How to watch Game of Thrones season 8 in the UK

The time is very nearly here - Game of Thrones enters its final season in a matter of days and viewers all over the world will finally see how this overly gory, mildly traumatic and long-running story will finish after almost a decade on the air. With that in mind, you may be wondering exactly how to watch Game of Thrones online this time around. That’s where we’re here to help.

It has been a full two years since we last caught up with the gang in Westeros and that lengthy hiatus couldn’t have come at a worse time in the story - not in terms of quality but in terms of viewers desperate to know what comes next. This being the show’s final season - with only six episodes this time, rather than the traditional ten - tensions are high and anticipation is at an all-time peak.

So, how can you watch Game of Thrones season 8 in the UK? How can you watch this entire season for only £5? Clear your schedules as we take a look at the options.

How to watch Game of Thrones Season 8 in the UK

In the UK, Game of Thrones is shown on Sky Atlantic and also available to stream on demand from NOW TV. The benefit of becoming a NOW TV subscriber is that you’ll also gain access to all of the previous seasons of the show, which will help refresh your memory before the new season kicks off.

If you’re yet to be a NOW TV subscriber, you can sign up for a 7 day free Entertainment Pass trial and binge-watch the entire show before the new season starts, if you like. Better still, as a student, you can get three months of NOW TV Entertainment (which includes Game of Thrones) for only £5 by using our link.

When can I watch Game of Thrones Season 8 in the UK?

Game of Thrones airs in the US (on HBO) at 9 pm Eastern time each week, starting April 14th. This means that for those of us in the UK, we can watch each new episode of Game of Thrones live at 2 am (starting April 15th). That’s the early hours of Monday morning, so if you plan on catching up after work or school, be sure to stay away from Twitter as spoilers will undoubtedly be everywhere.

How many episodes are in Game of Thrones Season 8?

Traditionally, Game of Thrones has been a ten episode season show, though the past couple of seasons have featured slightly less (though longer) episodes. Game of Thrones Season 8 will feature six episodes, with each of them getting longer as the season progresses.

Runtimes for Game of Thrones season 8 are as follows:

  • Episode 1 – 54 mins
  • Episode 2 – 58 mins
  • Episode 3 – 60 minutes
  • Episode 4 – 78 minutes
  • Episode 5 – 80 minutes
  • Episode 6 – 80 minutes

Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer

The most recent trailer for Game of Thrones season 8 can be seen below.

The trailer hints at a variety of things we can expect to see coming in the upcoming season of the show. Including Arya Stark confronting death itself, Cersei’s rise to power and the struggle to keep it, Jaime Lannister’s pivot into honour and nobility and at least one very, very large battle with some undead enemies.

Exciting times ahead.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the NOW TV offer that’ll let you get a three-month Entertainment Pass for £5 and watch the entire season.

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