Tonight is the long-awaited Battle of Winterfell on Game of Thrones. Season 8 Episode 5 is airing at 7 A.m. Eastern today, May 06, 2019 (or 2 a.m. in the UK on April 29 simultaneously.) If you’re wanting to watch the third episode via live stream, we have details below for different parts of the world. You’ll likely want to catch tonight’s episode live, since people will be talking about the battle as soon as it’s over and you don’t want to be spoiled on anything.
Season 8 will consist of six new episodes that will range from 54 minutes to 1 hour, 22 minutes in length. The show is expected to pick up where the last season left off, when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) bent the knee — and, um, other body parts — to Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) just as his brother warged around through time enough to confirm Jon’s true identity as her nephew.
Are you wondering about how to watch Game of Thrones season 8 online when it releases in April 2019? Have you canceled your tv cable subscription? No worries, we have got you a solution to GoT s8 live stream all the episodes as they come out. Officially, you can watch the fantasy show on HBO Go and HBO Now. There are ways to watch it illegally too. Let’s discuss all of them one by one.
The HBO’s fantasy drama doesn’t release on Netflix. So, forget about streaming Game of Thrones on Netflix in any case. The credit goes to the fierce competition between the two online streaming giants – HBO and Netflix. HBO has made it easy to watch its shows online or on an Apple TV. With it, you can stream Game of Thrones online on your computer, iPhone, iPad, and devices.
Related: More Game of Thrones Season 8 Details
There are a lot of theories and rumors floating around about what will happen to our heroes, frenemies, and foes in Season 8. To borrow a phrase from the late, great Ygritte, we really know nothing, but HBO’s premiere date announcement for Game of Thrones Season 8 did inspire some theorizing. The short preview featured Jon alongside Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams) in the Stark family crypt as they encountered creepy statues of themselves and braced for the arrival of the freeze — and it may or may not have been a wink to that fan theory about Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) becoming the Night King.
Watch Game of Thrones Season 8 Live Streaming Online
As of now (when the Game of Thrones season 8 hasn’t aired yet), the best way to watch Game of Thrones seasons (from 1 to 7) online is through HBO Now and HBO Go. Along with these two platforms, there are certainly other ways to enjoy the show. But, first of all, start with the two services from HBO.
Watch Game of Thrones on HBO Go
It’s a free online streaming portal that’s included in the paid TV cable package. You can access HBO Go online or via mobile apps without paying any dime if you have a tv cable subscription and HBO as a part of your plan. HBO launched this service to allow HBO subscribers to watch its programs from any device irrespective of their locations.
As soon as every new GoT episode airs, it becomes available on HBO Go. You need to visit the official website or download the HBO Go app on your mobile device. After downloading the app or opening the website, you can use your satellite or cable subscription details to log-in to your account. Then, you can select your provider, and enter the username and password.
Watching Game of Thrones on HBO Now
It’s like Netflix, a standalone streaming service. It doesn’t require any connection to your cable tv package. What it requires is a monthly subscription fee of $14.99. You can download the app on your smartphone or any device, or simply visit the website to register an account. After registering, you will get the same benefits as of HBO Go. It’s a blessing for cable ditching people.
The service offers a one-month free trial for new subscribers. You can definitely make use of this free trial by registering the account on the day when the first episode releases. This way, you will get to watch 4-5 episodes of season 8 for free. If you have two or more email addresses, you can watch the entire season without paying any dime. You can register different accounts to do the same.
It is the best option for you to watch Game of Thrones online, if you stay away from cable TV and its alternatives like Sling TV.
Other ways to watch GoT online stream
If you have a subscription to at least one of the two – Hulu or Amazon Prime Video, then you can watch Game of Thrones live stream online without paying any more money. These two streaming services have signed a deal with HBO to get to stream HBO’s shows on their platforms. If you don’t have a subscription to any of them, then you may need to pay $14.99 per month to make HBO an add-on within Hulu or Amazon Prime.
It simply means that you will need to shell out more for HBO Now’s subscription plan on top of Hulu or Amazon Prime’s. The cost for Hulu subscription is $11.99 per month, but you will get ads. While, Amazon Prime costs $99/year or $9/month including various eCommerce perks.
Amazon Prime’s HBO Channel
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch live and on-demand HBO content here through the HBO Amazon Channel, which also comes with a free 7-day trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the HBO channel, you can then watch the show either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Whether you already have Hulu or you want to sign up for a new subscription, HBO is available as an add-on to either Hulu or Hulu with Live TV.
