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Netflix’s Love is Blind Live Reunion Was a Mess

Netflix is trying to host live content on its streaming service but it isn’t going as well as the company hoped. The service hosted a somewhat successful live show with Chris Rock in March but its Love is Blind reunion proved it should stick to streaming instead.

Last night, the Love is Blind reunion was meant to be a live event marking the second-ever attempt from Netflix to host this sort of content. Sadly, what was meant to start at 8 PM ET ended up being delayed by an hour and a half.

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Netflix posted an update at 8:15 to let viewers know the live event would kick off in 15 minutes but that never happened. Instead, subscribers sat around and waited. The delay went into an hour and extended further.

At 9:30, Netflix decided to cancel the live event and let everyone know that it wasn’t happening. The decision was made due to HBO’s Succession airing at the same time. Users wanted to switch over and watch that instead of waiting around for the Love is Blind reunion.

Netflix also stated that whatever technical issues popped up during the live stream, prevented them from going live on the platform at the correct time.

The company issued a statement apologizing to fans. In addition, it confirmed that the Love is Blind reunion was filmed at the time (not live of course) and will be added to the service “as soon as humanly possible”.

To everyone who stayed up late, woke up early, gave up their Sunday afternoon… we are incredibly sorry that the Love is Blind Live Reunion did not turn out as we had planned. We’re filming it now and we’ll have it on Netflix as soon as humanly possible. Again, thank you and sorry.

Of course, it didn’t take long for the internet to start trolling Netflix on the issue. Users posted memes and even Blockbuster jumped in to poke fun at the failed live event.

One user says the damage from the failed event is reason enough for Netflix to allow users to share passwords again.

We don’t know if Netflix is going to try this live event story again in the future but given this was only its second one, let’s hope the next one goes a bit smoother.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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