Lot has happened over the seven seasons of this fantasy TV series. Before the airing of the eighth one, you might want to refresh your memory about the seven kingdoms.
And for our new GoT fans who want to know the story of Mother of Dragons, here’s how to watch Game of Thrones outside of the US.
This adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire” airs on HBO and you can catch it up online with HBO Now.
How to watch HBO online?
HBO Now is the go-to service to watch HBO online. If you already have a subscription, you are ready to watch online Game of Thrones and other fantastic content available there. Apart from the live content, you have access to their vast archives of previous TV shows. You can watch all the Game of Thrones episodes there, right from season 1.
There are many movies and also the HBO Originals which you can watch on a range of supported devices.
Not only the Android and iOS devices, but you also get HBO Now on your Amazon devices and gaming consoles, among others. Support for PC browsers is also there, and all this is for $14.99 per month.
If you haven’t subscribed to it yet, you’re up for a free trial. HBO offers 30-day free trial to those who subscribe to HBO Now for the first time. But if you don’t want to, there are other places where you can watch Game of Thrones online.
If you don’t want to subscribe to HBO Now, there are many other ways to watch Game of Thrones. You can get it through Sling TV or DirecTV and also available is the PlayStation Vue and many other TV streaming services.
Sling TV and DirecTV offer package-based live TV streaming services. There are various modular packages offering a group of TV channels, or you can buy single add-on channels.
Then there are streaming services like Hulu, Amazon Prime and PS Vue where you can find ways to watch Game of Thrones. You won’t need to register a separate account.
Just pay for the subscription, and you will be able to stream HBO. The only problem is the geo-restriction. All these services mentioned above are available only to the people in the US.
There are ways though to get past this blocking. I will tell about it next but let’s see the other options you have, apart from HBO.
Where can I watch Game of Thrones without HBO?
If you want to skip HBO altogether, there isn’t much option. But there are streaming sites which can let you watch episodes of Game of Thrones on demand.
You can install third-party addons for Kodi to watch amazing content from all over the world including Game of Thrones. If you don’t know, Kodi is a media player software.
There are many addons available for Kodi to watch almost any streaming service available around the world. You can also install PS Vue for Kodi to watch the channels you have paid for with your PS Vue account.
Then there are websites like Putlocker and 123Movies with a never ending database of movies and TV shows. They don’t host the content available there but only link you to them, most (maybe all) of which are from pirated sources.
So, the regulatory agencies thus, have blocked them. But they keep coming up with new domains. I will recommend you to use VPN services before you access Putlocker, 123Movies or even Kodi. While the official ones are legal, third-party Kodi addons, at times, stream from illegal sources.
Benefits of using a VPN
VPNs offer you privacy. When you connect to a VPN server of, say, NordVPN, it encrypts the network connection. It has a robust encryption system, and with that, your activity won’t link back to you.
No one will know what you are browsing, and the possible illegal streams are hidden from the spying eyes.
If you don’t want to pay for the premium NordVPN service, you can get the best free VPN available. Although we recommend you to get paid VPNs for a reliable service, the free CyberGhost VPN is providing excellent service for quite some time now.
With a VPN, you also can bypass the geo-restriction we earlier talked about. Along with encryption, VPNs provides a local IP address of the server’s location.
Both the NordVPN and CyberGhost has servers in the US. You can connect with them and enjoy Game of Thrones just like a US resident.