The Weekend Is Saved… Netflix Returns After Nearly 3-Hour Outage

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —  Superhero Luke Cage can thank Netflix’s engineers for coming to his rescue.

The streaming service was down for more than two hours Saturday, one day after the debut of a live-action series with the Marvel Comics hero, ruining the weekend binge watching plans of many fans.

In a Twitter message posted at about 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, Netflix acknowledged it was aware of streaming issues and was working quickly to solve them.

Netflix users had begun complaining on Twitter that the site was down about a half-hour earlier. Down Detector, which monitors outage complaints online, said they saw more than 13,000 posts from Netflix users all around the world.

Shortly before 6 p.m. EDT, Netflix tweeted that not all superheroes wear capes, adding, “Engineers to the rescue. We’re back.”

Netflix did not immediately respond to an email request for details on the problem, including how widespread it was or its cause.

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