HBO Now — the premium cable channel’s streaming service — went down Sunday night as “Game of Thrones” fans were preparing for the highly anticipated “Battle of the Bastards.”
For casual fans who don’t know why this particular episode is so important, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark face off against Ramsay Bolton in an epic “Battle of the Bastards” (TheWrap has an excellent primer you can read here while waiting for your HBO Now to fire back up).
More than 40 minutes into the outage, the HBO Now Twitter accounted tweeted, “We’re aware members are experiencing technical difficulties tonight. We hope to resolve this ASAP. Please follow @hbonowhelp for updates.”
ASAP can’t come soon enough for some “Game of Thrones” fans. The outage has caused outrage on social media. Check out some of the funniest reactions below.
— North Fork Marketing (@jenlew) June 20, 2016
— Julie (@xfsista) June 20, 2016
HBONOW IS DOWN. Now I finally relate when there's that hilarious scene in movies when the TV messes up a bunch during "THE BIG GAME"
— Steve Zaragoza (@stevezaragoza) June 20, 2016
— Mike Moats (@MikeMoats) June 20, 2016
— Jon White (@JW_027) June 20, 2016
— Alex Pardee (@alexpardee) June 20, 2016
The fact that HBO Now is down during Game 7 is proof the NBA is rigged.
— Josh Rodgers (@jmrodg65) June 20, 2016
Dear HBO Now:
I pay for your service to use it once a week. It would be nice for you to work ON THE ONE DAY I NEED IT.
— Joseph Samelson (@jspsam) June 20, 2016
HBO Now tech support be like: pic.twitter.com/h9Cp9E8fxk
— Mary C. Moore (@Mary_C_Moore) June 20, 2016
The nice thing about HBO Now not working is that no jerk will ruin GoT for me before the game ends.
— Chris at PTS (@ChrisatPTS) June 20, 2016