As winter is here with the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the network HBO could not withstand the excitement of the fans as they barraged the main website, leading to a technical glitch. The users who tried to visit HBO.com saw an error message displayed, which read there was a problem loading the page, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
But the website resumed its service during the final half of the episode of the Game of Thrones East Coast premiere. A spokeswoman for the network said that HBO Go was experiencing outages in Latin America yesterday and the team was working to resolve the problems. The portal suffered similar problems at the time of the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones in 2014, when the site crashed during the finale of the first season of True Detective.
The network’s over-the-top video streaming service, HBO Now was also suffering from a snag. Whilesome users who logged into the service were met with a loading bar and could not access the new episode, others complained about slow buffering. Some of the users took to social media to express their outrage.
— Kristen (@Kristen_YT) July 17, 2017
— Antony Blanco (@antony_uy) July 16, 2017
While other tweeple wrote, “@HBOLAT You had one job #HBOGO, one job we are a few hours away from #GoTS7 premiere and you are down already! Fix the servers! @HBO”