Netflix Crashes After ‘Stranger Things 4’ Finale Release: Downdetector

    As fans anxiously awaited the release of the season finale of the Netflix thriller “Stranger Things,” the network went down for a brief period on Friday as a vast number of users logged on to stream new episodes, overwhelming the service.
    By: BLOOMBERG
    | Updated on: Jul 01 2022, 23:54 IST
    “Stranger Things 4” has become Netflix’s most popular English-language TV series
    “Stranger Things 4” has become Netflix’s most popular English-language TV series (REUTERS)
    “Stranger Things 4” has become Netflix’s most popular English-language TV series
    “Stranger Things 4” has become Netflix’s most popular English-language TV series (REUTERS)

    As fans anxiously awaited the release of the season finale of the Netflix thriller “Stranger Things,” the network went down for a brief period on Friday as a vast number of users logged on to stream new episodes, overwhelming the service.

    More than 14,000 outages were reported across the global monitoring service Downdetector at the stroke of midnight, Pacific Time. Netflix declined to comment on the issue, but the issue appears to be resolved.

    Fans of the popular series immediately took to Twitter to express their dismay. “I did not just count down the seconds like it's New Years for Netflix to crash #StrangerThings,” tweeted one fan showing the error message.

    “Stranger Things 4” has become Netflix's most popular English-language TV series with 781.04 million hours viewed in its first three weeks.

    The network, most known for dropping full seasons at a time, has been experimenting with releasing episodes in “volumes” to keep subscribers engaged over longer periods. The first seven episodes of the series dropped on May 27. 

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    First Published Date: 01 Jul, 23:54 IST
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