How to watch Game of Thrones season 8 online?

Game of Thrones season 8 is one of the most anticipated shows in 2019, and in April 2019, the time of its arrival is here. But, where can you stream Game of Thrones season 8 online? How can you watch the episodes of Game of Thrones season 8 online? Read this guide to find the best method for you!

A big Game of Thrones season 8 trailer was released in the start of March 2019. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at it right here. It will give you a fair chance to understand what we can expect from the upcoming Game of Thrones season.

This is not only the eight season of the show, it is also the final season of this big success story on HBO. It is an HBO production, and it has won an amazing amount of awards and prizes. But, when the last season will start airing in April 2019, where can you watch the new episodes from week to week?

Where to watch Game of Thrones season 8 online

Here you can see a list of TV channels and streaming portals that will show Game of Thrones season 8 online.

TV network / Streaming sitePrice for subscription
HBO Now (USA)15 USD per month (first month free)
Hulu (USA)6 USD per month (plus an HBO add-on required)
HBO Nordic (Scandinavia)Appx. 10 Euro per month
Hotstar (India)15 USD for 1 year
Sky Atlantic (UK)NOW TV subscription required

These are some of the sites at which you can stream Game of Thrones season 8 online. As you can see, these are all sites that require a payment from you, but the price you have to pay is very different. You should also take into consideration the fact that it will take a while for the entire season go run, meaning that you will need a subscription for a couple of months in order to stream all the episodes of Game of Thrones season 8 online.

I am watching Game of Thrones season 8 online (on Hotstar in India at this screenshot)
I am watching Game of Thrones season 8 online (on Hotstar in India at this screenshot)

The cheapest option is Hotstar in India. It might sound complicated, but it isn’t really that hard to stream the content on Hotstar in India abroad. And as you sign up for Hotstar, you will even get access to Premier League football online and lots of other TV shows from all sorts of networks, so that might be a very good option. Click the link in the table above to find information on how you can stream Hotstar in India from abroad.

The easiest way to stream Game of Thrones season 8 online (on HBO Now)

If you want to know the easiest way to stream Game of Thrones season 8 online, I would probably use the following method.

  1. I would visit the website of the VPN provider ExpressVPN and sign up for their services.
  2. I would then download their VPN client to my computer and my Android device.
  3. Now it is time to connect to a server in the USA working with HBO Now.
  4. When this is done, manually download the HBO Now application to your Android device. If you cannot find it in the Google Play Store, download it manually from here and install it.
  5. Run the application and sign up for their services using your Google account in the HBO Now application.
  6. You can now use the account on all your other devices and stream Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO Now with ExpressVPN. You have to use your Android device during the sign-up process, but later you can use your credentials to log in to the HBO Now website on all your other devices.

It is great to know that you can use ExpressVPN on 3 different devices at the same time, so you can easily stream the new episodes of Game of Thrones on your Android device, on your iPhone, and on your computer, at the same time.

Did you know that ExpressVPN has a 30-day money back guarantee? That makes it easy to try and there is really no risk involved in doing so. It is also nice to know that ExpressVPN will help you get access to American Netflix, BBC in the UK; and if you feel like, you can also use it to get an Indian IP address which will later help you get access to Hotstar in India, a TV channel that will let you stream fantastic TV shows, movies, and sports events online, including Game of Thrones season 8.

You can read more about ExpressVPN in our ExpressVPN review if you want to learn more about their applications and how they work.

IGame of Thrones season 8 is online on HBO Now! Here is yet another screenshot from the first episode!
IGame of Thrones season 8 is online on HBO Now! Here is yet another screenshot from the first episode!

A second way to watch GoT season 8 online (on Hotstar in India)

This is a bit more complicated, and might require some more patience, but it is still an amazing way that will give you access to all the new episodes, and also all the old episodes.

  1. First, you need to visit the website of ExpressVPN and sign up for their VPN services.
  2. Download the ExpressVPN application and connect to a server in India.
  3. Visit hotstar.com, and create an account on Indian Hotstar.
  4. When you have created an account, you need to purchase the following gig on Fiverr. (You need to buy this because Hotstar requires an Indian payment card as you sign up for their Premium service, but since you do not have one, you will simply pay another person to pay for the service instead of you).
  5. The person will use your username and password to purchase the Premium package on Hotstar, and will confirm it back to you quickly.
  6. You now have a Hotstar Premium package and can watch Game of Thrones season 8 on Hotstar in India!

This will also give you access to lots of other HBO series, fantastic movies, and also lots of sports online which is included when you buy the Hotstar Premium package.

Can I really stream Game of Thrones season 8 on my Amazon Fire TV?

If you want to, you can! ExpressVPN has an application available in the App Store on the Fire TV, and thus you can download it, connect to a server in the United States, and later watch Game of Thrones season 8 with the HBO Now application on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. But, beware of the fact that you will need a subscription to HBO Now still. I am not sure if you can sign up and pay with your Amazon account on the actual Fire TV, maybe you can, or maybe you cant. If you cannot, use the strategy I mentioned earlier by signing up with your Google account on an Android device, and you can use the same credentials later on your Fire TV Stick.

If you have a Hulu subscription with an HBO add-on, you can stream this as well on your Amazon Fire TV, as long as you are connected to a server in the USA with ExpressVPN that works with Hulu. Just connect to any random server in the USA and it will most likely work. If it doesn’t, connect to a different server, and it will for sure work!

How can I watch Game of Thrones on my Playstation, Xbox and Apple TV?

