Paramount+ under fire after subscribers unable to stream Grammys
A host of viewers hoping to tune in to the 65th Grammy Awards via Paramount+ have slammed the video-on-demand service after finding they were unable to stream the star-studded show.
While the ceremony was broadcast live from the Crpyto.com Arena in Los Angeles by CBS, it was also announced before the show that Paramount+ would join the broadcast of the proceedings as they occur.
But as CBS viewers watched everything from Lizzo’s reaction to the mere mention of Beyoncé’s name to Ben Affleck’s apparent boredom during the show, many Paramount+ subscribers found themselves asking questions. because they were left behind.
While the show was still airing, a number of disgruntled viewers took to Twitter in droves to express their frustration.
“So you’re telling me I paid Paramount+ just so I couldn’t live stream the Grammys???” A writing on social media platform.
“GRAMMYS DON’T WORK ON PARAMOUNT PLUS. HOW TO MAKE IT WORK?” asked another.
“I have Paramount Plus but I can’t even watch the Grammys,” another viewer complained.
“I’m not the one paying the Paramount bounty just so the Grammys live stream doesn’t work. Count your days mf @paramountplus,” another commented.
As the awards show unfolded, tweets from the verified Paramount+ account gave followers insight into the events, prompting further criticism from followers.
“The audacity to live-tweet the Grammys while your followers can’t watch is staggering,” said one Twitter user. “Cheer.”
Newsweek has reached out to Paramount+ representatives for comment.
Trevor Noah, who announced in September that he was stepping down from his role on The daily showhosted the Grammy Awards for the third time.
The esteemed list of presenters at the awards included first lady Jill Biden, rapper Cardi B, actor and host James Corden, actors Billy Crystal and Dwayne Johnson, actress Viola Davis, three-time Grammy winner Olivia Rodrigo and five-time Grammy winner Shania Twain.
Previously announced Grammy artists included Bad Bunny, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Steve Lacy, Lizzo, Kim Petras, Sam Smith and Harry Styles.
There was also a star-studded In Memoriam section that paid tribute to some members of the creative community who died last year.
The segment featured Kacey Musgraves performing “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in a tribute to Loretta Lynn; Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt paying tribute to Christine McVie with “Songbird”; and Maverick City Music join Quavo for “Without You,” honoring late Migos star Takeoff.