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Netflix Crashes at the Moment of the “Stranger Things 4” Premiere

Published on July 1st, 2022 | Updated on July 1st, 2022 | By FanFest

Today, the much-anticipated final part of the fourth season of Stranger Things is available on Netflix. The insanely popular show has exploded in popularity, bested Obi-Wan Kenobi in the streaming charts, and generated a huge amount of excitement online.

New Netflix originals are released into the service at 12 a.m. in Los Angeles, so fans all over the world set their alarm clocks, grabbed some popcorn, and settled in to see what would happen next.

Ooops. I’m sure you’re wondering why Netflix, an organization that prides itself on having the user data and infrastructure needed to anticipate how many people around the world would be attempting to view new episodes, is currently experiencing such severe stress.

The internet, on the other hand, is not amused:

Older customers note that they’ve never had to worry about Blockbuster going down while watching a film.

This is a serious problem for Netflix. The firm has established its reputation on its rock-solid streaming platform, so the fact that user demand has dropped off indicates that they’ve skimped on server capacity. Because the first volume of season four’s viewing figures should have alerted them to the huge increase in traffic they were going to receive, it’s likely someone in the tech department simply crossed their fingers and prayed that the servers could take the load.

Netflix’s outage has offered the platform, which is already popular among Millennials, an opportunity to reach a wider demographic of users. We’re sure this hiccup will only be temporary, but it bodes well for Stranger Things’ continued dominance on streaming TV.

The second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is now available. Maybe not.

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