This could be viewed as both a good and a bad thing!
For one, the high demand of the live TV streaming app is pretty awesome for giant Time Warner. Yet, the fact that they didn't properly gauge the demand and stress test the app might be seen as dropping the ball!
Digital communications director Jeff Simmermon had this to say:
"The demand was overwhelming, in more ways than one. At about 8 o’clock last night the app crashed under a much heavier load than we anticipated. Our engineering team is working as hard as they can to put a fix in place and get everything up and running as soon as they can."
On Tuesday there were nearly 80,000 downloads of the app. Wow!
TWC spokesman Alex Dudley had this to say about it:
"We figured there would be demand for this, but we're blown away by its popularity, and we're pleased that our customers are pleased. We're not surprised that some content companies have issues with this, but the only issue our customers are asking about is why they can't do this outside their home, and we think that's really a question for the content providers."
We're not sure that customers were too pleased, seeing as it crashed, and there have been mixed reviews about other functionality beyond the crashing issue, including audio problems.
But, we say give it time! Once they have it up and running fully, we bet it'll be awesome!
So, dear readers, did U download the app?? Give us a review of it!
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