So, interested in Game of Thrones? Do you want to know who the hell Tyrion, Arya and Cersei
Are? A lot of things happened over the last seasons and Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons is now in Westeros, her homeland. Yes, there are three dragons in this fantasy TV series, and one of them is beyond the Wall.
If you are thinking “Where can I watch Game of Thrones?” let’s help you out.
How can I watch Game of Thrones?
The story of Game of Thrones spans across a series of novels under A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R. R. Martin. The story is set up in the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, collectively known as the Known World.
The Narrow Sea separates both the continents and most of the story revolves around the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
The ruler of these seven kingdoms sits on the Iron Throne at the King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon was the king then, and it is now headed by Cersei Lannister. Is it getting too much to store? Watch Game of Thrones lives on HBO to get a glimpse of Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, the kingdom of Winterfell and others.
HBO Go is the official way to watch Game of Thrones HD online and as the rumour goes Game of Thrones Season eight will be the finale. So, subscribe to HBO Go and catch up all the episodes of the TV version of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” That’s a lot of work but is fun.
Watch HBO Go in UK
Although HBO Go is a free service, it’s not available outside the US. Moreover, the service is available only to the cable TV subscribers.
So, if you are a US resident with HBO subscription, there are ways to watch Game of Thrones in the UK. But if you are not, you have to subscribe to HBO Now.
HBO Now is the paid version of Go and is available for $15 per month. But like the HBO Go, Now also is blocked outside the US. To get the streaming here in the UK, you have to download VPN software, and then you can watch HBO live direct from your home.
What you have to do is to pay a VPN service provider like ExpressVPN and connect to its server in the US. After the connection is successful, the server encrypts all the data transfer
and hides your IP address.
All the requests to a website like HBO will pass through the secure VPN server, and HBO will see a US IP address.
Because of the encryption, using a VPN also gives you privacy while you are online. Your Internet Service Provider won’t know that you are watching Game of Thrones live.
After you have paid for HBO Now, you can watch the live streaming of HBO and also all the TV shows and movies in its archive.
You can catch it on your PC web browser, gaming console or download app for your mobile devices. The HBO app is available for Android, iOS and also on many streaming devices.
Watch Game of Thrones for free
If you don’t want to make that extra payment of $15 to HBO, you also can get Game of Thrones with your existing Hulu or Amazon Prime subscription.
And if you don’t have any such subscription, then you can take help from the free streaming websites. Websites such as Putlocker, Icefilms, 123Movies and Afdah provide their users with free content.
They don’t host the content but source them from places all over the Internet, and many of them are pirated.
And the government has blocked access to these websites to curb piracy. But you can use VPN to access the sites. Connect to a country where these websites are still live and watch free Game of Thrones.
And VPNs also hides your browsing activity. So, the government offices won’t know about you using pirated websites. There also is this software, Kodi, which can help you watch Game of Thrones.
Kodi is a media player software, and it has add-ons to fulfil (almost) all your streaming
needs. It even has add-ons to watch the content available on Putlocker, Afdah and others. And all these are illegal.
So, until you are using the official add-ons, there won’t be any problem. But better to be on the safe side and use a VPN while using Kodi.
And remember, get a paid VPN service. Free ones are tempting, but they aren’t a lot reliable with their poor encryption system.