- The eighth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premieres on Sunday, April 14.
- Each of the final episodes will premiere live starting at 9 p.m. ET for six consecutive Sundays until the finale on May 19.
- You can stream them starting at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Go if you pay for HBO through your TV provider.
- Alternatively, you can pay for an HBO Now account ($US14.99 per month).
The final season of “Game of Thrones” will be one of the greatest television events in pop culture history, and it all begins on Sunday, April 14. If you want a front row seat, you’ll need to know your way around HBO’s streaming and live airing schedule.
The time, air date, and length for each of the final 6 episodes
“Game of Thrones” will air every Sunday night, six weeks in a row, starting on April 14. In the past HBO has skipped weeks for holidays, but its confirmed the final season will air back-to-back episodes.
Each episode varies in length, but will begin promptly at 9 p.m. ET (eastern standard time in the United States).
- Sunday 4/14 – Episode one (54 minutes)
- Sunday 4/21 – Episode two (58 minutes)
- Sunday 4/28 – Episode three (60 minutes)
- Sunday 5/5 – Episode four (1 hour, 18 minutes)
- Sunday 5/12 – Episode five (1 hour, 20 minutes)
- Sunday 5/19 – Episode six (1 hour, 20 minutes)
How to watch the ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes live
HBO Go and HBO Now
Most TV providers allow you to add HBO to your package so you can tune in live each Sunday night. Then, once you’re already paying for HBO through a cable provider, you can stream the episodes on the HBO Go website or app.
Cord-cutters in the US can purchase streaming access to HBO’s entire catalogue through HBO Now for $US14.99 per month. This will allow you to stream the new “Game of Thrones” episodes on HBO Now’s website or app (which you can download on your Apple TV or other smart TVs).
On both HBO Go and HBO Now, the new “Game of Thrones” episodes will appear, ready to stream, right at 9 p.m. ET. That means people on the west coast, in the Pacific Standard time zone, will see the episodes at 6 p.m. their time.
Amazon Prime and Hulu
If you already pay for Amazon Prime, you can add HBO to your account for $US14.99 per month and stream the “Game of Thrones” episodes there on Sunday nights, too.
The same plan applies for Hulu customers. Add HBO to your account for $US14.99 per month by going to Hulu’s website.
“Game of Thrones” fans in the UK can watch the new episodes through HBO’s partner there, Sky Atlantic. They will stream there each Monday at 2 a.m. local time.
For other international viewers, you’ll have to visit HBO’s “frequently asked questions” page here to find your local HBO site.
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