Some HBO Now subscribers could not access the new episode and complained about slow buffering when the seventh season 7 premiered on Sunday.
The anticipation for "Game of Thrones" season 7 was high and due to huge demand for the season premiere, HBO website was down on Sunday, July 16. People who attempted to visit the network's main website HBO.com during the show's season premiere were met with an error message saying there was a problem loading the page.
HBO Now, the network's video streaming service, also wasn't loading for some viewers during the first half of the episode. Some others who managed to access the new episode, meanwhile, complained about slow buffering.
Lucky fans, however, were able to watch the episode and have been tweeting about it. Many of them expressed their excitement about Ed Sheeran's cameo appearance in the episode.
HBO Now suffered a similar problem during last season's "Battle of the Bastards" episode. HBO Go, meanwhile, didn't seem to suffer from the same outages as HBO Now during the seventh season premiere.