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How to Watch Game of Thrones Season 8 online

Since it first appeared on our screens back in 2011, Game of Thrones has captured audiences around the world. We show you how to watch Game of Thrones season 8.

Watching Game of Thrones on a widescreen TV

How to torrent Game of Thrones safely

BestVPN.com does not condone copyright infringement, but it would be remiss of us not to note that Game of thrones invariably sets off a feeding frenzy among torrenters whenever it shows.

Almost every year since it was first released that a season aired, Game of Thrones has topped the “most torrented TV show” charts!

HBO has always been aggressive in chasing those who steal its intellectual property. We therefore strongly advise anyone who does take this route to protect themselves with a good torrent VPN.

How to stream Game of Thrones season 8

Watch Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO

To watch Game of Thrones season 8 100% legally in the US you need an HBO Go, HBO Now, or HBO on Amazon subscription. To watch elsewhere, you require a subscription to one of HBO’s pay television partners.

If you (or a friend or family member) have a subscription to HBO Go, HBO Now, HBO on Amazon, or one of HBO’s pay television partners, but you are abroad, then you can use a VPN to spoof your location in order to watch Game of Thrones.

If you live in the UK but have a friend in the US with an HBO subscription, they are willing to let you use, a VPN will allow you to pretend to be in the US so you can stream GoT directly from HBO.

Do be aware, though, that many services, including all HBO services, actively try to block VPN users from streaming their content. For HBO GO, please check out our 5 Best HBO GO VPNs for a list of VPN services that should work.

Watch Game of Thrones season 8 on Sky Atlantic

Here in the UK, for example, Sky Atlantic (only) will broadcast Game of Thrones season 8 in a transatlantic simulcast for super-fans at 2am UK time. Episodes will be repeated on Monday at 9pm for those with more sensible timetables.

Watch Game of Thrones season 8 on Amazon Prime

Seasons 1-7 are available to Amazon Prime users, but at additional cost (they are not included free with Prime membership). It is reasonable to assume that season 8 will also become available on Amazon Prime at some point, but we don’t know when this will be. 

What you should know about Game of Thrones season 8

With the kind of budget previously reserved only for the big screen, Game of Thrones (GoT) has demonstrated a clear demand for high-quality programming with space over multiple episodes and seven seasons (so far) to fully explore the world of the Seven Kingdoms and the complex characters who reside there.

The unprecedented success of the series has spawned a slew of high quality, high budget shows, the like of which TV audiences have never been treated to before.

Sadly, our excitement at this year’s season 8 of Game of Thrones is tempered a little by the knowledge that it is the final season of what many regard as the best TV show ever made.

Season 7 finished on the mother of all cliffhangers. We found out that rather than being illegitimate, Jon Snow is a genuine heir to the throne with a similar birthright to his aunt Daenerys Targaryen. Which is a bit awkward given that in the final episode of season 7 (The Dragon and The Wolf) Jon and Daenerys unknowingly committed incest.

What will happen next, though, is anyone’s guess? Winter is coming, with the army of White Walkers and Undead already at the Wall. Cersei Lannister’s betrayal of Jon means there is nothing in the way to stop them. Even more terrifying, the Night King is now riding on the back of the undead corpse of Daenerys’ fallen Dragon.

Game of Thrones season 8 premiers on Sunday 14 April 2019 at 9pm EST on HBO.


Written by: Douglas Crawford

With over five years’ experience at the sharp end of the VPN industry, Douglas is a recognized cyber-privacy expert. His articles have been published by numerous technology outlets, and he has been quoted by the likes of The Independent, Ars Technica, CNET and the Daily Mail Online.

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