The Game of Thrones premiere killed off HBO Go.
HBO’s online streaming service had problems during the season 4 premiere of the hit fantasy service, with many receiving a “fatal error” message.
“HBO Go did experience issues due to overwhelming demand around the premiere of Game of Thrones,” the network said in a statement. “The service has returned to several platforms and we are working hard towards full recovery, which we expect soon.”
The premium cable service’s official Twitter account acknowledged the problem and urged patience:
HBO Go previously had trouble during the True Detective finale last month.
For EW’s Game of Thrones season premiere coverage, see our recap “A Storm of Swords and Swingers” and our interview with Maisie Williams and showrunners on Arya’s twist.
Fans expressed outrage about the server outage on Twitter:
Dear HBO go servers. Fix yourselves or I swear to God I'll tweet every spoiler I know about game of thrones.—
Chris Boy (@cboy7461) April 07, 2014
HBO GO – YOU HAD ONE JOB. LET ME WATCH THE GAME OF THRONES PREMIERE AND STOP CRASHING.—
Alana (@LanaTucci) April 07, 2014
HBO GO, I hate you. I will be upset is Game of Thrones is ruined for me.—
Lauren (@lauuust) April 07, 2014
EW’s Game of Thrones Pre-Season 4 Coverage. Catch up on what you’ve missed:
‘Game of Thrones’ handy snarky season 4 map explains where everybody is
‘Game of Thrones’: This showrunners Q&A will get you really excited for season 4
‘Game of Thrones’: Jack Gleeson reveals the meanest thing he’s ever done
‘Game of Thrones’: Lena Headey on Cersei’s twisted love life
‘Game of Thrones’: Sophie Turner takes six Sansa questions
‘Game of Thrones’: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime’s season 4 women trouble
‘Game of Thrones’ season 4 is Jon Snow’s biggest, talkiest yet
‘Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams teases Arya’s dark season 4
‘Game of Thrones’: Ygritte is super pissed in season 4
Peter Dinklage talks ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4: Tyrion’s journey, ignoring Twitter, nude scenes
‘Game of Thrones’ two more ‘final’ trailers
‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners sign on for two more seasons — EXCLUSIVE
‘Game of Thrones’: How Pedro Pascal landed season 4′s coolest, sexiest new role
‘Game of Thrones’: See Jaime Lannister’s new golden hand — EXCLUSIVE
Game of Thrones’ producers: George R.R. Martin’s secret ending is ‘absolutely’ satisfying — EXCLUSIVE
‘Game of Thrones’ team: 7 seasons is the plan