Once signed up, you can watch the show live as it airs, or you can watch it on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (on-demand only), Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
Whether you already have PlayStation Vue or you want to start a free 5-day trial of PlayStation Vue, you can watch live and on-demand HBO content through the HBO add-on, which comes with a free 7-day trial.
Once signed up, you can watch the show either live as it airs or on-demand anytime after. With either option, you can watch your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (4 or 5), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
HBO Now is HBO’s standalone streaming service and provides all of HBO’s programming via the internet. The service costs $14.99 per month — but it offers a seven-day free trial. You must cancel before the end of the trial to avoid charges. To use the service, download the HBO Now App on your phone or tablet. It’s available in the App Store, Google Play store and Amazon Appstore, and more.
(By the way, if you watch on HBO Now, you might get to start watching about three minutes before everyone else. The episodes typically premiere about 7:00 A.m. Eastern on HBO Now, but you might want to start refreshing around 7:00 A.m. Eastern.)
If you have a cable subscription that includes HBO, you can stream via HBO GO.
How To Live Stream in the UK
While viewers in the U.S. can watch at 9 p.m. Eastern on May 06 on TV or online, UK viewers will be tuning in for a live viewing at 2 a.m. on Monday, April 29. However, if that’s a little too late for you, the episode will air again the night of April 29 at 9 p.m. BST, so you might just want to wait until the evening premiere in the UK.
Game of Thrones will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic rather than HBO. You can’t stream from HBO if you’re in the UK, but you can stream live at 2 a.m. BST in the UK with NOW TV, which is Sky’s stand-alone streaming service. The app can be watched on a range of devices, including PlayStation and Xbox consoles, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, PC or Mac, EETV, Youview, and more. Up to four devices can be activated on NOW TV. You can also watch the show later after it is live streamed via NOW TV or stream it again at 9 p.m. on April 29 when it airs in the UK a second time on Sky Atlantic.
If you have a Sky subscription, you can also use SKY GO to stream the episode, which will stream simultaneously with the live TV broadcast.
If you’re in the UK and you don’t have a Sky subscription, you can get a seven-day free trial of NOW TV and then pay £7.99 a month to access the rest of the season as it airs.
Meanwhile in Germany, the episode will air at 3 a.m. on April 29.
How to Live Stream in Canada
Your best option is watching the new Game of Thrones episodes on Crave, which will air the episodes at the same time that they’re airing in the U.S. The only downside is that you will need to pay for an HBO package on top of the Crave price to watch. This is the first time that Canadians have been able to stream Game of Thrones legally without a cable subscription.
How To Live Stream in Australia
If you’re in Australia, your option for live streaming is using Foxtel Go. This service is available only to residential or Foxtel subscribers in Australia. But with it, you can stream simultaneously with the live TV broadcast on Foxtel. You can use this service on your browser, Google Play, or the Apple App Store. The third episode will stream on April 29.
How To Live Stream in Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland
If you’re in Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland, you can live stream using HBO Nordic. This service is only available to Residential or Nordic subscribers in the above areas. The episodes will stream with subtitles simultaneously with the live TV broadcast.
How To Live Stream in India
Your option in India is Hotstar. This is India’s video streaming service and it will air episodes simultaneously to the TV broadcast. The premiere episode will air on April 29.
HBO is airing the third episode of Game of Thrones live on May 06 (in the U.S. time zone) at 9 p.m. Eastern, and other places around the world will air simultaneously. But many countries will also have a second airing later in the day or they’ll have the show available to watch on demand at any time later.
You’ll definitely want to watch as soon as possible, considering everything that happened last week. It felt like everyone was preparing to possibly say goodbye, from Arya and Gendry to Missandei and Grey Worm to even Jon Snow telling Dany about his true lineage. (Dany was the only one more worried about the throne than leaving emotional comments left unsaid.) Even Tormund tried to hook up with Brienne, but she only had eyes for Jaime. And Jaime helped Brienne achieve one of her greatest goals: becoming a knight. The episode was heartwarming but also foreboding because we all know what’s coming. And at the end, we saw the army of White Walkers on a hill overlooking Winterfell, about to begin the epic battle. Knowing Game of Thrones, we likely won’t see some of our favorite characters ever again.