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Amazon Prime Video Experiencing Worldwide Outages

Some users report the trouble lines are saturated, and that customer service has said it may be several hours before the issue is fixed. No cause for the outage has been revealed. Amazon has acknowledged the problem on its website, writing “We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Please return later for more information about Prime.” – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2Z0zEAw

Hulu and Xbox Live Are Back Online After a Major Outage

According to Down Detector, there were more than 10,000 reports of issues connected to Xbox Live, as well as more than 10,000 instances of problems with Hulu. People were also reporting issues with Reddit earlier, but it appears that website is up and running again. The outage map on Down Detector shows that the Hulu and Xbox Live outages were only affecting the U.S. – Allison Matyus, Digital Trends » http://bit.ly/2IWUxX7

Hulu Says Super Bowl Live-Streaming Outage Was Caused by Program-Extension Glitch

For Hulu, the issue was related to the streaming company’s system for extending live programming past its pre-set endpoint, according to a rep. In the programming schedule, NBC’s Super Bowl LII coverage was set to end at 10 p.m. ET, when the episode for “This Is Us” was supposed to air. For reasons still unknown, the live game was unavailable for some Hulu subscribers once the clock struck 10 p.m. ET. – Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/2sbSE3J

Twitch is down for streaming and viewing

The outage is not affecting everyone, but many (including me) cannot get the Twitch front page or any individual channel to load. I also attempted to start a stream, but my broadcast software gave me an “internal server error” message. Twitch has acknowledged the issues in a post on social media. The company first noted that viewer lists were not loading earlier in the day. – Jeff Grubb, VentureBeat http://ift.tt/2t5qzXN

NBC Blacks Out Golden Globes Live Streaming

Cable subscribers often are allowed to stream programming live online if they sign into the service using their TV provider, but NBC has blocked the Golden Globes from streaming. Live TV services Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW also typically offer NBC live streaming, but currently are not carrying the Globes. SlingTV has a message indicating that the Globes are not available for live streaming. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2i4hI7g

Netflix is down, so just chill

The map above, courtesy of Down Detector, shows reports coming in from the eastern and western coasts of the U.S. and some smaller spots in-between, as well as the United Kingdom (London in particular), Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Ireland. Toronto and Vancouver are also showing some moderate reports of trouble accessing the site. – Brittany A. Roston, SlashGear

Streaming delays are mentally taxing for smartphone users

photo: Business Standard

Streaming delays are mentally taxing for smartphone users who are working under time constraints, the Mobile World Congress edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals. Conversely a delay-free experience triggers a positive emotional response and increases brand engagement for mobile operators. […] Six-second delays to video streaming caused stress levels to increase by a third. To put that in context, the stress incurred is equivalent to the anxiety of taking a math test or watching a horror movie alone, and greater than the stress experienced by standing at the edge of a virtual cliff. – Business Standard
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