 3.Lucy95126 said …

    Netflix is down in San Jose. All I get is a “retrieving” message. I have had spotty service all weekend long as well.

  4. on 22 May 2011 at 9:40 PM 4.Tara said …

    It’s down here in Seattle, as well. Maybe it got raptured?

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