After waiting two years for Game of Thrones’ final season to premiere Sunday night, some members of the show’s diehard fanbase had their patience tested even further when HBO’s live streaming platforms, along with Hulu, seemed to crash.
Down Detector, a website that monitors such outages, reported that HBO GO began having issues at 8:35 p.m. ET, just minutes before the highly-anticipated premiere. Hulu did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
HBO tells EW that they did not “experience any service outages on HBO GO or HBONOW in the U.S. during last night’s Game of Thrones season 8 premiere. We are aware of a small number of comments on social media but are not able to speak to those individual circumstances.”
The season 8 debut was expected to be more popular than last season’s finale, which was watched by 16.5 million people, according to the network.
Needless to say, fans experiencing delays were cursing the gods on Twitter during the added wait:
My HBO GO is down... kill me— Kriss Dantalion Gremory (@DismalEmper0r) April 15, 2019
The HBO app for Roku appears to be down.— Joshua Shelton (@JohnsonCityReb) April 15, 2019