Netflix users will have to wait for sometime before they can catch up its online streaming services. Users have been facing problems of accessing both the site and the company's streaming services for quite some time.
TechCrunch reported that complaints about inability to access the site have been popping up since 5:23 pm PST according to one user and the website currently displays the above service down message (Netflix on the Wii and the iPad is still working apparently).
This has fuelled speculation among users as to whether this is a part of the recent cyber attacks that have targeted companies like Sony and Sega.
With over 23.6 million users in the US and Canada, Netflix is a leading provider of on-demand internet streaming video. It allows users to instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streaming over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs at $7.99 a month.
Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii and Sony's PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theater systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV.
This temporary outage came at a time when the company pulled Sony movies from its online streaming services owing to a temporary contract issue between Sony and Starz.
In a blog post on Friday, Pauline Fischer, VP of Content Acquisition of Netflix mentioned that You may have noticed that Sony movies through StarzPlay are not currently available to watch instantly...while these two valued partners work through their differences, we hope you are enjoying the wide variety of new movies and TV shows added daily.