Fans eagerly awaited the premiere of the “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” on Sunday night – but some viewers waited a night of fury when the highly anticipated 10-episode run finally came to an end after months of hype.
So many fans tried to stream the show at the same time — that HBO Max even crashed. This resulted in thousands of users unable to watch the first episode.
Many subscribers were reportedly victims of the streamer app outages, with website outage service Down Detector reporting that there were approximately 3,000 power outages between 8:40 PM and 9:25 PM. EDT.
As usual, they took to social media to vent their frustrations over technical issues – and soon discovered that others were also having issues: “The site crashed… @hbomax,” a Posted the company’s Twitter account.
The streaming service then responded: “Hi Leah, We are aware that some users may be experiencing issues at this time. Try closing and restarting the app to see if it helps. Contact us immediately if you still have problems. Thank you!”
Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon tells the story of House Targaryen.
Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifan and Milly Alcock star in the fantasy drama.
“Imagine literally paying for hbo max, only to crash it ASAP [‘House of the Dragon’] emerges that my father is about to collapse”, another viewer written down.
A frustrated fan wailed: “I’m literally about to lose it because of this hbo max crash.”