Some Foxtel Now customers experienced issues watching the Game of Thrones season finale on Monday night. Photo: HBOIt was billed as Game of Thrones’ longest episode to date, but for some people, season seven’s finale was much longer than anticipated.
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Foxtel customers have complained of buffering issues while watching the season seven finale of HBO’s fantasy blockbuster on Monday night.

With nowhere else to let off steam, frustrated Game of Thrones fans turned to Twitter and Facebook to complain about the quality of Foxtel Now.

“Awesome work doubling the length of the episode,” one person wrote. “I got to enjoy it for almost two hours instead of 80 minutes! Please don’t try this again, I hate the glitchy, skippy aesthetic.”

Another person said their attempt to watch the episode was an “epic failure”.

“Will be cancelling my subscription today,” he wrote.

On Tuesday morning, Foxtel began apologising to miffed customers and informing them the issue had been fixed. The company said high demand caused issues for people using its apps.

It wasn’t the first time the pay TV provider had to apologise to furious Game of Thrones buffs. Last month, season seven’s premiere resulted in widespread issues for Foxtel customers due to unprecedented demand.

Monday night saw even more strain on Foxtel’s services, with a record-smashing 887,000 people tuning in to watch The Dragon and the Wolf – 60,000 more than the season premiere.

Streaming issues, however, appeared to not be as widespread this time around due to the measures put in place by Foxtel engineers after the July fiasco.

Foxtel has been contacted for further comment.


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