If you have a Playstation, an Xbox or maybe an Apple TV on which you want to stream Game of Thrones online, it isn’t as easy as on all the other devices, but it isn’t that hard either. Since you cannot use a VPN directly on your device, you will have to share the VPN connection with these devices. That can be done by configuring your VPN directly on the router (but that is quite hard and requires some technical skills), or you can simply share your VPN connection from your Windows computer. You can later use that shared WiFi signal from the computer as the WiFi network on your Playstation, Xbox and Apple TV, and you will be able to watch and enjoy Game of Thrones season 8 on that device. But, it might be harder for you to get hold of the actual HBO Now application on these devices, so this isn’t a method I would recommend.

how many people will watch Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO?
how many people will watch Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO?

More about Game of Thrones season 8

The filming of Game of Thrones season 8 started back in 2017, and it was finished during the summer of 2018. In other words, they have finished the filming more than 9 months ago, giving them much time to prepare to clips and the recordings, to give us the very best experience as we sit down to stream the last season of Game of Thrones online.

What many fans feel sorry about, however, is that unlike the first season (1-6) which had 10 episodes, the final season will only consist of six episodes. The seventh season had seven episodes, making season eight the shortest of all the Game of Thrones seasons so far. What makes Game of Thrones season 8 interesting is the fact that the material you will get to see here doesn’t come from any of the George R. R. Martin books. He has given some pieces of advice and insights about the material in his upcoming books (meaning that we might get a short look into the future as we stream Game of Thrones season 8 online), but you will not know what will happen based on the stories in the books (if you have read them).

Game of Thrones season 8 online

Game of Thrones season 8 – episode overview

When will the different episodes air on HBO in the United States? Here you can find an overview presenting the six episodes in Game of Thrones season 8 and also telling you the time they will be aired on HBO in the United States in 2019.

Episode numberWritten byGoing online on
1 (68)Dave HillApril 14th
2 (69)Bryan CogmanApril 21st
3 (70) David Benioff & D. B. Weiss April 28th
4 (71) David Benioff & D. B. Weiss May 5th
5 (72) David Benioff & D. B. Weiss May 12th
6 (73)David Benioff & D. B. Weiss May 19th

I guess May 19th will be a day of victory and a day of tragedy at the same time. Millions of fans will be stuck to their screens to find out how the story and the TV show Game of Thrones will end. This will be a momentous moment for all of them, but also a day of sorry, knowing that Game of Thrones is history, and that no more episodes will come.

Of course, we cannot know for sure that HBO will not pick up the thread and continue Game of Thrones sometimes in the future. As George R. R. Martin produce new books and there will be lots of new material to pick from, who knows, maybe HBO Now will be tempted to pick up the thread and continue the story in a couple of years from now. We are at least allowed to hope.

How many people are viewing Game of Thrones in the USA?

It is always interesting to look at the statistics for viewers of TV series in the United States. Not long ago, I wrote about the TV show Suits which had its eight season finish on USA Network in the USA. It started with more than 4 million viewers, but after eight seasons, it ended up with less than 1 million viewers. There are way more people actually watching these shows, but those numbers are of people watching the actual show live on TV during its first broadcast.

But, what about Game of Thrones? The first episode in season one started with more than 2 million viewers. The final episodes of season one ended with more than 3 million viewers. In other words, it showed a curve going upwards already in the first season.

It is easy to see how people got addicted to Game of Thrones because the second season started with almost 4 million viewers. and the second season ended with more than 4 million viewers.

The third season of Game of Thrones started with around 4,5 million viewers and finished off with more than 5,4 million viewers.

And then came Game of Thrones season 4 which broke all records and started with almost 6,5 million viewers. But, people didn’t get tired of the episodes throughout the season, because the season finale hit more than 7 million viewers.

But, what about Game of Thrones season 5? It hit another milestone in the premiere as it reached exactly 8 million viewers in the United States. The number of viewers dropped throughout the season and had an average of around 7 million viewers, before the season finale reach 8,11 million viewers.

Game of Thrones season 6 was the first season to not hit an all time high on its premiere. It had 7,95 million viewers in the USA, but considering the numbers of the previous season, those are still great numbers. The average amount of visitors throughout the season was better than those of season 5, giving an average of more than 7,5 million viewers. The season finale hit an all time high again with almost 9 million viewers.

But, what about Game of Thrones season 7? This was the first season to run with less than 10 episodes, and it hit a magic number in the first episode. It had more than 10 milllion viewers in the USA. The next 5 episodes had around 10 million viewers each, before the season finale that hit more than 12 million viewers. That was an awesome number.

How many people will watch Game of Thrones season 8 on HBO in the USA in 2019? Time will show, but I believe they will break all records. People have been binge watching the previous seasons, and a larger number than ever before are looking forward to see how the story will end as Game of Thrones season 8 comes to the screens in April 2019. I dare not guess anything, but I still believe they will see all time high numbers of viewers, especially for the first and the last episode of season 8.

Share your thoughts about Game of Thrones season 8

The premiere of the final season of Game of Thrones will be on April 14th (that is, today in the moment I am writing this text). Have you seen the first episode yet? How did you like it? Was it worth waiting? Please write a comment to share your thoughts!

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2 thoughts on “How to watch Game of Thrones season 8 online?

  1. Jafar says:

    Have a feeling I might not get my Hotstar account ready in time, so I will follow your instructions and watch GoT on HBO Now instead. Thanks for the information and the help!

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