As I am writing the introduction to this article, six hours has passed since the first episode of Game of Thrones season 8 aired on HBO in the USA. It has probably been seen by more than 15 million people live in the USA right away, and I guess the number can be multiplied with at least four when it comes to international viewers.
I have written a lot of articles about big happenings and events since launching the IP Address Guide back in 2012. I have written about FIFA World Cup’s, European Championships in football, Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics, and lots of other things, and let me tell you one thing – Game of Thrones season 8 feels like such events. It has just been crazy to see all the attention the TV series has received, not only here in the IP Address Guide or on our YouTube channel, but just in general worldwide. For weeks we have been able to read about the upcoming season in newspapers, we have watched the trailers over and over again, and last week we received some news from people who got to see the first episode earlier than the rest of us, that we have something great coming up.
Yesterday, we had more than 10,000 people watching our YouTube video dealing with how to watch GoT season 8 online, and the interest was amazing. It was very fun to see the amount of votes for the video as well, as it was a very close competition when it came to the number of upvotes and downvotes of the video. We know, lots of people just wanted to find a free way to stream the latest season online, and those watching the video with such intentions, for sure ended up disappointed. We do not want to show you how to do piracy and download content online, but instead we want to show you how to legally watch TV shows and other content online. After all, if we want to get more amazing content from HBO and the other companies, we need to pay for the content they actually give us. So, we feel as if paying to get hold of a service on which you can stream Game of Thrones season 8 is very fair!
At the time of writing, the YouTube video has 56 downvotes and 45 upvotes, so I guess most people are unsatisfied with having to pay for a solution in order to watch Game of Thrones online. You will find the YouTube video here if you want to watch it yourself.
Well, I haven’t watched the episode myself yet (I still have the first 7 seasons to watch before I go ahead and watch season 8), but I am really looking forward to start, because all the attention has made me feel as if I am really missing out on something by not watching it.
It is time to share your thoughts about the pilot episode of season 8
If you are a hardcore Game of Thrones fan, I guess you have already watched the episode. So, how did you like it? Was it worth the wait? I would love to hear your thoughts!