The Associated Press reports that Netflix, one of the most popular providers of online streaming services, has fixed its technical problems after a Christmas Eve outage. The spokesperson of the company wrote on early Tuesday morning that the service has been fully restored on the entire territory.
Online users, who were planning to watch movies on Netflix while waiting for Santa Claus, were very disappointed to see the service is not working. Technical problems began at around 12:30 p.m. PST on Monday and affected users in the Americas for several hours. As soon as the problems were fixed, the Los Gatos, California based company issued a press release announcing customers that they may resume watching their favorite programmes.
Netflix’s spokesperson explained that the outage might have been caused by Amazon Web Services, a company that is responsible for online storage and computing. Further investigations will be performed in the following period to determine whether Amazon Web Services should be held accountable for the technical issues or not.
Netflix provides on-demand streaming media in North and South America, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Ireland and some of the Nordic countries with the exception of Iceland. Its TV shows and movies are accessible on tablets, PCs and TVs, so there are many online users who subscribe to the company. In April 2011, there were approximately 23.6 million subscribers in the United States and over 26 million worldwide. The company has digital revenue of $1.5 billion.