The fourth season premiere of HBO’s hit fantasy show Game of Thrones aired last night, and it should surprise no one familiar with the service that the traffic bogged down the service, keeping many from watching dragons and breasts until today or later.
Considering the site crashed due to demand generated by the much more esoteric True Detective, this was easily predictable. And HBO was quick to cop to the issue on its Twitter. The network tweeted, “Looks like there’s trouble in the realm. Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ll be providing updates, so please stay tuned. #GameofThrones.”
It seems as though the network wants to have its cake and eat it too, as the CEO had said he didn’t care if people were sharing HBO Go login info to watch the service without their own subscription. Turns out lots of people like free stuff. Who knew?