HBO Live Streamed Game of Thrones Season 4, Server Crashed Suddenly

Yesterday, HBO live streamed Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode at 9 p.m. ET. People who didn’t subscribe to HBO were also able to watch the Game of Thrones Season 4 online. Can you abstain from watching?


Game of Thrones Season 4 was formally commissioned by HBO on 2 April 2013, following a substantial increase in audience figures between the second and third seasons. Game of Thrones Season 4 is mostly based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. Some materials have been added from the fourth and fifth books (which run concurrently alongside the end of the third book and each other).

However, using the HBO Go app on an iPhone, viewers who also own the Apple TV device were able to watch Game of Thrones on their TVs using the AirPlay feature. It is to be noted here that HBO Go is also available on the Roku device and other set-top internet boxes and “stick” devices that plug into a set’s HD port, allowing the Game of Thrones Season premier to be viewed on any TV set — not only yesterday night, but any time in the weeks and months ahead.

When HBO aired the finale of its recently completed hit series True Detective, so many fans attempted to watch the online stream that HBO Go servers crashed due to the heavy load, frustrating thousands of fans. A preview video of Sunday’s Season 4 premiere, showing some dramatic scenes from the new season, can be seen below:

It is important to note that other countries outside the US may have a tougher time getting Game of Thrones digitally. Check your local providers for more information on how to get the show in your area. So, how will you watch Game of Thrones this season? Will you pay the gold price or pay the iron price,  or will you play the waiting game? Share your thoughts with us in the comments box.

Courtesy: HBO Watch, Digital Trends

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