By Ron Howells • 19 October 2021 • 8:11
Netflix suffered a global outage that affected the US, China, Canada, and Europe for hours last night.
Netflix suffered a global outage on its servers last night, Monday, October 18. The service is now back after several hours and affected thousands of its customers from the US, Canada, Europe, and China. The popular on-demand platform’s server outage was a massive problem for many, especially as it is one of the most popular streaming services available.
OTT or over-the-top media platforms like Netflix are all connected to the internet and use massive servers to put their movies on the air for people to stream, thus causing heavy traffic. However, if one of the servers or its network fails, it all topples down and is almost unusable, as the internet is a massive thing for the streaming platform.
Netflix’s servers were down, and it started at around 8:09 pm GMT according to a report by Down Detector’s page, as users have come on the platform to check and report the service. To their surprise, it was not an isolated case, as the outage has been seen by many and was experienced throughout Monday afternoon.
Netflix raises its subscription prices in Spain
Netflix has raised its subscription rates in Spain, from Monday, October 11. This is the streaming platform’s third price increase since its inception in 2015. In this new increase, the prices of the basic and popular plans remain the same, at €7.99 per month. All their other plans will go up by €2, with the company justifying this by introducing reported improvements in the series and movies catalogues.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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