How To Watch Game of Thrones Online In The UK – The Last Season And Past Ones

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Hard to believe, but Game of Thrones is done – for good. After so many years, and 8 seasons, the story has a beginning – middle – and, yes, and ending (at least on TV). So where can you watch and stream Game of Thrones online in the UK?

For those who need a refresher, Game of Thrones is an American fantasy programme based on the A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. The TV version was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. The series premiered in 2011, and was one of the most talked-about programmes in the world.

Where Can I Watch Game Of Thrones In The UK – Season 8 And Past Seasons?

In the US, Game of Thrones aired on HBO, a premium cable network. In the UK it aired on Sky Atlantic. Cord cutters, however, also have several options for watching the show. First, no – Game of Thrones does NOT air on Netflix in the UK, despite repeated questions.

While Game of Thrones, The Independent reports, is one of the most pirated shows on Earth, you really shouldn’t try to watch it illegally  – first and foremost because it’s not a moral thing to do, but also because you run the risk of getting caught.

In past years, HBO and their anti-piracy partner, IP Echelon, have started targeting users who download torrents of the series, reporting their IPs to their internet service providers.

These are your major options for all the seasons of Game of Thrones:

1. Amazon Prime Video – Seasons 1-8

Amazon’s video on demand library offers all the seasons of Game of Thrones for streaming, but not as part of their Amazon Prime Instant Video (Read our review), but as a separate purchase of each season.

Pros

  • Full HD quality (1080p)
  • Buy and own forever
  • Subtitles for all seasons

Cons

  • Buying all the seasons can get expensive.

Watch On: Amazon’s website, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Smartphones, Gaming consoles, AppleTV.

Quick Tip: With Amazon, you can also go the old-fashioned way, and get past seasons on DVD.

Game of Thrones - Kit Harington as Jon Snow

2. Google Play Store – Seasons 1-8

Google’s play store offers all past seasons of Game of Thrones as part of their Video on Demand store. 

Pros

  • Buy and own forever – without seasons expiring on you mid-watch.
  • Full HD quality (1080p)

Cons

  • Gets expensive if you buy multiple seasons

Watch On: Chromecast, certain models of Smart TVs, Roku, smartphones and certain other devices via the YouTube app (No direct Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV support).

3. NOW TV – Not Available For Now

Sky’s on-demand service, meant to compete with Netflix, offers a cheaper price over Sky’s regular TV offerings – and without a lengthy contract (see my guide on getting cheap NOW TV passes).

NOW TV was where Game of Thrones was originally broadcast in the UK. However, their rights have expired, and the show isn’t available on the service for now – though it might come back at some point in the future.

Don’t forget you can get a 7-days free trial.

Pros

  • Cheap, monthly subscription (£7.99 a month) – includes many other programmes
  • Available on several platforms

Cons

  • Series not available at the moment
  • Picture Quality - only gets up 720p, without Full HD

Watch OnNOW TV Smart Box, Chromecast, Apple TV, Gaming consoles, Certain models of Smart TVs (No Amazon Fire TV).


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