Incredible video shows block of apartments watching the same series at exact same time
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Featured Image Credit: Twitter / @bkillinit
Everyone has been getting pretty excited about Game of Thrones’ prequel, House of the Dragon.
And it turns out that one block of apartments in New York City is on entirely the same wavelength with the show, having watched the series premiere at exactly the same time. Check out the video below:
The series launched on HBO Max on Sunday night (21 August) in the US, with multiple households in the video appearing to all tune into the Targaryen family-based show all at once.
One Twitter user, @Bkillinit, took to the social media platform to share the phenomenon, captioning the video: “Big #HouseoftheDragon night in New York City apartments @HBO.”
The video itself was coined with the caption: “All of these apartments watching Thrones at the same time.”
Meanwhile, other social media users took to the video’s comments section to share their thoughts on the series.
“It’s nice to have that must watch GoT Sunday TV again. Brings back crazy memories,” @Tru_Breezy commented, while Ali Khan responded, adding: “So true. Always used to look forward to Sunday Nights for the next episode.”
@ISkyevo also penned under the video: “I can not imagine how many people watched this tonight...crazy...what an opening!”
It appears that the residents all watching in perfect harmony were some of the lucky few, as a large number of people were unable to access HBO Max, the streaming platform in which the series is aired, during the premiere last night.
Users reported up to 3,000 outages on the worldwide monitoring system, Downdetector, at 9pm in New York when the series was released.
Many who were affected by the outage took to Twitter to share their frustration.
“I’d love to watch it,” said @thewithrowshow of their desire to catch up with the newest Game of Thrones release, “but the app HBO MAX keeps crashing.”
Another penned of the app mishap: “Imagine literally paying for HBO Max just for it to crash as soon as House of the Dragon comes out, My dad is on the verge of a breakdown,” while someone else added: “@HBOMaxHelp App only crashes when I try to watch #HouseoftheDragon tonight.
However, Warner Bros Discovery Inc, which owns HBO, stated that the show has been ‘successfully viewed’ by millions of subscribers despite the user-reported issues.
The representative of the company said in a statement: "We’re aware of a small portion of users attempting to connect via Fire TV devices that are having issues and are in the process of resolving for those impacted users.”
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