From what we know, this is the first Netflix outage in 2011, and for those who did not believe it to be a big issue, we can now tell you that Twitter confirms that the streaming service was down for 8 hours. That certainly is a long time to go without a service that users rely on so much, and the strange thing is, Netfix has not explained what the reason was for the downtime was. As far as we know, the last outage was back in October last year.
We cannot be certain what time the service went down, but we were informed by a number of our readers that it also affected things via the PS3 and the Roku box. PCMag learned that this was not all of the bad news, as it now seems that Netfilx is to scrap a number of its current shows from its Showtime service — things seem to be going from bad-to-worse.
Netflix seemed a little slow to reply to some of the tweets that was being sent to them on their official twitter page, and they cannot tell us that it was because they were working hard to resolve the issue — its not as if it would take all of them to fix the problem. They became aware of the issue, but did not seem to keep users in the loop, but at least they informed them that the service was finally up — as if they did not know themselves.
8 hours is a long time to go without Netflix, so how did this affect you? We would certainly like to know what you did with those eight hours without the use of the streaming service? Who knows, maybe this was the ideal time to spend a bit of time with the family and converse — lets not get stupid now?