Game of Thrones, temporada 8

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Winter has come: The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones arrives tonight — Sunday, April 14. The show has just aired and if you’re a subscriber HBO Now or HBO Go you can watch the first episode right now. 

Head here to read our in-depth recap of the first episode.

Also, if you’ve already watched, feel free to head here to watch the trailer for episode 2!

Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and the Starks will line up against the White Walkers and their recently acquired dragon — and the final Battle of Winterfell is rumored to be insanely lengthy and excruciatingly bloody. To watch the action in Westeros, you will need a way to watch HBO. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways to subscribe, even if you don’t have cable, starting with HBO Now and HBO Go.

Online HBO options compared

*$25 monthly = 1/12 of annual $120 Amazon Prime fee plus $15 per month for HBO

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Game of Thrones season 8 schedule

This last season will comprise six, supersize, hour-plus-length episodes. It will all be over — sniff — by mid-May. 

Plan to clear out your Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central) in the US, starting around tax day. Here’s the schedule:

  • Episode 1: April 14 (now available on demand)
  • Episode 2: April 21
  • Episode 3: April 28
  • Episode 4: May 5
  • Episode 5: May 12
  • Episode 6: May 19

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HBO’s main two streaming options

Add HBO to a streaming service

You can add HBO to four of the TV streaming services below for an additional monthly charge. If you’re a GoT fan and also a subscriber to Sling TV or YouTube TV, then I’m sorry to report that you are out of luck; neither service offers HBO. Here are four that do:

Game of Thrones in the UK, Australia and elsewhere

According to an HBO representative, Game of Thrones airs in all but four countries around the world — but not necessarily on HBO itself. In the UK, for example, HBO shows are on Sky Atlantic and Sky’s online services Sky Go and Now TV. In Australia, Game of Thrones airs on TV and online on Foxtel. In both countries the show airs at the same time as in the US (i.e. early Monday), and is repeated on Monday night.

And for the record, HBO restricts the use of VPNs used to stream any of the above services from outside the US.

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Originally published March 5.



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