Hulu and Vue fumbled during the Super Bowl (but so did NBC)

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Last night was the big night forTV livestreaming services—until it wasn’t. Hulu’s live stream of Super Bowl LII cut out completely for some users, just as the Patriots attempted to rally to close the gap in the final moments of the game. And some PlayStation Vue users experienced intermittent disruptions during the first part of the game.

But to be fair, streaming services weren’t alone in their troubles: NBC’s broadcast also cut out. Viewers saw a blank screen with no audio for a few seconds, but NBC was quick to explain on Twitter that no “game action or commercial time were missed.”

The problems with Hulu and Vue were more significant. Vue users complained on Twitter that they were seeing intermittent disruptions to the stream at the beginning of the game, though it seemed limited to only certain users or markets. Sony tweeted that the issue had been resolved at 7:48pm (EST):

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Source:: Arstechnica – Gadgets