How Netflix Is Keeping Subscribers On The Edge Of Their Seats

One Netflix show livestream event did not go as planned and fans are still waiting to watch.

By Iqra Butt | Published


Netflix is known for many binge-worthy shows and movie series. The streaming service platform even offers live streams very rarely! Netflix recently broadcasted their second live event ever, the season 4 reunion of Love Is Blind!

Love is Blind is a reality TV show that premiered on Netflix in 2020. The show follows a group of single men and women who are looking for love and have agreed to participate in the show. The goal is for the participants to form an emotional connection and then propose without seeing each other in person.

The Love Is Blind, series has reached new levels of popularity. With the new season 4 reunion special, fans were highly anticipating the event. However, Netflix’s stream was not as easy as just hitting play. 

The live-streaming event was supposed to kick off this past Sunday, April 16th, 2023, at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. The event was hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey. However, Netflix subscribers had to wait over an hour past the scheduled time for the live event to begin. 

According to AP News, being a live stream, subscribers were able to log into a waiting room for the event to begin. It was a highly anticipated event for fans of the show. The event allegedly began around 6:16 p.m., over an hour past its scheduled time, with many other users facing technical difficulties accessing the event despite the late start.

Netflix later tweeted an acknowledgment of the delay stating that the Love is Blind live reunion stream did not turn out as they had planned. Netflix apologized to those who woke up early or stayed up late to watch the much-anticipated live reunion. The tweet concluded with an apology after letting fans know that they are filming the reunion and will have it on Netflix as soon as they can.  

The hosts of the show are Vanessa and Nick Lachey. They also put out an apology to fans for the difficulties, according to AP News. The couple was supposed to stream the reunion on Netflix from Los Angeles, where they would talk about the season’s events and also reveal who is still together.

It seemed that many people were upset at the delay, replying to Netflix’s twitter statement with a barrage of quips and criticisms. Even U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was seen weighing in on the situation. Her tweet jokingly called on a character from the show to come and fix the issue. 

Even cast members were seen adding to the Twitter jokes! Marshall Glaze, a member of the season 4 cast, tweeted out a satirical picture of a stumped man standing in front of an electrical array, seemingly assessing the situation. According to AP News, host Vanessa Lachey jokingly remarked that the commotion “broke the internet.”

As of now, the live stream has not been posted on Netflix. Fans can expect to see the much-anticipated episode by 12 p.m. Pacific on April 16th. This live stream feature is not offered often at Netflix, but it sure does keep subscribers at the edge of their seats!