Is Netflix down? Why the streaming site isn't working

STREAMING platform Netflix had outages on January 17, 2022.

Many users have reported problems on the site, claiming the connection is intermittent and the site keeps buffering.

Is Netflix down?

On January 17, 2022, Netflix reported issues with its platform.

59 percent are having website difficulties, and 28 percent are experiencing problems with video streaming, according to Down Detector.

13 percent of users reported the app not working correctly.

The site saw a spike in reports around 6pm EST. The streaming giant previously had technical issues on December 17, 2021.

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This follows Netflix's series throughout November 2021. The app previously reported problems and outages being on November 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 15th, and 28th.

During the January 17, 2022 outage, users posted on Down Detector about their issues. "when i go into Netflix and try to play something the screen will freeze and bring me back to my home screen on my tv," one person revealed.

"When I try to play something it just buffers," another noted.

According to Down Detector's map, outages were prominent in larger cities such as Los Angeles.

How can I check if Netflix is not working

Those who may be experiencing difficulties with Netflix can check another social media app such as Twitter for reports.

If you don't have a Twitter account Down Detector will tell users when the apps are down or experiencing difficulties.

If it appears the problem may not be widespread, try checking the internet connection on your device or exiting the app before logging back in.

When has Netflix been down before?

There have been other reported Netflix outages in the past including:

  • December 17, 2021: Users reported issues with streaming on the website.
  • November 29, 2021: Users reported issues with the website.
  • November 18, 2021: Users reported issues with streaming Netflix.
  • November 15, 2021: Netflix website was down.
  • October 20, 2021: Netflix website was struggling to display content.
  • October 18, 2021: Netflix website was down across the world.
  • October 16, 2021: The Netflix website had an unstable connection that lasted nearly a whole day.
  • October 15, 2021: Netflix was down overnight beginning at 10pm.
  • October 14, 2021: Users reported worldwide issues from 3am until mid-day
  • September 4, 2021: Users indicated the Netflix site was not loading

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