HBO Go, HBO Now Down, Not Working? Streaming Platforms Crash Before 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Episode 2

For the second week in a row, the immense viewership for Game of Thrones Season 8 has over-burdened HBO Go and HBO Now, resulting in reports of connectivity problems. Both the HBO Go and HBO Now streaming platform were working normally for most of Sunday, but the swell in viewership leading up to the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 has lead to streaming issues, including outages.

Outage tracking site Down Detector has registered multiple reports of HBO Go outages.

When similar outages and down time struck the HBO Go and Now platforms during the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere on April 14, HBO released a statement via social media. "We're aware some users may be experiencing issues with #HBONOW. We appreciate your patience as our team works to resolve this as quickly as possible. Please check help.hbonow.com for updates."

Anyone hoping to get Game of Thrones streaming as soon as regular service returns to HBO Now and Go should check the two official help accounts for the streaming services, @HBOGOhelp and @HBONowHelp.

HBO Go and Now are available for Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, PS4, Xbox One, in-browser, iOS and Android devices. Outage reports have varied as to the specific platform experiencing connectivity issues, so it might help to either switch devices, if possible, or reset your preferred streaming set-up.

We'll update this article with any official notifications from HBO regarding the Season 8 streaming outages.

Previews for the latest episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 indicate Jaime Lannister will be facing a reckoning in this episode. "When I was a child, my brother would tell me a bedtime story, about the man who murdered my father," Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) says in the preview for Episode 2. "About all the things we would do to that man."

Game of Thrones is building up to a massive battle at Winterfell, between the Night King's army of the dead and the forces allied under Daenerys and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) at Winterfell. While the battle likely won't happen in Sunday's episode, previews indicate Season 8's second episode will take us right up to the moment of the battle.

Game of Thrones will return for Season 8 Episode 3 on April 28, hopefully without the outage and connectivity problems that have plagued the premiere of the season's first two episodes on HBO Go and HBO Now.

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