Fans annoyed as ‘House of the Dragon’ crashes HBO Max


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!”

“I’m literally about to lose it because of this HBO Max crash.”
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Thousands of viewers tried to stream “House of the Dragon” on HBO Max, but the app crashed due to the number of people watching.
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Paddy Considine, Sian Brooke, Michael Carter, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best HBO House of the Dragon Season 1 - Episode 1
In “House of the Dragon”, Paddy Considine, Sian Brooke, Michael Carter, Steve Toussaint and Eve Best star in a scene from season one, episode one.
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The company’s account too joked of the demise, writing: “The only thing that could bring down the House of the Dragon was himself. #HOTD.”

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.”

A person noted“About 25 minutes to try and watch” #House of the Dragon only to have my HBO Max crash repeatedly after showing me the promo on all the “groundbreaking new originals” coming. Not really a great sales pitch.”

A fan has a . added meme of Patrick Star of “SpongeBob Squarepants” doing a yoga pose while tweeting, “Prepare mentally because I know the HBO Max app will crash for the first 15 minutes.”

Others simply threatened to cancel their subscription because of the outage. “Getting rid of HBO Max. This crash is just too much, “a struck.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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