Netflix experienced an extended outage this Tuesday afternoon, with users reporting on Twitter that it went down around 3:40pm PT, according to Downdetector.com. Netflix’s website remained inaccessible for a little over an hour, and streaming on mobile devices didn’t work either. Netflix acknowledged the outage on Twitter:
But a little over an hour after the first reports came in, Netflix managed to get back online:
Netflix has been working hard to make its cloud-based infrastructure more resilient. Last fall, the company’s service managed to stay online despite Amazon rebooting 218 of its servers. However, even Netflix isn’t immune to extended outages. On Christmas eve of 2012, Netflix went down for the count due to a 23 hour AWS outage, and didn’t completely recover until the next day.
This post was updated several times as more information became available.