Streaming issues appeared for many Monday night on the ESPN app, including this Spectrum user (@cdipp on Twitter).

It’s well-established that streaming services often run into some problems with the highest-profile events thanks to the numbers of people trying to watch that way, from the Super Bowl to the World Cup. Well, Monday night’s College Football Playoff national championship game saw some of those same issues, this time with ESPN’s streaming options.

Those are just a few of the many, many tweets complaining about ESPN streaming here. And AA staff were able to verify that there were issues with the ESPN app with both Verizon FiOS and Charter as providers. It did work on a Roku in California with authentication through AT&T, and it’s working for some other people, so this isn’t a universal outage, but it’s definitely a significant one nonetheless. And it’s one at a very unfortunate time for those hoping to watch this vital game.

[Photo via Cory Dippold on Twitter]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.