& # 39; I gave up and pirated it & # 39 ;: Furious Game of Thrones fans slammed Foxtel after their stream BRAIDED moments after long-awaited first episode aired
- Social media argue with Foxtel customers over the return of Game of Thrones series
- Many online viewers cannot view due to streaming and buffering issues
- Foxtel told Daily Mail Australia that the vast majority of fans watched it continuously
- Highly anticipated first episode of the eighth and final series that was released on Monday
Foxtel has come under fire from the furious fans of Games of Thrones who were unable to watch the long-awaited first episode of the eighth and final series.
Monday's return of the popular return of the HBO series led to a stir in social media due to streaming and buffering problems for online viewers, despite claims by Foxtel that most customers watched the show uninterruptedly.
An angry customer took a photo of their blank computer screen with the message & # 39; The service is temporarily unavailable. Try again later. & # 39;
& # 39; What the right to legally watch Game of Thrones in Australia is as: & # 39; the Reddit post was caption.
Foxtel told Daily Mail Australia that hundreds of thousands of fans of Games of Thrones could watch the series return (photo) of the eighth and last season without interruption
The photo was flooded with comments from disappointed viewers who encountered the same problem.
& # 39; I gave up and pirated it & # 39 ;, someone wrote.
Another added: & # 39; I am frustrated that I cannot pay and view this. Pirates is easier than paying now. & # 39;
Many other fed up fans went to Foxtel's Twitter account to vent their frustration.
& # 39; What the legal attempt of Game of Thrones is in Australia is if: & # 39; this Reddit post (photo) was endorsed by a disappointed Game of Thrones fan and Foxtel customer
& # 39; Correct your streaming services, you should have known the demand for network traffic for this series, especially when you advertise so hard yourself. There are no apologies for this. Your silence is also very deafening & # 39 ;, wrote a fan.
Another addition: & # 39; Foxtel go has crashed again. What a (stuff). Think they would have done extensive load testing on their servers, given that they were scrapping the enrollment process so hard for the new GOT season – very disappointed. & # 39;
Foxtel customers had similar streaming problems when the first episode of the seventh series premiered in 2017.
& # 39; This is so frustrating that this also happened last season. You are so incompetent, & a woman tweeted on Monday evening.
Not all viewers were disappointed.
Streaming and buffering issues, along with crashed messages, were among the many complaints from indignant Foxtel customers who could not view Game of Thrones
& # 39; Perfect connection for me, good delivery & tweet, a satisfied customer.
Another addition: & # 39; Credit where it should go. Had a real bitter experience with your streaming last GoT season, but S8Ep01 has streamed S8Ep01 beautifully in HD with CC. & # 39;
A Foxtel spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that hundreds of thousands of viewers enjoyed the long-awaited return series.
& # 39; The number of social posts was extremely small and was due to a cable failure on the NBN / Telstra network that went beyond the control of Foxtel as well as the access of customers to MyAccount, our online self-management portal with less than 100 "social posts to allow customers to time because of a much higher than normal volume of customers who have access to it," he said.
& # 39; The evening stream of Game of Thrones was not affected. & # 39;
Social media crashed into streaming problems for fans of Games of Thrones
Earlier on Monday, fans of the show were warned that they would end up in jail if they were caught downloading the highly anticipated final season.
Game of Thrones is considered the most illegal series on television with 1.77 million Australians illegally downloading the seventh season in 2017.
A finder.com.au survey found that 30 percent of Australians who illegally downloaded this broadcast saw it.