Netflix Streaming Is Down, But Everything Will Be Okay

We know that you just settled down to watch episodes of “Criminal Minds” while you eat dinner or whatever your weird personal ritual is, and were horrified to see that Netflix is down. Don’t fret, little consumer: everything is going to be okay soon. Soon-ish?

Here are the comforting words, direct from Netflix customer service:

Maybe take this convenient break to make sure that your current payment card information is attached to your Netflix account, which has been a problem for the company as customers’ new EMV or “chip” cards arrive.

Or you could freak out, then take solace in the fact that other people are suffering too.

https://twitter.com/bacardichasers/status/654772059550040064

https://twitter.com/eilidhsaur/status/654776693324820480

If brands are taking advantage of the social media trend, at least it isn’t other streaming services. At least, that I’ve seen.

Update: Netflix returned to normal, and the world was able to go on with its day. Other sites were part of the same outage, including Expedia, and the outage was due to a server problem at content delivery service UltraDNS.