On Christmas Eve, Netflix was hit with a major outage. The culprit for the temporary outage was Amazon Web Services. The outage had affected customers at around 3:30PM EST yesterday. Netflix apologized for the outage through the tweet below:
We’re sorry for the Christmas Eve outage. Terrible timing! Engineers are working on it now. Stay tuned to @netflixhelps for updates.
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 25, 2012