Recently Warner Bros. Discovery apps, including Turner Classic Movies, have been experiencing technical issues in recent weeks, causing a stir among classic movie enthusiasts. The app and the website aren’t letting users stream films, leaving some wondering if this signals the end of their beloved TCM and other Warner Bros. Discovery apps.
First reported by The TV Answer Man, the glitch is affecting Warner Bros. Discovery’s ability to upload new titles to the apps and keep the app running. Users are reporting films aren’t appearing in the ‘Recently Added’ section. Others are able to play some films but are only about to watch a few minutes before the app shuts itself down. The website is experiencing the same glitch.
“We are in the process of increasing capacity of our content encoding pipelines for our TVE apps as we work to bring even more beloved content to our viewers shortly.” Warner Bros. Discovery spokesperson said in a statement sent to Cord Cutters News.
Warner Bros. Discovery says this is a technical issue the company is working to fix. While the glitches are annoying, Warner Bros. Discovery noted this is not a doomsday warning for the network. Concerned fans and filmmakers recently spoke out about their love for the TCM amidst cost cutting measures sweeping Warner Bros. Discovery.
The good news is this does not have any impact on Max or HBO. Only the TV Everywhere apps that are owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.
Actress Dana Delany “Anyone know why no films have been added to the TCM app in a few days? Is this part of the ongoing brouhaha?” asked actress Dana Delany in a tweet early this month.
In a tweet posted by TCM last week:
“WBD has been facing a technical issue over the last few weeks that is affecting several of the company’s apps, including Watch TCM. This is a high priority for the network and our team is working hard to get it back up to speed.
“We’re so sorry for the inconvenience. Our teams are still working on this and as you can see it’s a massive problem. We will update everyone as soon as it’s back and running properly.
The good news is this is not the end of the TCM app or any other Warner Bros. Discovery app, but for now, we will have to wait for a fix.