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


Fans were eagerly awaiting the premiere of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ on Sunday night – but some viewers were in for an infuriating night when the highly anticipated 10-episode series was finally dropped after months of hype media.

So many fans were trying to stream the show simultaneously – that HBO Max actually crashed. This led to thousands of users not being able to watch the first episode.

Many subscribers have reportedly fallen victim to the streamer’s app going down, with website outage service Down Detector reporting that there were around 3,000 outages between 8:40 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. EDT.

As usual, they took to social media only to vent their frustrations over technical issues – and quickly discovered that others were having trouble too: « The site crashed… @hbomax, » a job the company’s Twitter account.

The streaming service then replied: « Hi Leah, we are aware that some users may be having issues at this time. Please try closing the app and restarting it to see if that helps. Get back in touch immediately if you are still having issues. Thank you! «

Thousands of viewers tried to stream « House of the Dragon » on HBO Max, however, 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
« House of the Dragon » stars Paddy Considine, Sian Brooke, Michael Carter, Steve Toussaint and Eve Best in a scene from season one, episode one.
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The company account too joked about the fall, writing, “The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself. #HOTD.”

« House of the Dragon » is set 200 years before the events of « Game of Thrones » and 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 just to crash as soon as [‘House of the Dragon’] fate my dad is about to break down,” another viewer writing.

A frustrated fan moans: « I’m literally about to lose it because of this hbo max crash. »

A person Noted« About 25 minutes trying to watch #HouseofDragon only to have my HBO Max repeatedly crash after showing me the promo for all the « groundbreaking new originals » they have coming. Not really a good sales pitch.

A fan added a same of « SpongeBob Squarepants » Patrick Star doing a yoga pose as they tweeted, « Preparing myself mentally because I know the HBO Max app is going to crash for the first 15 minutes. »

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


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