In the first episode, titled Winterfell, our heroes experienced reunions, first meetings and revelations aplenty as the living begin to assemble for the dead fight. With five more episodes to go, it feels like winter is just getting warmed up.
We'll keep this guide in case you haven't seen episode 1 yet. But if you have, be sure to read ourand check out .
So how can you stream all the action in? You will need a way to watch HBO. Thankfully, there are plenty of easy ways to subscribe, even if you don't have cable, starting with . Note that CNET can get a share of revenue from the services of the services featured on this page.
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Game of Thrones season 8 schedule
Thiswill comprise six, supersize episodes. The premiere has the shortest runtime of the season at 54 minutes. Episode 2 is 58 minutes, and the final four are each roughly 80 minutes. It will all be over – sniff – by mid-May.
Plan to clear out your Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. (8 pm Central) in the US, from now until the middle of May. Here's the schedule:
- Episode 2: April 21
- Episode 3: April 28
- Episode 4: May 5
- Episode 5: May 12  Episode 6: May 19
HBO's main two streaming options
If you're already a subscriber to HBO as part of a cable or satellite TV package, you get HBO Go for free. It lets you stream Game of Thrones along with the rest of HBO's shows on supported phones, tablets, connected TVs and gaming consoles. You can watch all seven past seasons of GoT with HBO Go, but you can livestream the new episodes as they air on HBO.
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As opposed to the free streaming add -on mentioned above, HBO Now is a standalone subscription to HBO – no cable or satellite TV subscription required.
It costs $ 15 a month and lets you watch HBO via the HBO Now app or in a browser at HBONow.com. The HBO Now app is available on a number of devices, including mobile devices, smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. As with HBO, you can steam the new episodes live on Sunday nights, the same time that they air on HBO
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Add HBO to a streaming service
You can add HBO to four of thebelow for an additional monthly charge. If you're a goTo and also a subscriber to Sling TV or YouTube TV, then I'm sorry to report that you're out of luck: neither service offers HBO. Here are four that do.
Amazon Prime Video
Prime members can add HBO for $ 15 a month. A Prime membership costs $ 119 a year
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Game of Thrones in the UK, Australia and elsewhere
Game of Thrones, according to HBO, airs in all but four countries around the world – – but not necessarily on HBO itself. In the UK, for example, HBO shows are on Sky Atlantic and Sky's online services Sky Go and Now TV. In Australia, Game of Thrones airs on TV and online on Foxtel. In both countries the show airs at the same time as in the US (i.e., early Monday), and is repeated on Monday night.
And for the record, HBO restricts the use ofused to stream any of the above services from outside the US.
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