The season premiere leaves many HBO Go users wanting more. An overwhelming demand of viewers using the cable network’s mobile streaming app caused it to crash, denying access for many. The problems are fixed by 1 a.m. ET the following day:
Thanks for your patience #GOT fans. The service is now restored. For any further issues please email: email@example.com
— HBO GO (@HBOGO) April 7, 2014
This is the second time in a month that the app has failed during a highly anticipated episode, sparking discussions about subscribers lending their HBO Go account information to friends and relatives, thus putting more strain on the servers.