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Netflix goes down. Twitter blows up.

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 17:00:31-04

Saturday bingewatchers were put on hold when Netflix experienced a massive outage.

Beginning just before 3 pm ET, users took to Twitter to air their complaints. Downdetector — which monitors outage complaints online — reported more than 7,000 posts from users all over the world at the peak of the outage Saturday afternoon.

It was problematic timing for the streaming service, which posted a slate of new movies and TV shows on Saturday — including a few crowd favorites like “A Cinderella Story,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Titanic,” and “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.”

So, Twitter lit up with users venting their frustrations.

Netflix acknowledged the issue at about 3:30 pm. The company posted on its customer service Twitter account, saying “we are aware of streaming issues and we are working quickly to solve them.”