Netflix down as thousands say they cannot access service

The site stopped working on Wednesday evening. Picture: AP
The site stopped working on Wednesday evening. Picture: AP
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Netflix has been hit by an outage, leaving thousands of customers unable to access the streaming service.

The TV and film site stopped working at around 6:45pm on Wednesday.

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A Netflix spokesman tweeted shortly after 7pm to say that the service was “back up” and apologised for the “hiccup”.

But complaints from users continued to pour in.

One customer, @lexUsplease, tweeted: “Netflix is down, isn’t it? First it was no connection than I got logged off.”

Another, @ashlinnweldonn, said: “Netflix is down. I’m triggered. Just want to watch Jane the Virgin.”

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And @HiThereImEffio tweeted: “It really sucks that @netflix has been down.

“I’m bored and trying to watch Sense 8.”