Netflix Apologizes, But Hasn’t Yet Explained Love Is Blind Live Stream Delay

Viewers had to wait over an hour to watch the season 4 reunion special of Love is blind it was streamed live Sunday in Netflix’s second live event on its own platform.

Love is Blind: The Reunion Live, hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey, was scheduled to air from Los Angeles starting at 5:00 p.m. PT. Netflix subscribers were able to join a waiting room for the show 10 minutes before the start time – and those who did were still there an hour later. The show finally began airing – apparently live – around 6:16 p.m. PT, although some Netflix users still reported difficulty accessing the content.

“We’re sorry to be late,” said Vanessa Lachey, the only acknowledgment of the lateness at the top of the show.

“To everyone who got up late, got up early, gave up their Sunday afternoon – we’re incredibly sorry the Love is Blind Live reunion didn’t go as we planned,” he tweeted. Netflix at 6:29 p.m. PT. “We are filming it and will have it on Netflix as soon as possible. Again, thank you and sorry.”

A request for comment from Netflix was not immediately returned. Netflix’s first live streaming event, Chris Rock: Selective Outragedid not present any apparent technical difficulty.

Technical problem not specified, according to the host

On Twitter, Netflix acknowledged the delay without providing an explanation. Two minutes from the original start time, he promised that the stage would be launched in 15 minutes. Seven minutes later, the company tweeted, “Promise .LoveIsBlindLIVE will be worth the wait….” along with a photo of one of the season’s “villains.”

The latest activity on the account was a retweet of U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez making a joke about being late. As the special’s initial end approached, nothing had been released since then – and it remained that way even once the show started airing for some, until the apology tweet.

Nick Lachey, left, and Vanessa Lachey, hosts of Love Is Blind, are shown in a file photo from September 19, 2021 in Los Angeles. Vanessa Lachey has apologized to viewers for the delay to Sunday night’s live stream. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/Associated Press)

Before the show finally aired, Vanessa Lachey took to Instagram – briefly live, perhaps ironically – from set to try to entice viewers to stay, indicating the delay was a problem. technical in a message thanking fans for being patient and captioned: “Apparently we broke the internet!”

The season’s Seattle-based cast members also took to the social media platform to joke about the delay. Marshall Glaze posted a photo of a man studying a set of wires: “I’m trying all of them,” he tweeted.

Streamers and competing networks also profited from the drama.

“We would never make you wait for a reunion,” tweeted BravoTV — home to many chaotic reunion specials — with a wink.

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