Netflix appears to be having a possible service disruption

Many users report being unable to access the video streaming site in a sporadic outage that seems to have been happening off-and-on for the last hour.

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Netflix appears to be having some connectivity issues across the US. Several Netflix users have reported getting a "technical difficulties" message when they tried to log onto the video streaming service Thursday evening, according to Web monitoring site isitdownrightnow.com.

When some users attempt to sign in they're apparently getting the message, "We are having technical difficulties and actively working on a fix. Please try again in a few minutes."

Other users are getting a message saying only some videos are available, "We're currently experiencing a technical issue. While we get things back to normal, some features aren't available -- but you can play select titles on this page."

According to monitoring service downforeveryoneorjustme.com, Netflix is having service disruptions. Similarly, monitoring site isitdownrightnow.com reports that Netflix is currently experiencing a "possible service disruption." However, monitoring service websitedown.com is reporting that the video streaming service is up and working.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, people have been reporting outages for the last hour or so. For example, Breanne Romero tweeted, "of course the one night that I don't have anything to do, netflix is having technical issues #mylife."

It's unclear what exactly is causing the current outage. When CNET contacted Netflix, a company spokesperson said, "We are aware that some of our members are having trouble streaming and are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Roughly two hours after the technical issues appeared to have begun, it seems Netflix has fixed the problem. As of around 8 p.m. PT, the streaming service appears to be back working and a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that the issue has been resolved.

Updated at 8:05 p.m. PT with status of the service disruption.

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Dara Kerr, a freelance journalist based in the Bay Area, is fascinated by robots, supercomputers and Internet memes. When not writing about technology and modernity, she likes to travel to far-off countries.

 

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