It’s been a rainy afternoon for many on the northeast coast, and now, it’s a Netflix-less one, too. The only chill we’ve had has come from the weather.
All anyone wants to do on this dreary day is just watch some Luke Cage, but friends, Netflix is here to tell you that you can’t always get what you want.
At around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, the popular streaming service went kaput, and Downdetector, the trusty tool with which the internet monitors various outages, saw more than 7,000 posts from folks around the world complaining about their lack of binge-watching abilities.
It couldn’t have come at a worse time for Netflix, which just released a slew of much-anticipated original series and classic films — in addition to Luke Cage, other recent addition to the Netflix queue include A Cinderella Story, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Titanic, and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
At 3:25 ET, Netflix took to Twitter to acknowledge the problem, tweeting, “Hi all — we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them. We will update you when they are resolved.” There has been no update as of yet, and so naturally, the next best source of entertainment for the time being is Twitter itself, where the Netflix watchers of the world are expressing their frustrations.
Hi all – we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them. We will update you when they are resolved.
— Netflix CS (@Netflixhelps) October 1, 2016
— Mademoiselle K. (@Cierra_Mist_) October 1, 2016
But of course, this travesty couldn’t be suffered for too long, and at around 4:45 pm ET, Netflix happily informed the horrified hordes that its services were back up. And of course, it paid homage to its latest superhero in its announcement.
— Netflix US (@netflix) October 1, 2016
So enjoy the rest of your weekends, friends. Now that Netflix is back, we know you will.
Updated to reflect Netflix’s working status.