Without any explanation as to what happened, users who tried to login to their Netflix accounts during the night were greeted with the following message:
“We’re sorry; the Netflix website is temporarily unavailable. Our shipping centers are continuing to send and receive DVDs, so your movies will be processed as usual. And you can still instantly watch movies via your Netflix ready device. Our engineers are working hard to bring the site back up as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and, again, we apologize for the inconvenience. If you need further assistance, please call us at 1-866-636-3079.”
I can’t imagine that a particular movie created a massive rush to the Netflix website since Netflix is notorious for not having new releases.
Odds are, Neflix had server issues that caused the site to go down.
Visiting Netflix.com now, everything seems to be back up and in working order.
Anyone still having problems?