Netflix said on Wednesday that its video streaming service has resumed after a brief interruption in some users in the United States, Canada and South America.

Earlier in the day, the outage tracking website Downdetector.com showed that there were nearly 1,300 incidents of people reporting problems accessing the Netflix platform.

Netflix said in a statement: “This morning, some of our members in the United States, Canada, and South America were unable to use Netflix through our iOS app.” “The problem has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Also this week, Google’s cloud-hosted email service suffered a “major” outage on Tuesday, the day after it collapsed due to the massive shutdown of the Internet giant’s platform.

Google said on the status dashboard that before 00:00 GMT (5:30 AM U.S. Standard Time), that is, about two and a half hours after people started complaining about the problem, it restored the order of Gmail operations.

Google stated in the status console notification: “We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and continued support.”

“Please rest assured, system reliability is Google’s top priority, and we are constantly improving to make our system better.”

Google did not disclose the number of affected users or the exact cause of the problem.

The company said in an article that the Gmail issue affected “a large number of users.”

Google said that Gmail users encountered error messages, high latency and other unusual behaviors when using the service.

Monday’s massive power outage temporarily disrupted popular Google services such as Gmail and video sharing platform YouTube, derailing the distance learning, work, and entertainment activities that people rely on during the pandemic.

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According to data from the website Downdetector, approximately 17,000 people have reported a Gmail service problem. The incident occurred at about 2:30 pm in California, where Google’s headquarters is located (4:00 am in California).

Other Google services (such as YouTube, Maps and Search) seem to be functioning normally.

The widespread blackout on Monday lasted about 45 minutes.


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