Netflix is DOWN: Users in the UK and US complain of being unable to stream content through either the app or website

  • Netflix has suffered outage, with users saying they are unable to stream content
  • People in UK and US are among those affected, as well as those in Spain and Italy
  • The streaming giant has confirmed it is having problems and apologised to users
  • One viewer said: ‘Is netflix down? I got ”blocked” message and now an error’

Netflix has suffered an outage today, with users complaining of being unable to stream content through either the app or website.

People in the UK and US are among those affected, as well as those in several European countries, including Spain and Italy.

The streaming giant has confirmed it is having problems, but it has yet to confirm why.

In a statement on its server status website, Netflix said: ‘We are currently experiencing issues streaming on all devices.

‘We are working to resolve the problem. We apologise for any inconvenience.’

Problems: Netflix has suffered an outage today, with users complaining of being unable to stream content through either the app or website (stock image) 

According to the website Down Detector, which monitors such outages, the problems began at about 16:00 BST (11:00 ET).

More than 6,500 Netflix users have complained of experiencing issues trying to access the streaming company’s content. 

Confused subscribers took to Twitter to voice their frustrations about the outage, with  one user saying ‘Netflix being down when i tried to see the extra Sandman episodes is my VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY’.

Another user said:  ‘#netflixdown and now I have to watch Disney…. another reason to cancel…’

Confused subscribers took to Twitter to voice their frustrations about the outage, with one user saying ‘Netflix being down when i tried to see the extra Sandman episodes is my VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY’

Nearly 35 per cent of people said they were having issues with the website, 33 per cent with the app and 32 per cent just streaming generally.

One angry user wrote on Downdetector: ‘It says “Blocked” whenever I try to refresh back to the main page.’

Another said: ‘Is netflix down? I got ”blocked” message and now an error.’

Users in London, Birmingham and Manchester are among those to have experienced issues.

More than 6,500 Netflix users have complained of experiencing issues trying to access the streaming company’s content

Where are there problems? Users in London, Birmingham and Manchester have experienced issues

The last time Netflix suffered a similar outage was just three weeks ago, when over 13,00 people reported issues with the service for over an hour.

During the Spring, the streaming giant reported a loss almost a million subscribers.

The company has previously blamed its slowdown on increased competition from rivals including Disney+, Apple TV and Now TV during the Covid pandemic.

They also cite the inflation crisis which is now squeezing the budgets of millions of households on both sides of the Atlantic, and its decision to curb account-sharing.

Earlier this month it lost its title as the world’s biggest streaming giant to Disney, which had a total of 221 million streaming subscribers at the end of the most recent quarter.

 That contrasts with 220.7 million for rival Netflix, which has been haemorrhaging customers since the start of the year.

WHAT ARE THE VIDEO STREAMING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO UK CUSTOMERS?

Netflix 

Price: From £6.99 a month  

Hit shows: 

  • Bridgerton 
  • Squid Game 

Amazon Prime 

Price: £7.99 per month OR £79 per year

Hit shows: 

  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • The Boys  

Apple TV+

Price: £4.99 a month 

Hit shows

  • Ted Lasso 
  • For All Mankind  

Disney+

Price: £7.99 a month OR £79.90 a year

Hit shows:

  • The Mandalorian 
  • The Simpsons  

NOW TV

Price: From £9.99 a month

Hit shows: 

  • Game of Thrones 
  • Chernobyl  

hayu 

Price: £4.99 a month

Hit shows: 

  • Keeping up with the Kardashians
  • Made in Chelsea  

BritBox

Price: £5.99 a month 

Hit shows: 

  • Spitting Image 
  • Midsomer Murders  

Prices correct as of July 2022 

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