HBO Go is one of the most useful tools to have at your disposal when it comes to catching up on some of the hottest shows on television as the app is the best way to dig deep into the back-catalog of HBO shows from years past. But the application has a knack for doing the opposite of what it’s supposed to do when shows premiere — which is work, and it typically doesn’t.
When the True Detective season finale aired back in March, the servers crashed and they crashed again for the Game of Thrones season premiere back in April. There was hope that the servers wouldn’t crash again for the season four finale but how foolish of us to think that the server situation would have gotten sorted out for one of the biggest nights of the year for HBO.
The service didn’t crash, so that was a small victory, but the episode didn’t load onto the servers right away which incensed viewers who were growing impatient with having to wait for the episode to get posted.
From there though, things went rather smoothly which means HBO at least halfway figured the problem out. Not everyone was able to watch the episode on time and some were angered by spoilers from the live airing of the show being posted on Twitter before they could catch up on HBO Go.
But at the end of the day, we can’t complain too much about a small delay in the airing of the show on HBO Go. It may have taken a while, but the servers didn’t crash which is more than we thought we’d get out of HBO Go on the biggest night of HBO’s year.