Netflix has gone offline on Saturday afternoon, a day after the company made its new Marvel TV series Luke Cage available to stream.
The outage appears to have started around 3:00PM Eastern time for United States and UK customers. According to a tweet from Netflix’s customer service feed, the company is working to fix the outage.
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
There’s no word yet on what caused the outage. This isn’t the first time that the service has gone down under heavy loads: in 2012, the service was unreachable during Christmas eve due to an issue with Amazon Web Services.
Needless to say, everyone looking forward to the weekend to watch Luke Cage is going to have to wait a bit longer, and people aren’t happy about it:
"Oh boy, time to start Luke Cage!"
*goes to Netflix*
*Netflix is down* pic.twitter.com/PkVVG20Qsq
— James Whitbrook (@Jwhitbrook) October 1, 2016
— Matt Arnold (@matma) October 1, 2016
— Kelly Bauer (@BauerJournalism) October 1, 2016
NETFLIX IS DOWN AND WE JUST WANT TO WATCH NEW LUKE CAGE pic.twitter.com/HbkfKtOEqP
— Gerard Groves (@GerardGroves) October 1, 2016
— Chad Wago (@chad_wago) October 1, 2016