A regular viewer or not, you might know that the last series of Game of Thrones is up for release in 2019. A wait of two years for the fans eager to see the fate of the Seven Kingdoms. Their favourite show has now only six episodes (Season 8) left.
While earlier seasons had ten episodes each, GOT 7 had only seven episodes, and the next one would just have six. And if you haven’t already joined the bandwagon, now is the time. Here is how to watch Game of Thrones Season 7 in Australia (and also the others).
Watch Game of Thrones – The easy way
Game of Thrones is a fantasy TV show that airs on HBO and is based on a series of novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. If you haven’t read the books, let me give a quick summary before I tell you where to watch Game of Thrones. *spoiler alert*
Set up in the fictional continents of the Known World, most of the action takes place in the continent of Westeros, and also Essos. The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are always at war for the Iron Throne and thus, expect a lot of violence (and gore). There is magic, and there are dragons, and also, the mother of Dragons – waiting to get her legacy back.
There aren’t any references to Earth, but there is human politics, with the story taking turns with each episode. The Iron Throne is in the King’s Landing, in southern Westeros and three houses – the Starks, the Lannisters and the Baratheons – fight for it.
Robert Baratheon ruled the Seven Kingdoms when the story started. And after his death, his son took over. And as of the last episode, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7 stream, Cersei Lannister, the queen mother is the ruler.
And now other houses too started claiming their right to the throne. Daenerys also is coming. House Targaryen used to rule before the Baratheons and Daenerys is their last survivor.
She has crossed the Narrow Sea that divides Essos and Westeros and has an army and her dragons. One of her three dragons is though ‘dead’ now.
Then there is The Wall, separating the northern ice lands from the southern green areas of the Westeros. The Night’s Watch, headed by Jon Snow protects the Seven Kingdoms from the threats beyond the Wall.
There live the wildlings and the mysterious White Walkers. And with the long winters, the all-powerful White Walkers are marching past the Wall.
Before you know what happens next, binge watch the series right to the latest Game of Thrones episode. You can watch HBO with your Foxtel subscription.
The cheapest way to watch Game of Thrones
If your Foxtel subscription has HBO included, you can view Game of Thrones Australia with the free streaming service, Foxtel Go. But if it doesn’t, get Foxtel Now. You can get HBO with its Pop Pack, at $15 a month. Foxtel Now is the standalone video-on-demand service of Foxtel.
Unlike a full Foxtel subscription, Foxtel Now doesn’t have any lock in contracts and also offers a two-week free trial. So, if you can watch the complete seven seasons in 14 days, you won’t have to pay a penny for the previous episodes of Game of Thrones. You can then pay only for the live Game of Thrones Season 8.
Other ways to watch online Game of Thrones
Apart from Foxtel Now, you can always buy the complete season or individual episodes on Google Play or iTunes. They are available after the last episode airs. So, if you want only the eighth season, you can get it for around $20 after the season is over. All you need is to wait for the last episode to get over, a wait of about two months. And then you can watch all episodes at once.
Then you can also buy DVD and Blu ray discs. The latest available season in Australia today is seven.
You get the collector’s edition and exclusive extras with the physical media. Well, those were some of the ways you can get your hands on Game of Thrones episodes. But would you like if you get to watch Game of Thrones direct from the US?
Although HBO’s online stream is geo-locked to the fifty states of the US, you can get past this restriction with the top VPN service.
Game of Thrones with VPN
You can bypass geo-restrictions, and also get the direct HBO stream from the US without problems, with the help of best VPN service providers. A VPN provider masks your original IP address, and the device receives a new IP address from the server. And how does it help in unblocking?
Let’s take the example of ExpressVPN. It has reliable servers all over the world, and its users recommend it. OK, when you connect to an ExpressVPN server in the US, it gives you a US IP address.
Also, with its best-in-class encryption system, ExpressVPN hides your online activity and keeps your Game of Thrones viewing private.
So, even if you use your Foxtel Internet Services, they can’t stop you from ditching them and getting the direct HBO feed. Because all they can see are encrypted data packets from the VPN server and not the actual content.
Geo-restriction is applied with the help of IP addresses and with a US IP address, you are now free to watch HBO.
What to do next?
Well, now we will register to use HBO Now. This streaming service is available at USD15 per month, and with this, you get all the content HBO has on offer – live or on-demand.
HBO app is available on a lot of devices, more than what Foxtel Now supports. Moreover, it offers a 30-day free trial, double the time provided by Foxtel.
Apart from HBO, you also have to invest in ExpressVPN, but once you use the service, you will find the investment justified.
With ExpressVPN, you can get the geo-restricted on-demand content from any country, by connecting to a different server. So, what are you waiting for?