It’s time for the hard-core fans of the Game of Thrones to finally rejoice. After a long interlude, the record-breaking American fantasy TV show is back on the screens with season 7. This season is reportedly being said as the second last season of the TV show followed by season 8 which will be the finale. Competing on a 9.5 IMDB rating with Breaking Bad, a renowned thriller/crime TV show that ended back in 2013, the spell of Game of Thrones has not slightly wavered among the fans till today. Since the much-awaited show is returning to screens, it’s high time you considered your viewing plans.
Game of Thrones Season 7 has been regarded as the most-anticipated season and it won’t be wrong to say that each and every episode of this season will be unmissable. The moment the first episode of season 7 premieres on the TV, you will be lauded with spoilers everywhere you go – be it your workplace, home, or even the internet, including your social media newsfeeds. Therefore, if you do not keep a track with everyone else, you will end up reading spoiler reviews and ruin all the suspense for yourself. In order to keep yourself updated about the show and discuss every episode as it comes out with your colleagues, friends, or siblings, you need to catch up with the show.
When Does the Show Start?
The Game of Thrones Season 7 will be premiering on the coming Sunday, 16th of July at 9 p.m. EST on HBO channel. This works for the viewers based in the U.S. However, for the U.K based viewers, the show will be premiered the next day on Monday, 17th of July at 9 p.m. BST but not on the HBO channel. The show will be simulcast not only on HBO but Sky Atlantic as well.
How Can You Watch the Show?
Though most of the TV shows and movies, including Game of Thrones, is notorious for being pirated, we would still not recommend you download the torrents to watch the show. Instead, we would like you to watch the show with the highest quality without any facing any legality issues. Some of the ways have been mentioned below that can help you watch GOT season 7 on different mediums.
HBO (U.S only)
Game of Thrones Season 7 will premiere on HBO and all its related services including HBO Go and HBO Now. HBO is the TV channel which can be accessed through a cable subscription.
HBO Go (U.S only)
HBO Go works on various mobile devices and is actually a free streaming service app that comes with the HBO channel subscription. Those who have a cable subscription to HBO TV channel can also access HBO Go App on their mobile devices.
HBO Now (U.S only)
HBO Now is similar to HBO Go but it is a monthly-paid service and works just like Netflix. You need to pay a fee on a monthly basis (which is $14.99 per month) to watch the shows on HBO Now service. Unlike HBO Go, it does not require any cable subscription or satellite TV package.
If you’re keen on streaming Game of Thrones on HBO Go and HBO Now rather than watching it on the live HBO channel, you do not need to worry about whether the new episode will feature on those streaming services in the real-time or not. HBO typically uploads the latest episode on its other streaming services as they broadcast live on its main TV channel so viewers can enjoy all the latest episodes at the same time as those viewing on TV channel.
Sky Atlantic (U.K only)
Unfortunately, the viewers residing in the U.K do not have access to HBO, therefore they cannot watch the show on that channel or its related streaming services. Much to their relief, Sky exclusively broadcasts Game of Thrones in the U.K on its Sky Atlantic channel. However, there is one drawback with Sky. Viewers have to see a lot of adverts while watching the show on Sky. On the other hand, there are no adverts displayed on the HBO services.
The first episode of Season 7 will air on both HBO and Sky simultaneously, so U.K viewers can also watch it with the U.S. fans at 2 a.m. on July 17. Those who have subscribed to Sky+ and Sky Q, the other two streaming services offered by Sky Atlantic, will also be able to watch the show in real time and can also record the episodes to enjoy them later. Moreover, they can also watch the show on the Sky’s on-demand service an hour later after the show has initially simulcast on the main channel.
Sky also has a catch-up and live viewing service namely Sky Go. If you have a Sky account, then this service will come for free. Sky Go is basically an app that can be downloaded on two of your electronic devices. with the help of Sky Go app, you can watch live Sky TV or get access to the catch-up service. Moreover, by paying an extra £5 a month you can upgrade to a Sky Go Extra account and download the Sky Go app on your PS4 and Xbox One. You can use the app to four of your devices instead of just two after upgrading to the Sky Go Extra account.
There’s no need to be depressed if you are not a Sky customer. With Now TV subscription, you can enjoy the Game of Thrones Season 7 with great ease. Now TV subscription costs for £6.99 a month. After purchasing this subscription, you will be entitled to get a Now TV Entertainment Pass that will allow you access not only to the Sky Atlantic live channel but also to a host of other channels that are normally only accessible through a TV package.
Now TV also offers catch-up features that allow you to watch the episodes live and also enjoy them later without any adverts interruption. Moreover, episodes from the previous seasons can also be seen on Now TV’s catch-up service.
The Season 7 can also be now enjoyed on a dedicated Now TV Box, online in a web browser, or on a Roku streaming stick. Apps are also available for Android, iOS, PS4, Xbox One, and select LG Smart TVs.