With Game of Thrones season 8 nearing ever closer, you may be prepping to catch up on all things seasons 1-7 or are even planning to get on the Westerosi bandwagon for the very first time. For that, you’ll need to know how to watch Game of Thrones online. With the show tantalisingly locked behind premium cable channels HBO and Sky Atlantic in the US and UK respectively, it can be tricky finding a way to navigate the Wall that is easy-to-find (legal!) streaming. But, boy, have we ever got you covered.
If you'd rather own Game of Thrones, the Blu-ray is currently $114 at Amazon.
That’s because it’s now easier than ever to watch Game of Thrones online. We’ve divided everything up by region and there’s plenty of choice over which platform you want, too. Perfect for when you have an Apple TV, for example, or maybe a handful of leftover Google Play vouchers from the holidays.
Below, there’s an extensive list of sites and services that offer all seven seasons and 67 episodes of Game of Thrones. You can have the pleasure of reliving that very first visit to Winterfell and all of the backstabbings, brutality and, yes, beheadings on the way at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home. Or even at work if you like. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. So, sit down, get comfy – here’s step one for being able to watch Game of Thrones online laid out for you. Step two is getting hooked and falling in love with the show all over again (and for the very first time). Enjoy! And if you'd rather stick to Netflix, here is the best VPN for Netflix in 2019.
How to watch all of Game of Thrones via VPN
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 Game of Thrones online
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.
How to watch Game of Thrones online in the 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 Game of Thrones online in 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 Game of Thrones online in the 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 Game of Thrones online 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.
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