Imagine the reason the Live Streams stopped few years back ?
More demand than supply - tech speak, yea, but defines the concept ?
Today's Return of the Live Steve Note ?
A few glitches, but overall it worked fine
Didn't keep a log of what happened when - had a 'few' times audio drop out, then maybe video, sometimes both, and/or skip around - however, 'it' fixed itself after few seconds. And then the Show would go on, I had to do nothing.
BUT - maybe 2/3 way in, "something" happened during one "drop out" lost my "full screen" and from then on could only get it in "sandbox" in Browser Window (dig all that?) and lost ability to "re-size" to Full Screen - i.e. the controls went vanilla and audio volume was only option (still digging all that?)
Which, of the above, tells me the "demand" finally overloaded the "supply" so Apple had to cut back on the "resolution" in order to keep the Stream working at all (that sound officially techie enough to describe the concept again?)
On and on, is not so much this/that about the Total Quality - but that it even worked at all.
Bet you the Mortgage were a LOT of Folks watching
And apparently from other posts here - The Whole World was Watching - Live ...
(and don't even get me started on the reports above of iPhone reception via Cell Connection, yeow)
AND - this is a wild azz guess, but maybe a good one (?) ...
Was perhaps a "test" of the New Server Farm in Mayberry RFD ?
If going to "eventually" Serve the Planet with Movies and TV, better be able to handle a little Steve Note Stream (dig?)