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Netflix suffers worldwide streaming outage

Matthew Kazin

Streaming service giant Netflix suffered a worldwide outage for around two hours Thursday.

Downdetector, which reports service disruptions in the digital world, showed a wide array of outages in Europe, Asia and parts of the U.S. Thursday morning

The company's customer service hotline and website acknowledged the outage, but by 10:35 a.m. ET, service had been restored.

“Some of our members were unable to use Netflix for approximately two hours today," a Netflix spokesperson told FOX Business. "This issue has now been fixed. We're sorry for the inconvenience this caused."

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Customers voiced their frustrations on social media, with some posting images of an error message that read "cannot play title. Please try again later."

"This is what I come back to after my phone died. I don't know what to do with myself now that Netflix is down," one Twitter user wrote.

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Another user said they were turning to rival streaming service Hulu due to the outage.

"netflix is down hulu here i come."

The stock shrugged off the outage, going slightly higher after the Thursday open.

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