HBO Apps for Game of Thrones: Premiere of ‘House of the Dragon’ Crashes


HBO seems to be on the verge of another big hit. Game of ThronesPrequel House of the Dragon premiere crashed HBO Max Sunday night. After millions of viewers tuned in to the original series’ eight-season run and months of preparation, the House Targaryen-centered series was launched. However, thousands of HBO Max subscribers had issues with the service.

According to service monitoring site DowndetectorJust after 9 PM, reports about issues with HBO Max peaked in the 3,784 range. ET Sunday evening, minutes after House of the Dragon premiered. Subscribers who tried to view the premiere episode reported that the HBO Max app was not available. “crashing”Or simply “not available”When they tried to access it, one person claimed that there was no internet. “failure to launch”The app was also very useful. “crashing mid-show.”One person shared their experience on Twitter with receiving a “title not available”Error message when they tried to play the episode. Another reporting that the app was not working. “would crash”They were unable to view the episode. Problems seemed to be mainly for Fire Stick users or Amazon Fire TV platforms. Complaints also surfaced on many social media platforms.

House of the Dragon is being successfully viewed by millions of HBO Max subscribers this evening,”HBO Max stated in a statement shared by Deadline. “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.”

Thankfully, the problems seem to be over. Downdetector shows issues rapidly flatlining, from a peak of 3,784 reports at 9.06 p.m. down to less that 1,000 reports at 9.21 p.m.

Based on George R.R. Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, House of the Dragonacts as a follow-up to Game of ThronesThe series was cancelled in May 2019. The series takes place 200 years before the events in the main series. It centers on House Targaryen’s rule of Westeros. This story begins at the highest point and continues into the darkest. The series stars Paddy Considine and Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke as well as Eve Best, Fabien Frickel, Sonoya Mzuno, Rhys Ifans, and Eve Best. New episodes air Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO Max. The 10-episode premiere season of the series will end on Oct. 23.