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Home of the Dragon premiere crashes HBO Max streaming, totally on Fireplace Sticks


In addition to unreleased and disappearing content material, there have been loads of complaints concerning the HBO Max streaming apps since they launched. Nonetheless, they’ve usually held up effectively underneath the stress of premieres for content material like Tenet, Surprise Girl, The Matrix, or Westworld, however for HBO there might not be something like a Game of Thrones premiere.

Tonight’s debut of the present’s spinoff, Home of the Dragon, is the primary style of a brand new GOT expertise inside HBO Max, and whereas many individuals making an attempt to stream the premiere episode are watching and not using a downside, others mentioned the app crashed on them, or froze up as soon as it bought previous the pre-show teaser trailer.

Primarily based on reviews seen on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere, it seems that most people having issues are utilizing an Amazon Fireplace TV platform, or a Fireplace Stick. It’s unclear why that app, particularly, would have issues, however should you’re utilizing it and you may’t watch, it’s possible you’ll need to attempt switching should you can’t wait to see all of the Targarayens going at it. If it’s your principal streaming gadget, one different piece of recommendation folks have reported success with is to create a brand new profile.

In a press release emailed to The Verge, HBO’s Chris Willard mentioned, “Home of the Dragon is being efficiently seen by tens of millions of HBO Max subscribers this night. We’re conscious of a small portion of customers trying to attach by way of Fireplace TV units which are having points and are within the means of resolving for these impacted customers.”

Regardless of the situation is, don’t anticipate to see this repeat in future seasons — by subsequent yr, they’ll have a new app anyway.

Replace August twenty first, 10:40PM ET: Up to date with assertion from HBO.

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