House of the Dragon

‘House Of The Dragon’ Premiere Crashes Amazon HBO Max Apps

House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon HBO Max premiere went as smoothly as the Red Wedding for some streamers.

According to social media accounts, Amazon Fire TV applications and screens crashed when trying to watch the show.

“Is anybody else having trouble streaming the first episode?” Dave Kistner asked on Saturday. “It lets me watch the ad before the show starts and just before the show stars, the whole app crashes and brings me back to my [Fire Stick] home page.”

About 30 minutes later, Kistner tweeted a fix “courtesy of HBO Max themselves” that requires users to register a new account. It’s unclear why some Amazon users couldn’t view House Targaryen while others could.

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House of the Dragon was successfully viewed by millions of HBO Max subscribers last night,” WarnerMedia said. We worked with impacted Fire TV users to get them into the platform.

Twitter provided fun for those who missed Sunday’s debut. HBO Max tweeted an hour after the first episode aired, “The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself.” HBO Max’s customer service responded robotically, “We’ll help. What’s your device?”
The removed tweet was apparently the result of an algorithm looking for tweets about House of the Dragon and technological issues (in this instance, “down”).
This isn’t the first time streamers have struggled to keep up with viewers watching a show. The 2019 premiere of Game of Thrones’ last season took down HBO and Hulu. 2016’s “Battle of the Bastards” episode was similar.

House of the Dragon(Opens in a new window) is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novel and is set 200 years before Game of Thrones. It stars Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians) (Spider-Man: No Way Home).

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