Game of Thrones “Two Swords” crashes US HBO Go – Sky Go to experience issues in the UK?
Today in the UK, it is officially Game of Thrones day, well at least for those of us who have access to Sky Atlantic, but for folks in the US who had the show air on HBO Last night, there were a few issues with the mobile streaming service, HBO Go.
HBO Go is available to HBO subscribers as an on the move replacement for the service, but its widely regarded as a way for many non HBO Subscribers to “borrow” other people’s account logins to view on other non-subscribed accounts.
With last night’s massive Season 4 premier of Game of Thrones, the streaming service has hit a massive speed bump, as when the episode premiered online the HBO Go service crashed due to “overwhelming demand,” which affected Millions of streaming viewers last night.
The service is now back up and running, but it will surely make HBO Question just how they handle future surges in viewership like this, and possibly question the ability for users to have the service on other devices.
The service is now back up and running, but there are still issues being seen with the streaming, but HBO have stated that they are “working hard towards full recovery.”
For us in the UK, it’s not much of an issue, but with the first episode of the new series airing tonight on Sky Atlantic (9pm), and following on from this we expect a similar sort of issue with the Sky Go online catch-up service, as many UK fans will be looking to view the Game of Thrones season 4 premier.
A few weeks ago the HBO Go service in the US experienced a similar issue with the season finale of t “True Detective” where users saw a similar outrage among of the streaming service.
What’s more, ISP’s in the UK will surely be gearing up for the inevitable Pirating race over the next week, as over the past 2 years Game of Thrones has been the most pirated TV Show by some way, and with the events at the end of Season 3, many will be wanting to see what happens next.