Not Paying for HBO Go? Quit Whining About It

Game of Thrones fans need to cool it: Brian Barrett
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2014 11:36 AM CDT
Not Paying for HBO Go? Quit Whining About It
This image released by HBO shows Natalie Dormer, left, and Diana Rigg in a scene from "Game of Thrones."   (AP Photo/HBO, Macall B. Polay)

Game of Thrones fans freaked out last night when they had technical trouble watching the season four premier on HBO Go. Viewers made their concerns heard online, and HBO responded—in what Brian Barrett notes was a rather sassy tweet. "Having trouble accessing @HBO GO? Send a raven," the company said. The subscription channel was right not to worry much, Barrett writes at Gizmodo: Those complaining "are the moochers, the people who are using their cousin's ex-girlfriend's dad's HBO Go password instead of forking over 16 bucks a month to watch it on their televisions."

"I have nothing against mooching," Barrett notes. But "when it's a thing you did not pay for but did help break," you lose "your right to complain." Click for the full piece. (More HBO stories.)

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