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Netflix fixes an outage that affected people around the world

Key Points
  • At least 1,000 users reported issues loading shows and movies on the platform across the U.S. and Europe, according to DownDetector.
  • Twitter users reported experiencing the problem across Asia as well.
  • Netflix says the problem has been resolved.
Reed Hastings, chairman, president and CEO of Netflix Inc.
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Netflix said Thursday it has fixed an outage that affected users around the world earlier in the day.

At least 1,000 users reported issues loading shows and movies on the platform throughout the U.S. and Europe, according to DownDetector. Twitter users reported experiencing the problem across Asia as well.

"Some of our members were unable to use Netflix for approximately two hours today," a Netflix spokesperson said. "This issue has now been fixed. We're sorry for the inconvenience this caused."

Users hoping to stream content were instead confronted with an error message that read, "Cannot play title. Please try again later."

"We are currently experiencing issues streaming on all devices," read a statement on Netflix's help center, which has now been revised to say, "Netflix is up!"

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