The reason for the outage was unknown - From USA TODAY
Log Out The logo for the Los Gatos, Calif.-based streaming and video company Netflix.(Photo: Netflix) Based on the languages in which the tweets anguishing over the Netflix blackout were written, it appeared the service was down across much of the globe, including South America, France, Italy, Portugal and Germany.
An error page from the popular video streaming service Netflix, which experienced a shutdown the afternoon of Saturday, October 1, 2016.
(Photo: Netflix) Others were able to get to the main Netflix entry page, but when they attempted to click on a show to watch, the message "Whoops, something went wrong..." came up, followed by "There was an unexpected error.
Please reload the page and try again." An ad for a new movie available on Netflix, sent while the site itself was down on October 1, 2016.
(Photo: Netflix) The service previously had a long-term outage on Christmas Eve 2012, when a problem with Amazon Web Services knocked many users off for about 10 hours.