Disney+ Users Face Technical Difficulties Streaming 'WandaVision' Finale
Disney+ crashed for some users during the early morning hours Friday as throngs of fans attempted to watch the WandaVision season finale.
Screenshots from irked fans posted to social media showed their screens with a message reading: "We're sorry, but we cannot play the video you requested. Please try again. If the problem persists, contact Disney+ Support (Error Code 39)."
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Downdetector, a site that tracks outages at major websites and streaming platforms, reported a huge spike in user-generated reports of Disney+ experiencing technical problems just after midnight Pacific Time. Downdetector tracked most of the problems for users located on the West Coast.
The finale of the Marvel Studios show starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany and Kathryn Hahn became a hot commodity after Olsen, in an interview, alluded to an upcoming shocking guest appearance. Ever since, fans have been debating who the character could be, with many going back to comic storylines to prove their ventured guesses.
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Friday's finale marked the second time that WandaVision crashed Disney+, which has nearly 95 million subscribers around the world. Many fans have made it a point to stream the show the moment the new episode drops at midnight PT.
The nine-episode first season was a critical and fan success. It is not clear at the moment if the show will return. Olsen dropped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday and told host Jimmy Fallon the finale would answer a lot of questions viewers had been left with from previous episodes. She also noted she is currently working on the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That Sam Raimi-directed installment is due out March 25, 2022.
by Patrick Brzeski