The fourth season of Stranger Things on Netflix was set to come out in two volumes. The first volume took Netflix by storm. The latest season of the series has received a lot of positive response from the fans and even the old seasons have got more views due to the new one. Volume 1 ended at an interesting point and the fans were highly excited about the next volume.
The second volume was set to come out on July 1 and went live at 3 AM ET. But when it did go live, fans complained Netflix crashed.
Netflix crashed after Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 went live
The series’ most awaited volume 2 with the final two episodes of Stranger Things 4 went live at 3 AM ET. According to the global uptime-monitoring site downdetector.com, the number of reports of Netflix not working spiked at around the same time the season came out. The complaints of errors on the streaming app went up by 13,000 at the top of the hour, though it was resolved in half-hour.
Stranger Things 4’s Volume 1 has already become the number 1 English language series on the OTT platform. This record was set within four weeks of its release, as reported by the platform based on its total watch hours. Also, the two latest episodes have a runtime of four hours in total, the 8th episode is 85 minutes long and the finale is 150 minutes long.
Fans upset after the streaming platform crashes
Many subscribers took social media to voice their frustration. Tweets and posts flooded all over the internet along with memes. Many even blamed the infamous villain of the season, Vecna causing the crash of the streaming giant. They weren’t very happy as everyone was obviously excited to watch how the events finally turn and how the Hawkins Squad finally beats the evil force.
Check out some of the tweets below:
NETFLIX IS DOWN. pic.twitter.com/mjJ2HRk3kE
— mauricio r. (@mrecamb) July 1, 2022
anyones else’s netflix crashed? i’m assuming too many ppl online waiting for volume 2😭 pic.twitter.com/ZaiKCWxv6Y
— alyssa (@alyssa64490887) July 1, 2022
— delgado (@4ng3La_) July 1, 2022
i think netflix is down 💀 everyone and their moms probably crashed it trying to watch stranger things vol 2
— megan nguyễn (@megancnguyen) July 1, 2022
me waiting patiently after netflix crashed pic.twitter.com/YZ7X56vhai
— hejo (@heizdu) July 1, 2022
This is not the first instance of a streaming platform crashing after the release of a finale of a much-awaited series. Earlier this year, HBO Max suffered similar issues after releasing the finale of Euphoria season 2.
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 is now available on Netflix.