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Netflix goes down, Twitter blows up


NEW YORK — Saturday “bingewatchers” were put on hold when Netflix experienced a massive outage.

Beginning just before 1 p.m. MT, users took to Twitter to air their complaints. Downdetector — which monitors outage complaints online — reported more than 13,000 posts from users all over the world Saturday afternoon.

It was problematic timing for the streaming service, which posted a slate of new movies and TV shows on Saturday — including a few crowd favorites like “A Cinderella Story,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Titanic,” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

A popular new live action series about Marvel superhero Luke Cage also started streaming Friday.

So, Twitter lit up with users venting their frustrations using #netflixdown.

Netflix acknowledged the issue at about 1:30 pm. The company posted on its customer service Twitter account, saying “we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them.”

The system was back up by 4 p.m.