Disney+ launches, but to glitches and outages galore

Disney+After months of hype and near-constant promotion, today marked the officially beginning of Disney+ online. So, did things go exactly as planned? Let’s just say the simple answer there is “no.”

With this in mind, Disney’s attempt at a streaming service has fallen to the same pitfall of just about every other company out there who claimed that they were “ready for a big launch” — they weren’t entirely. The service, which hosts countless Disney movies, old series, and even originals like The Mandalorian, has been plagued courtesy of various issues from the start. That includes server downtime for some, connection errors, and even people within the continental United States who have received messages stating that they are out of the usable location. Let’s just say that it’s a mess.

In a statement courtesy of social media, Disney has already acknowledged the wide array of errors that are visible to users:

“The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our high expectations. We are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience.”

The reality of this situation is similar in some ways to other services on their launch day — patience is a virtue. Let Disney take the first day or so to figure some things out, and then ultimately the service will cool off after the fact. We don’t anticipate that some of these problems are going to be lingering forever; they’re almost a reminder of how nothing in this world is perfect. We’re talking here about one of the biggest corporations in the world and even they still have things to learn about the streaming era. It’s also another reminder of what Netflix has built up over the years to ensure that their servers can handle almost anything.

Some of the other new offerings at Disney+ at the moment including a series all about Jeff Goldblum, a live-action version of Lady and the Tramp, and also a new series version of High School Musical that carries with it the rather-amusing title of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Are you discouraged at all to try out Disney+ because of some of the various errors? Be sure to share in the comments below. (Photo: Disney.)

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