#Fail: House Of The Dragon Causes Crave To Crash And Burn…. Angering Viewers In The Process

Last night was the highly anticipated premiere of the Game of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon. And the only way to see it was to have Crave which is Bell’s streaming service. Too bad the number of people who wanted to watch it caused them to go down. One error message that users saw was this:

“We’re sorry. We have detected an error. Please sign in again to start watching or access your account” 

Or users were booted out of their Crave accounts and couldn’t get back in again. Which meant that yours truly along with a lot of other Canadians didn’t get to see the opening episode. In my case, I got fed up and went to bed.

Cue the outrage:

The thing is that this isn’t the first time that this has happened. Bell Fibe TV took a dive right before the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championships a few years ago. Which is ironic as Bell is part owner of the Raptors. And it seems clear that Bell hasn’t learned from that experience to bolster their streaming infrastructure. At least on the Crave side of the fence. Though to be fair to Crave and to Bell, HBO had issues last night as well. But since Canadians only deal with Crave for HBO shows, that’s who I’m going to criticize.

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