How and Where to Stream Game of Thrones Season 8

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Well, here we are again. It’s time to put Endgame behind you, at least for one night, as the third episode of Game of Thrones season 8 starts at 9 pm ET tonight. There’s not a lot of time to emotionally recover from the culmination of 11 years of Marvel movies before tonight, so be forewarned. If you haven’t watched the previous episodes yet, you can get yourself caught up before tonight.

The good news is you don’t need an HBO Now subscription (although that’s one way to do it). You don’t even need cable. Streaming HBO has never been easier.

If you’re a new subscriber, you can go back and stream every Game of Thrones episode without paying a cent during the 7-day free trial period. It’s an extremely tall order, but it’s possible. Just sign up for a trial of one of the services listed below and brace yourself for the onslaught of content. Then cancel your trial before it ends, and you’ve pulled off quite a feat.

Here’s how to stream the premiere and second episodes of Game of Thrones, as well as tonight’s episode when it airs.

Where to Stream Game of Thrones Season 8

Stream Game of Thrones on Amazon Prime

  • UK users: Get Amazon Prime on Amazon (UK)

If you already have¬†Amazon Prime, adding an HBO subscription to your Prime Video channels is $14.99 a month and you can sign up for a 7-day free trial. Prime has a much nicer interface than HBO Now, making binge watching more enjoyable. It’s much easier to skip the Game of Thrones intro through Prime Video.

The Prime subscription itself is $12.99¬†per month, but if you’re a new subscriber you can get 30 days of Prime for free and then stack the HBO on Prime 7-day trial. That’s more than long enough to catch the premiere and tonight’s episode, and even watch previous seasons to catch up.

It’s the best way to watch Game of Thrones for free, but to reiterate, when the trial period ends, so does your access.

Stream Game of Thrones on Hulu + HBO

Hulu is the best value in streaming. For a $5.99 base Hulu subscription price, you can then add HBO streaming to your package for an additional $14.99. For $11.99 you can get the no-ads subscription, but it’s up to you. There’s a lot of choice. Regardless of which package you choose, you can still add HBO.

All done? Great. You can now watch HBO on any device with Hulu support. That means you can watch Game of Thrones season 8 premiere and all the remaining episodes from the comfort of bed on your Nintendo Switch.

Stream Game of Thrones on HBO Now/HBO Go

The original HBO streaming app is the easiest, but doesn’t save you any money over Prime or Hulu. The price for HBO is $14.99, whether you get it as a part of your cable package, subscribe to the stand-alone HBO Now service or add it to your Prime or Hulu packages.

HBO Now runs on most internet-connected devices, letting you watch new episodes as soon as they start airing, as well as catching up on the old ones and watching everything else HBO has to offer.

HBO Go is basically the same as Now, but you use it through your cable company. If you sign up for HBO as part of your normal television cable package, you can also use HBO Go on your internet-connected devices through most providers.

Stream Game of Thrones on DirectTV Now

Signing up for a new DirectTV Now packages scores you HBO, regardless of which package you pick. That’s pretty excellent. The basic package begins at $50 a month, and while it’s the least inexpensive streaming option on this list, it’s a good cable or satellite replacement if you’re thinking of cutting the cord.

The bad news is none of the consoles are supported, so if your PS4 or Xbox One pulls double-duty as your entertainment streaming device, you’ll need a Roku or other supported device to take advantage of the service.

How to Stream Game of Thrones Season 8

Now you know the where, it’s time to focus on the “how.” Chances are you have a device capable of running any of apps needed for HBO.

Supported Devices for Streaming HBO on Hulu

  • Android devices
  • 4th gen or later Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • Amazon Echo Show
  • Amazon Fire tablets
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick
  • iOS devices (iPad and iPhone)
  • LG TV
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku Players, Roku TVs, and Roku Streaming Sticks
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Windows 10 Hulu App
  • Xbox One

Supported Devices for Streaming HBO on Amazon Prime

  • Android devices
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot
  • Amazon Fire tablets
  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • iOS devices (iPad and iPhone)
  • Nvidia Shield
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku Players, Roku TVs, and Roku Streaming Sticks
  • Smart TVs
  • TiVo
  • Xbox One

Supported Devices for Streaming HBO on HBO Now/HBO Go

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Android TV devices
  • Apple TV
  • iOS devices (iPad and iPhone)
  • PlayStation 4
  • Roku Players, Roku TVs and Roku Streaming Sticks (Roku 2 and up)
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Xbox One

Supported Devices for Streaming DirectTV Now with HBO

  • Amazon Fire TV devices
  • Android and Android TV devices
  • Apple TV
  • iOS devices (iPad and iPhone)
  • Roku Players, Roku TVs and Roku Streaming Sticks
  • Samsung Smart TVs
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