TV - Movies
House Of The
Dragon Literally
Crashed HBO With
Its Release
In the wake of many recent struggles, HBO Max was in desperate need of a win, but unfortunately, the much-anticipated release of "House of the Dragon" was a bumpy one. On the night of the show’s premiere, at least 3,000 blackouts for HBO Max were reported during the window of release.
This quite understandably dampened the mood of many viewers. At the same time, the HBO Max Twitter account was desperately flip-flopping between telling viewers to "try closing the app and restarting to see if this helps" while also shooting zingers into the ether like "the only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself."
Something else that doesn't translate well? Blaming the competition. A spokesperson for HBO released a statement blaming Fire TV devices for the issue, which seemed to be a knock against Amazon which is set to release a rival fantasy spinoff series "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" on Amazon Prime Video on September 2nd.