Netflix’s new Marvel crime drama Luke Cage premiered at midnight today. Its slogan is “Time to break down barriers,” but it has also broken down Netflix, which experienced outages across North America and Europe on Saturday afternoon and evening, according to DownDetector.com‘s map and many irritated Twitter users.
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
Today was also the premiere of another high-profile new Netflix show, the true-crime doc Amanda Knox, making this particularly awkward timing. Twitter, of course, is freaking out.
— Joanna Langier (@JoannaLangier) October 1, 2016
netflix is down and I immediately checked twitter to make sure it wasn’t just me
— k (: (@luminatehes) October 1, 2016
netflix is down which means i could fulfill my responsibilities but instead i’ll just keep refreshing until its back up
— julia (@brievikander) October 1, 2016
— Sanjit Atwal (@SanjitAtwal) October 1, 2016
— Kelly Bauer (@BauerJournalism) October 1, 2016
— fab roc (@kurlsxkreole) October 1, 2016
SPIN was briefly able to load the home page at 4:11 p.m. ET, but it soon crashed again. Get well soon, Netflix.