CBS All Access loses its Super Bowl livestream, crashing before kickoff


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CBS All Access suffered an embarrassing blackout on Sunday, collapsing just before Super Bowl LV began. ViacomCBS Inc.’s streaming service VIAC, + 3.80% had touted their live stream of the Super Bowl as the place to watch the big game for the cable cutters.

But when many subscribers tried to log into the app on Sunday, they got an error message saying, “Uh oh. An error occurred, but we are working to fix it. We will be up and running again shortly! “Viewers were … unhappy. Fortunately for the fans, the livestream lasted a couple of minutes into the game and not much action was missed. It was unclear how widespread the outage was, and the CBS help account All Access on Twitter did not address the issue, though in responses it did ask those affected to text them. CBS All Access will change its name to Paramount + in March.