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Internet loses its collective mind as Netflix goes dark

Posted at 4:27 PM, Oct 01, 2016

Those looking to enjoy a lazy afternoon on Netflix were rudely interrupted by widespread outages on Saturday.

Netflix customer service tweeted that the website was “aware of streaming issues” and was  “quickly working to solve them” at about 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

That didn’t sit well with many of Netflix’s 126 million subscribers, many of whom shared their frustrations on social media throughout the afternoon.







Netflix’s outage came just days after the service debuted its newest series, superhero anthology Luke Cage.





Netflix has not yet provided an update as to why the service was unavailable Saturday afternoon, but as of 5:15 it appears that service had returned to some devices.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.