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Game of Thrones Premiere Crashes HBO’s Website

July 17, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the season seven premiere of Game of Thrones crashed last night. Those who went to the website were hit with an error message that said there was a problem loading the page. The website was finally back up during the second half of the East Coast premiere. HBO Now, the over-the-top streaming service, also didn’t load for some people during the first half. The episode is available for everyone at the same time no matter what time zone they’re in. Some viewers found a loading bar and couldn’t access the episode while others had problems with slow buffering.

Those who had issues went to Twitter to post pictures of their television screens and complain about not getting to see the show. Others said they were able to watch on Now, which shows the problem didn’t affect everyone.

A spokeswoman for HBO said that there were outages in Latin America and the company’s people in the area were working to fix the issue. She added that there wasn’t any huge outages on HBO Go or HBO Now in the US.

This isn’t the first time this has happened. Last year, during the episode “Battle of the Bastards,” there were issues with outages on HBO Now. There haven’t been any issues streaming the show on HBO Go since 2014, which also saw the service crash during the season one finale of True Detective. Go didn’t seem to have any issues last night.

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