Netflix is experiencing an influx in traffic amid the coronavirus outbreak, but it's unclear if the outages are tied to the increase in users.
- Netflix users in the United States and western Europe reported issues Wednesday accessing the platform.
- Netflix and other platforms have been dealing with a deluge of traffic amid the coronavirus outbreak, which is leading to millions worldwide working from home and quarantining inside their homes.
- A spokesperson told Business Insider that the outage only occurred "for around an hour," and that the issue has been fixed. However, users have continued to report issues on Twitter.
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People across the United States and Europe reported issues accessing Netflix on Wednesday.
"Some of our members in the US and Europe were unable to use Netflix via our website for around an hour this morning," a Netflix spokesperson told Business Insider in a statement. "The issue is now fixed and we're sorry for the inconvenience."
Nonetheless, some users have continued to post to Twitter their troubles streaming content and accessing their Netflix accounts.
It's unclear what is causing the issues for Netflix users. Netflix, as well the internet as a whole, is dealing with an onslaught in traffic as more people spend time at home and online amid the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, which has led many to work from home and quarantine themselves inside their homes.