Game of Thrones returns finally and with the first episode of the last season 8 airing tonight, here are all the possible ways to watch Game of Thrones online as it airs from anywhere.
If you live in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or India, your best options are listed below and if not, don’t worry !, same options still applies but then you will need a VPN, where you will still be able to catch the show by changing your IP address to a location back where you live, allowing you to watch it all.
So, lets start:
Watch Game of Thrones online in the USA
Well there really is no surprise here, if you’re in the US then HBO will be the go-to place for everything Game of Thrones. Unfortunately, it is also no surprise that this means you will have to sign up to a HBO subscription to watch the show.
HBO offers a few packages, all of which are pretty flexible. That means you can sign up for one month, finish the show and then cancel if needs be. Not to mention, HBO offers free trials on all of its packages, which helps soften the blow. Prices start at $14.99 a month with HBO and go up depending on which package you choose.
The first episode will be streaming in the US tonight on April 14 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT, giving US fans one of the better streaming times out there.
Watch Game of Thrones in Canada
If you’re in Canada trying to watch Game of Thrones online then you’re in luck as Crave will be showing the entirety of the new season on its release. That means the same air time as the US, tonight (April 14) at 9pm ET, 6pm PT for the first episode.
You can pay for Crave on a monthly basis or get an annual subscription. Unlike HBO, Crave doesn’t seem to do trials but if you do pay for a subscription, they will throw in one free month.
Prices vary for Crave but you can get packages including HBO from around $20 for the month.
Watch Game of Thrones in the UK
If you’re in the UK you get two different options when it comes to watching the show: either through Sky Atlantic or via a Now TV Entertainment Pass.
If you are really, incredibly dedicated to missing out on the spoilers you can tune in early tomorrow morning on April 15 at 2am, the official air time for the first episode.
For the non-die hard fans, both NowTV and Sky Go will be showing catch-up episodes from 4am on April 15. Make it through the whole day without finding out who dies (surely someone) and you can watch the episode once again live on TV at 9pm.
We all know that Sky can be expensive, so be sure to check out our dedicated Sky TV deals and packages guide to make sure you’re getting today’s best prices and offers.
NowTV on the other hand has a 7-day free trial, meaning you can catch the first episode without paying a single penny. And, just in time for Game of Thrones, you can get three months of NowTV Entertainment for just £17.99 (25% discount)
And if you’re out of the country and still want to watch shows from your Sky or Now subscriptions, then you’ll need to download and install a VPN as described above.
Watch Game of Thrones in Australia
If you’re watching in Australia then you really only have one option for watching Game of Thrones – Foxtel. The first episode will be airing at 11am on Monday April 15, a slightly more reasonable time compared to the UK’s 2am!
Like all of the streaming services above, you will have to pay to get a subscription to Foxtel. There are a host of different packages available so you can choose what you want to spend.
Also like a lot of the options above, Foxtel allows you to watch all of the old seasons, better hurry up though.
Watch Game of Thrones in New Zealand
For those in New Zealand there really only is one option for season 8 and that’s SoHo. The Sky premium entertainment channel will be the place to find season 8, airing at 1pm and then repeating at 8.30pm on Monday April 15.
Unfortunately, SoHo doesn’t do trial subscriptions. So if you don’t already have it you’ll have to dive on in on a TV package or upgrade your current one to a plan with SoHo.
Packages including SoHo start as low as $24.91 a month and go up from there depending on how much you decide to include.
Watch Game of Thrones in India
For fans in India you’re in luck, when it comes to watching Game of Thrones online, India has the cheapest option. Simply log onto Hotstar and sign up for a premium account. This will cost you either ₹207.39 ($3) for a month or ₹967.84 ($14) for an entire year.
The first episode will be airing tomorrow on Monday April 15 at 6.30am, yes that does mean an early morning for Indian fans but we feel like its a small price to pay to catch this much-anticipated show’s first episode.
Finally if you live outside those countries, we recommend using TunnelBear VPN to change your location to one of the countries listed above. TunnelBear offers a free trial and has good stable connection.