Finally, House of the Dragon is here and the very first episode of the series gives you a hint of what to predict and see throughout the journey. The opening episode grabs your attention from the very beginning with intense scenes showing torture, pain, violence, abuse, and even nudity. Following the premiere of the series HBO Max’s customer help account reportedly tagged the main handle of @hbomax asking if it needs any help to watch the series.
Recently after the premiere, HBO subscribers blew Twitter and complained about not being able to stream the series due to some ongoing technical issues which might be caused by over jamming of viewers.
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Fire TV Users Fired up Over Streaming Crash With HBO Max’s House of the Dragon Premiere
Just after the premiere of the prequel series the main account of @hbomax took on to Twitter and posted “The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself. #HOTD”. @HBOMaxHelps replied although they deleted it later. The deleted tweet says “Hi, we want to help. Could you please let us know what device you’re using?”
I’d love to watch it, but the app HBOMAX keep crashing.
— TheWithrowShow (@thewithrowshow) August 22, 2022
DownDetector.com reported that the crash impacted approximately 3,000 viewers. HBO shared a statement saying:
“House of the Dragon is being successfully viewed by millions of HBO Max subscribers this evening, We’re aware of a small portion of users attempting to connect via Fire TV devices that are having issues and are in the process of resolving for those impacted users.”
Video Goes Viral of Entire Building of NYC Apartments Simultaneously Watching ‘House of the Dragon’
An HBO spokesperson predicted that the problem might be happening among viewers connecting via Amazon’s devices. This is not the first time, similar HBO connection failures happened before during the premiere of Game of Thrones. And some users laughed out about the timing of the crash and said they weren’t surprised. Streaming services face a lot of issues including HBO Max, Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV+ to manage subscribers in the last few years because the streaming market is vast now.
More proof that Thrones is BACK back:
Here’s damn near an entire building in NYC watching last night’s #HouseOfTheDragon premiere at the same time
— MovieRankings.net (@LightsCameraPod) August 22, 2022
A video of New York City blew up on social media after the premiere of the series a video which shows over a dozen apartments in the same building simultaneously watching the first episode of the Game of Thrones prequel series. And yes, HBO is surely thrilled by the early response.
House of the Dragon premiered on Disney+ on 22 August. The series also globally premiered on HBOMax.