Today’s the day: The sun is shining, the tank is clean, and Disney+ is finally live!
The highly anticipated streaming service — which includes a content library and new titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney Channel, National Geographic, and more — went live early this morning, long before the reported 9 a.m. ET launch. However, many new subscribers were met with error messages when they tried to load any content.
— Christian Sheehy (@christiansheehy) November 12, 2019
— Shelly (@shelluvly) November 12, 2019
— Coop (@OnAirCoop) November 12, 2019
Disney officially blamed the technical difficulties on high demand. According to Deadline, a Disney spokesperson says, “The consumer demand for Disney+ has exceeded our high expectations. We are pleased by this incredible response and are working to quickly resolve the current user issue. We appreciate your patience.”
Some Simpsons fans were also less than thrilled, as all episodes of the show are cropped to a 16:9 ratio, even episodes originally produced in a 4:3 ratio.
Of course, the internet had a LOT to say about the launch, the abundant error messages, and the struggle of being at work when there is SO. MUCH. Disney+ content waiting at home. Check out some of our fave Tweets below.
— Sky Halbert♕ (@sbh__xo) November 12, 2019
Even Disney has issues! ❤️ Waiting for #DisneyPlus (kinda) patiently ?
— Mrs. Matt (@MrsMatt13) November 12, 2019
— Ship it Studios (@ShipItStudios) November 12, 2019
— El Fuego Gonzo???? (@ohmygahcynthia) November 12, 2019
#DisneyPlus just launched, and I’m in panic mode……. what do I watch first??????
Endgame…. Boy Meets World….. The new Lady and the Tramp….. The Muppets….. The Proud Family Movie….. Suite Life on a Deck…… Tron Legacy…. Zootopia….. SO MANY GOOD CHOICES pic.twitter.com/BcQ4Q4pMCl
— Tyler Dilbeck (@tyldil204) November 12, 2019
With #DisneyPlus, you too can stream all your favorite Disney titles, like “Content Not Available Right Now”, “Unable to Connect”, & “Please Try Again Later”
— May Key Laff (@maykeylaff) November 12, 2019
— Angelica Nicole (@NTWear) November 12, 2019
— Hibachi Sensei (@That1BlakGinger) November 12, 2019
— I Gave Up The Ghost On My Halloween Name (@_aubrey) November 12, 2019
— Daniela & Adriana ?? (@swiftietwins) November 12, 2019