CBS livestream goes dark during Grammys

CBS livestreaming fail

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Twitter users were not pleased by this development.

With those paying $5.99 a month to access the All-Access service from CBS, Monday night must have been a cacophony of frustrations. That’s because the livestream abruptly cutoff just before the end of the Grammy Awards preshow and didn’t start back up again in time for the actual awards show, leaving those cord-cutters (and everybody else who didn’t have access to the CBS network broadcast) literally in the dark for at least 90 minutes.  

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Naturally, people were mighty displeased by their inability to watch Taylor Swift dominate the opening number or see Kendrick Lamar win a slew of awards or Dave Grohl rock out to Lionel Richie.

This woman, we presume, ended up very angry—unless her stream miraculously began working just in time for the performance.   

CBS launched its All-Access service in late 2014, and it allows consumers to watch 7,500 episodes of network shows on demandwhile people in 130 TV markets can watch live CBS online. Yet, for one of the network’s biggest nights of live entertainment, the stream went bust. At the time of publication, CBS had not commented on the outage.  

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Yet, as usual, some people figured out how to solve the program.

Photo via Trey Graham/Twitter

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.