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Entertainment Disney+ Launch Stumbles With Widespread Tech Issues

18:15  12 november  2019
18:15  12 november  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Like most new online services, it looks like Disney+ 's launch isn't going to be hiccup-free. Multiple Engadget staff have run into the error message as well. If you've tried to play an online game at launch , you'll know that these types of issues crop up all the time when everyone tries to log in all at once.

Disney+ has officially launched in the U.S.…and it’s struggling under the load. As is often the case with new streaming services, launch days bugs and This morning, users are reporting error messages when they try to stream content along with other errors, connection issues , crashes and more on the

If you had issues trying to watch Disney+,  you're not the only one.

This image released by Disney Plus shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from © AP This image released by Disney Plus shows Pedro Pascal in a scene from "The Mandalorian." The ambitious eight episode show with the budget of a feature film is one of the marquee offerings of the Walt Disney Co.’s new streaming service, Disney Plus, which launches Nov. 12. (Francois Duhamel/Disney Plus via AP)

Disney's new streaming service ran into tech issues for many customers soon after launching early on Tuesday morning, delaying their ability to watch their favorite shows and movies after months of anticipation. Eager customers shared several different error messages on Twitter, with some users being met with an "unable to connect" alert. Others were greeted with: "Error. Sorry something went wrong. Please try again later." And thats for the customers that were lucky enough to even get on Disney+, with some saying they ran into tech issues just trying to sign up.

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Disney+ launch is plagued by technical issues as 7,300 customers report trouble logging in and streaming in the first six hours. At a media event last week, Disney executives predicted that there could be technical issues given the thousands of hours of TV available on the site.

Still, Disney+ is unlikely to come close to Netflix's 150 million worldwide subscribers, at least in its first year. According to analysts at Even though that would represent a fraction of Netflix's customer base, analysts believe the Disney+ service is likely to catch on with consumers and continue growing.

Here's a quick look at some of the complaints Disney+ customers had:

The tech issues left Disney fans waiting just a little bit longer to explore the service's catalog, which includes an array of classic Disney content, "Star Wars," and new TV series. On the positive side, Disney did at least feature some of its more popular characters in its error messages.

Disney, responding to the outcries from fans, tweeted it was "working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience" on Tuesday morning.

Disney+ isn't working for some users on launch day

  Disney+ isn't working for some users on launch day Like most new online services, it looks like Disney+'s launch isn't going to be hiccup-free. After the streaming service went live early this morning, some fans on the east coast are waking up to find that they can't connect to Disney's servers to watch any content. On Twitter, there are a growing number of reports of people running into an "unable to connect to Disney+" error message. The issue doesn't appear to be affecting everyone, but it'sThe issue doesn't appear to be affecting everyone, but it's widespread enough that you can refresh Twitter every minute and see new complaints crop up every couple of seconds. Multiple Engadget staff have run into the error message as well.

Disney ’s brand new streaming service, destined to rival the mighty Netflix, has fallen at the first hurdle, stumbling out of the gate directly after launch as © Down Detector. The technical issues caused an outpouring of angst on Twitter, with users left frustrated that they could not access the much-hyped

The highly anticipated Disney+ streaming service, which will likely prove as essential as Netflix to many consumers, is now available. You can dig into Disney+ ’s vault of animated classics, superhero blockbusters, TV shows, and new originals, like The Mandalorian, starting today.

Downdetector.com, a site dedicated to tracking tech issues, reported nearly 8,400 streaming and log-in problems at 6 a.m. PT.

Slideshow: All the TV shows and movies set for streaming on Disney+

Disney+ just got a new feature that it should have had at launch .
Disney+ launched almost two weeks ago, and the streaming service is already a massive success for the company, with more than 10 million people having already subscribed to it. It’s not really surprising considering that the low price and huge catalog are two reasons why getting a Disney+ subscription is a no-brainer. However, Disney+ isn’t perfect, and the streaming issues that Disney had to deal with at launch is proof of that. Not to mention that the app isn’t on par with what competitors offer when it comes to functionality. Just a few days ago, we explained Disney+ lacked a basic feature to let you resume where you left off.

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