The issue was thanks to Amazon Web Services, which is the massive cloud hosting service owned and operated by, you guessed it, Amazon.
Issues were stemming from the AWS center in Virginia, the same center that went down earlier this year causing downtime for thousands of small businesses.
As of this morning, however, streaming is back to normal, with Amazon having fixed whatever bugs were plaguing them.
Special thanks to our awesome members for being patient. We're back to normal streaming levels. We hope everyone has a great holiday.-- Netflix US (@netflix) December 25, 2012
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 25 Dec 2012 15:52