‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Crashes HBO Website


HBO’s website was no match for the viewers or the White Walkers on Sunday night. We watched in horror as the Night King, White Walkers and Wights, including giants march on The Wall.


The cable network’s main website, HBO.com, was down during the seventh-season premiere of Game of Thrones. People who attempted to go to the website were met with an error message saying there was a problem loading the page.


HBO Now, the network’s over-the-top video streaming service, also wasn’t loading for some viewers during the first half of the episode. Some viewers who logged into the service were met with a loading bar and could not access the new episode; others complained about slow buffering. A spokeswoman for HBO did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Angry fans trying to watch the premiere took to Twitter to express their displeasure, some tweeting pictures of their television screens and complaining about their inability to watch the show. Other fans tweeted that they were able to view the episode on Now, indicating that the problem wasn’t affecting all users.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Helen Sloan/HBO
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