Finally, the seventh season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is here and people in India are trying each streaming website to get themselves into the addictive mode once again. However, when people tried to watch it on Hotstar premium in India this morning, they found something like this.
Imagine what must have happened to those people who paid for Hotstar Premium services just to watch the GOT season premiere. Paying up proved to be the worst way to watch the premiere in India. At 7:30 am, the time when everyone was hitting Hotstar trying to stream the first episode, the company’s servers failed.
In no time, the matter hit Twitter and people started cursing the streaming service for this technical fault.
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— Tushar Kanwar (@2shar) July 17, 2017
— Syed Saman Murtuza (@SyedSamanMurtuz) July 17, 2017
— Aroon Deep (@AroonDeep) July 17, 2017
— Rohit Awate (@TheRohitAwate) July 17, 2017
— Chandrakanth Sharma (@MelomaniacGuy) July 17, 2017
— ADITYA (@saditya949) July 17, 2017
— Amit Muralkar (@AmitMuralkar) July 17, 2017
A few days back, Hotstar had dissed illegal torrents and posted something for their viewers!
And later justifying it, they wrote:
— Hotstar (@hotstartweets) July 17, 2017
The company spent the entire morning asking customers to “clear browser cookies” to solve the problem. However, nothing worked as it was a major server fault. Poor GoT fans will never be able to forget how Hotstar ruined their bliss.
In a statement issued by Hotstar, the company’s CEO Ajit Mohan said that the service disruption was due to an unprecedented surge.
“This morning we faced an unprecedented surge in interest around the opening of the new season of ‘Game of Thrones’ which resulted in a service disruption of about 8 minutes. While we are delighted that fans around the country wholeheartedly embraced our message of Torrents Morghulis [Torrents Must Die], we are deeply apologetic for the service disruption. Service is fully up now,” reads the statement.