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Fans were eagerly awaiting the premiere of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ on Sunday night – but some viewers were in for an infuriating night when the highly anticipated 10-episode series was finally dropped after months of hype media.

So many fans were trying to simulcast the show that HBO Max actually crashed. This led to thousands of users not being able to watch the first episode.

Many subscribers have reportedly fallen victim to the streamer’s app going down, with website outage service DownDetector reporting that there were around 3,000 outages between 8:40 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. EDT.

In a statement to The Post, HBO said the crash only affected a “small portion of users”.

“‘House of the Dragon’ was successfully viewed by millions of HBO Max subscribers last night,” the rep said. “A small portion of users attempting to connect through Fire TV devices have experienced issues and we have worked directly with affected users to bring them into the platform.”

As usual, fans took to social media only to vent their frustrations over technical issues – and quickly discovered that others were also having issues: “The site crashed… @hbomax,” a job on the company’s Twitter account.

The streaming service then replied: “Hi Leah, we are aware that some users may be having issues at this time. Please try closing the app and restarting it to see if that helps. Contact us immediately if you are still having issues. Thank you! “

“I’m literally about to lose it over this HBO Max crash,” one fan tweeted.
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Thousands of viewers tried to stream “House of the Dragon” on HBO Max, however, the app crashed due to the number of people watching.
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“House of the Dragon” features Paddy Considine, Sian Brooke, Michael Carter, Steve Toussaint and Eve Best in a scene from the Season 1 premiere.
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The company account too joked about the fall, writing, “The only thing that could destroy the House of the Dragon was itself. #HOTD.”

“House of the Dragon” is set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and tells the story of House Targaryen.

Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans and Milly Alcock star in the fantasy drama.

“Imagine literally paying for hbo max just to crash as soon as [‘House of the Dragon’] fate my dad is about to break down,” another viewer writing.

A frustrated fan moans: “I’m literally about to lose it because of this hbo max crash.”

A person Noted“About 25 minutes trying to watch #HouseofDragon only to have my HBO Max crashed repeatedly after showing me the promo on all the “groundbreaking new originals” they have coming. Not really a good sales pitch.

A fan added a same of “SpongeBob SquarePants” Patrick Star doing a yoga pose as they tweeted, “Preparing myself mentally because I know the HBO Max app is going to crash for the first 15 minutes.”

Others simply threatened to cancel their subscription because of the outage. “Getting rid of HBO Max. This accident is just too much,” a intervened.