Game of Thrones Season 7 has begun. Here’s how you can catch the first few dragon-filled episodes with HBO Now’s free trial.
HBO Now’s free trial is the perfect opportunity to grab some snacks and binge on the show everyone won’t shut up about. The wait between seasons of Game of Thrones always feels like a lifetime. But now, we can finally dive into the first two episodes of Thrones’ epic new season.
As usual for the Game of Thrones series, HBO has the broadcasting rights locked down tight so now is the time to sign up for a free trial of HBO Now if you don’t already have an HBO cable subscription.
Once the season has totally wrapped up (there will only be seven episodes this season), you’ll be able to download Game of Thrones through all the usual avenues, like iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft movies and PlayStation movies.
Where can I watch Game of Thrones Season 7 legally and how much will it cost?
Unless you want to go all out with a cable TV subscription, the next best (and cheaper) option is signing up for HBO’s streaming service, HBO Now.
This service works much like other streaming services like Netflix in that you stream video content directly through your internet connection. Even better news – HBO Now is currently offering a free 1-month trial for new customers, so it won’t cost you a dime to get your Daenerys fix. If you choose to continue using the service, it will set you back $14.99 each month.
Alternatively, you can wait until the season is over and catch the whole show on iTunes or Google Play. Season 6 of Thrones currently costs $28.99 for standard definition and $38.99 for high definition. However, Season 7 is a much shorter season, so that likely means we’ll pay less. If you purchased all seven HD episodes individually, it would cost you $27.93.
What channel is Game of Thrones on in the US?
Game of Thrones is on HBO and can be streamed on HBO On-Demand, HBO Go and HBO Now.
What time does Game of Thrones air in the US?
Episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7 will air on HBO on Sunday nights at 9pm ET.
Why don’t other services offer Game of Thrones?
With pressure being put on free third-party live streaming services, it is becoming more and more difficult to access premium content. You could utilize unblocking services like VPNs to gain access to the content, but that is up to the user. If you’re not willing to pay, you won’t be able to watch unless you break the rules and find a pirate stream, which is illegal.
Why it’s not all bad
Obviously, $179 is a lot to pay to watch one season of your favorite show – there’s no debating that. However, it would be unfair to omit the fact that you also get access to a massive range of premium TV shows and movies within that price bracket.
In addition to the premium content you get access to when signing up to HBO Now, there’s also no archaic lock-in contracts, meaning you can cancel the service as soon as Game of Thrones ends if you like.