Everybody Relax, Disney+ Will Be Up and Working 100 Percent Soon Enough


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When Disney announced Disney+, it felt like the entire planet was through the moon with excitement — and understandably so!

After all, we’re talking about arguably the most well-known and universally beloved entertainment mega-company putting up hundreds of classic programming on its own digital platform — one that costs less than Netflix — for immediate consumption.

But when the service officially launched on Tuesday, the severe crunch of use from all around the world hit the servers hard. So much so, that users complained of service issues, glitches and a lack of functionality caused by, well, everybody hitting it all at the same time.

The Hollywood Reporter broke it down:

Twitter users mentioned problems accessing the service or some of its features around 7 a.m. New York time, and Downdetector.com showed 6,900 reports of problems with the service around 7:30 a.m. ET and slightly more than 7,000 later before problem reports dropped off. People mentioned problems signing up, logging in and streaming.

Downdetector.com’s map view showed problems in the U.S., parts of Canada and the Netherlands.

Some U.S. users were allowed to purchase Disney+ on their computer, but once paid for, the streaming service would not load on smart TVs or on the PlayStation app. 

Now, it’s important to take a step back and think about this. Yes, it can be frustrating to run into glitches and service outages, but be patient! We’re in a hyper-focused everything-all-at-once-whenever-we-want-it world, sure, but just give it some time if you’re still dealing with issues. They’ll be remedied soon enough, and you’ll be able to go watch Avengers for the 15th time or Cinderella for the first time.

Whatever you like!

It’ll all be OK. Until you see this scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in which the Greedo vs. Han Solo scene at the Cantina features a new, unexpected tweak that has the internet abuzz once again:


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