There’s a good chance you’ve already spied the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sneak peek at Game of Thrones season 8 and it’s got you aching for more. Unfortunately, we’re not Bran and can’t mess around with time to make that happen. We hear that even he hasn't seen the ending yet. What we can do, however, is collect every season together in one place so you can watch all of Game of Thrones from beginning to (near) end.
What follows is a complete breakdown of how to watch every episode of the show, legally, from start to finish. Not only that, there are details on the best VPNs you can use to make sure you can access the Game of Thrones you've bought or subscribed to no matter where you happen to be in the world. So, whether you're looking to start the show fresh, binging all 67 episodes, or you're catching up to get your fix ahead of S8... this is how it's done.
How to watch all of Game of Thrones (US)
Compared to some other regions, how to watch all of Game of Thrones in the US is relatively straightforward. HBO carries the rights to the show and, as such, you’ll have to sign up to HBO Go ($15/month) to get access to the episodes.
How to watch all of Game of Thrones (Canada)
Canadians also have to go down the HBO Go route which, at $15 dollars a month, may be a little too steep if you’re only interested in Thrones.
If you fancy bulking up your cable services, there’s the option to add The Movie Network (which includes HBO) for an additional $20 a month. That comes with an on-demand app to use across all of your devices, so you can watch Game of Thrones whenever and wherever.
As well as that, there’s also the iTunes Canada option, should you wish (you’ll notice that will become a theme).
The best option for watching all of Game of Thrones in Canada, however, is a halfway house between Crave TV ($7.99 a month) which only includes everything up until Game of Thrones season 6, and either buying Game of Thrones season 7 separately through iTunes or signing up to HBO Go for a brief period.
How to watch all of Game of Thrones (UK)
If you’re a Sky customer, you can watch every single Game of Thrones episode providing you have the service’s box sets add-on. If you’re not, you can get the best Sky deals right here – but there are other methods, too.
NowTV has all seven seasons waiting to be binged should you sign up to its service. You can then stream every episode via Sky Atlantic on your smart TV, Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Pretty nifty. There’s even a 14-day free trial if you’re quick enough at whipping through seasons.
That’s not all. iTunes has each episode available. The complete collection, though, will set you back an eye-watering £119.99.
While Game of Thrones was previously present on Google Play, it appears to have been pulled (in the UK at least) for the foreseeable future.
Additionally, each season of Game of Thrones is available to be watched (and bought) separately via Rakuten. So, no matter your format and choice of streaming service, there’s plenty of options readily available to you!
How to watch all of Game of Thrones in other regions
If you’re Down Under in Australia, the subscription service Foxtel has Game of Thrones season 1-7 ready to be watched on demand from any device.
How to watch all of Game of Thrones via VPN
However, if you’re in a part of the world that simply doesn’t have easy access to Game of Thrones, or services such as HBO Go has piqued your interest, a VPN might be your best option.
For the less tech-savvy, here’s how to use a VPN. You must select a region other than your own using the VPN (i.e. America, if you’re living in the UK) and head to any website that’s got Game of Thrones available to stream.
For avoidance of doubt, each VPN typically includes either a drop-down menu of servers from around the world or a flag to indicate your IP address’ current location. Your IP address has now changed to that location until you turn off your VPN. That’s because a VPN essentially fools your ISP into thinking you’re currently in another country or region, so you can then access said country’s content.
For example, those who want HBO Go in the UK, or Crave TV in the US may do well to get hold of one of the best VPNs on the market as you can access that content no matter where you are in the world. Check below for a comprehensive list.
Best VPNs to watch all of Game of Thrones
We already have a fantastic list of best VPNs for Netflix but what about catering to your Thrones needs?
For my money, Express VPN is the absolute best around. Sure, it’s a little pricey on top of any subscription services you may be looking to pay into, but the software’s ability to work on any device, including your PS4 and Xbox One, is almost unparalleled.
If you’re a little wary at using a VPN, you’d be best off trying out VyprVPN, which not only comes with a free trial but is fairly affordable in the grand scheme of things. It’s even possible to watch HBO Go in notoriously censor-heavy China.
Finally, for those who may have a whole family of Thrones fanatics, or a bunch of friends who want to share in the binge love, NordVPN might be right up your alley. It allows use on six simultaneous devices on even the bare minimum subscription. Plus, if you’re worried about security, it comes with military-grade encryption.
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