UK markets close in 6 hours 36 minutes
  • FTSE 100

    7,073.49
    +11.20 (+0.16%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    22,528.67
    +71.59 (+0.32%)
     
  • AIM

    1,219.55
    -1.46 (-0.12%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1661
    -0.0027 (-0.23%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3876
    -0.0057 (-0.41%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    22,852.23
    -1,073.81 (-4.49%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    758.42
    -91.93 (-10.81%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,224.79
    +58.34 (+1.40%)
     
  • DOW

    33,876.97
    +586.89 (+1.76%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    73.08
    -0.58 (-0.79%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,777.20
    -5.70 (-0.32%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,884.13
    +873.20 (+3.12%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    28,309.76
    -179.24 (-0.63%)
     
  • DAX

    15,529.14
    -74.10 (-0.47%)
     
  • CAC 40

    6,587.98
    -14.56 (-0.22%)
     

HBO Max down: Streaming service breaks in middle of Mare of Easttown finale

·2-min read
 (© 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
(© 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)

HBO Max has broken in the middle of the Mare of Easttown finale.

The show was scheduled to be shown on the streaming service as well as traditional HBO channel at 10pm eastern time.

But as that time arrived, user found themselves unable to log on and shown error messages instead. That meant they were unable to watch the conclusion to the show, which has grown into a major hit and left viewers gripped.

Many speculated that the service was not able to cope with the vast number of people trying to watch the episode. HBO Max has been able to handle major episodes and event viewing in the past, however, such as the end of Game of Thrones.

Instead, they saw a message saying the episode was unable to load, with some being told that the service was unavailable and others asked to contact their TV provider. Others saw a message reading “content unavailable” and a long stream of letters.

But perhaps the strangest bug of all saw multiple users report that when they tried to watch Mare of Easttown, they were instead shown an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

The penultimate episode had included a number of clues and the promise that they would be resolved in its seventh, and final, installment.

HBO Max was yet to recognise the issues on its social feeds at the time of publication, and does not maintain an official status page. But tracking website DownDetector showed a huge number of errors reported as soon as the show aired, and users complained on Twitter, Reddit and other social networks.

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

The errors were reported both on the main HBO Max service as well as the legacy HBO Go and HBO Now ones.

The problems come just days after HBO Max celebrated its first birthday, and in the middle of a deal that will see parent company AT&T spin off it and its other streaming services to create a new company in collaboration with Discovery.

Read More

Elon Musk says Mars-bound Starship will launch from ‘ocean spaceport’ next year

Bitcoin price – live: Crypto crash continues amid bank crackdown

Nasa releases spectacular new picture showing heart of the Milky Way

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting