After a very painful wait, Stranger Things lastly returns to Netflix at this time. The ridiculously widespread present has snowballed in recognition, triumphed over Obi-Wan Kenobi within the streaming charts, and generated a ridiculous quantity of hype on-line.
All new Netflix exhibits are launched onto the service at midnight in Los Angeles, so audiences all over the world set their alarm clocks, grabbed some popcorn, and tuned in to search out…
Uh-oh. You’d assume Netflix of all firms would have the consumer knowledge and infrastructure to anticipate how many individuals all over the world can be attempting to look at the brand new episodes, however the service is at the moment present process some extreme stress, and lots of can’t get their Stranger Things repair.
As you possibly can think about, the web isn’t blissful:
Older customers level out that they by no means needed to fear about Blockbuster crashing once they rented a film:
Others are discovering some schadenfreude in all of the Stranger Things blue balls occurring proper now:
Some assume Netflix would possibly take this as a optimistic signal of the present’s recognition:
In all seriousness, that is embarrassing for Netflix. The firm has constructed its status on its steady streaming platform, so consumer demand knocking it out signifies that they’ve reduce corners on server capability. The viewing figures for the primary quantity of season 4 ought to have proven them the huge inflow of site visitors they have been about to obtain, so it’s possible somebody within the tech division merely crossed their fingers and prayed that the servers may take the load.
We’re certain this outage will solely be a short lived blip, however no less than it bodes very nicely for Stranger Things‘ continued dominance on streaming TV.
Stranger Things season 4 quantity 2 is out now on Netflix. Maybe.