Globally, many people are social distancing or in their homes under shelter in place orders because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Because of this, many people are watching streaming services, and the surge of people may have been too much for Netflix to handle in many places. Some are finding they cannot access the service.
DownDetector is reporting massive issues with the streaming service, which began to surge at approximately 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. While things seem to be getting back to normal–roughly an hour later–many people on Twitter are still reporting that the site is down. DownDetector’s global map has revealed a plethora of reported issues in Europe, which you can see in the map below.
Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, and England–mainly surrounding London–seem to be hit the hardest by the interruption issues. Stateside, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago have the most problems accessing content.
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