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In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, photo, a woman holds up a Netflix envelope to be photographed in front of  a Netflix application on a television in East Derry, N.H.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, photo, a woman holds up a Netflix envelope to be photographed in front of a Netflix application on a television in East Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)  

Netflix experiences Christmas Eve outage

Netflix customers looking watch their favorite movie with loved ones on Christmas Eve were met with disappointment due to a server outage that evening.

A problem with Amazon AWS’ servers in Northern Virginia caused Netflix’s servers to be shut down for the third time of 2012.

“We’re sorry for the Christmas Eve outage. Terrible timing! Engineers are working on it now. Stay tuned to @Netflixhelps for updates,” said the company on Twitter.

The problems began at 1:50 p.m. PST, Forbes reported Monday.

In response to numerous customer complaints, the company’s help account on Twitter — @Netflixhelps — said, “We’re working hard with Amazon AWS engineers to restore streaming soon.”

Although Netflix said via Twitter that the outage was affecting mainly customers on the East Coast, the outage also affected customers as far west as Oregon.

As of 10:45 p.m. CST, service still had yet to be restored.

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