Netflix Blames Amazon for Christmas Eve Service Disruption

Dec 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Netflix restored streaming service after it was disrupted on Christmas Eve, and blamed the disruption on Amazon.com’s Web storage and computing system, reports Bloomberg.

Many streaming customers were unable to watch content from around 3:30 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve until late in the day, the story notes, citing a Netflix spokesman. He said the blockage was caused by issues with Amazon Web Services, a business that’s separate from Amazon’s online retail store.

In an email, the spokesman wrote: “We are happy that people opening gifts of Netflix subscriptions or Netflix-capable devices this Christmas morning can watch TV shows and movies and apologize for any inconvenience caused last night. We are investigating the cause and will do what we can to prevent re-occurrence.”

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