Who Watches Game of Thrones?
A fan base of 20 million fanatics, over 5 million illegal download and titled the most pirated TV show ever, there is no question there are mad enthusiasts who watch Game of Thrones. A massive populace of Game of Thrones followers come from the iconic novels from George.R.R.Martin.
There is also a huge following of the official Game of Thrones comics produced by famed fantasy author Daniel Abraham. Game of Thrones comics are a bit different from the TV shows as they follow the actual story depicted in the novels very closely. There are 4 comics out right now with 24 episodes to read through, keep in mind comics are graphic in nature. You can read & view the complete 24 part series here.
Now powered by a community of over 20 million fans, the GoT universe is made up of anyone who has had a taste of anything GoT related. I hope by the time season 7 of Game of Thrones is over that figure should be breaking 30 million.
When Can I Watch Game of Thrones Season 7 Live Online
It’s that time of the year again when we usually get the “winter is coming!!!” vibes, but hold on to that feeling, it’s going to be delayed this year. The official Game of Thrones Twitter account tweeted this GIF:
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) March 9, 2017
Winter will be arriving on your TVs and streaming devices on the 16th of July 2017 and run till the 27th of August 2017. Unlike previous seasons, creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have claimed that Game of Thrones season 7 will only have 7 episodes. I’m not disappointed though, just too freaked out now:
Game of Thrones is an HBO exclusive and will be available on the broadcasters HBO TV cable services and HBO Now online streaming platform in the USA. European Union viewers will be able to watch the series on Sky TV Atlantic, who will be the official broadcasters for Europe.
When Can I Watch Game of Thrones Season 7 Streams on HBO
Game of Thrones Season 7 will kick off on Sunday 16th of July 2017 on HBO & HBO Now in the USA. You can visit HBO’s official GoT website for more previews, trailers, TV Spots and other information on the show.
How To Watch Game of Thrones Season 7 Live Online On HBO Now
HBO’s signature online streaming service HBO Now will be the official streaming partner of Game of Thrones like previous seasons. You can watch the complete GoT Season 7 on HBO Now when it kicks off in July. You can subscribe to HBO Now through the broadcaster’s Android app, iOS app, the Apple TV app and the Amazon Store app.
The first month is free to watch, so you can sign up to the service when the 7th Game of Thrones season begins in July and cancel after a month in August when it ends, saving you $15. For viewers outside the US & Canada, HBO Now will be geo-restricted leaving you two choices, either sign up to an alternative streaming service or use a VPN to unblock HBO Now from outside USA.
How to Watch Game of Thrones Season 7 Streaming On HBO GO
HBO Go can be regarded the twin brother of HBO Now, the only difference being that HBO Go is only for HBO Cable TV subscribers. It requires you to register and sign in through you cable provider’s credentials, hence is for US based cable TV viewers only.
You can see the complete list of HBO Go partner cable TV providers here.
How to Watch Game of Thrones Live Online in India
Indian GoT fans will have the opportunity to catch their favorite show without having to jump through geo-restrictions. HBO’s official partner HotStar will feature the complete Game of Thrones season 7 in India through their premium subscription service. HotStar Premium is offered for a very affordable INR 199 ($3.09) per month giving you access to all HBO TV series available on the website. Currently, you can subscribe to HotStar Premium only with an Indian Credit Card/Debit Card & Pay TM.
HotStar also provides access to all Game of Thrones seasons, so you can catch up to season 7 with a GoT marathon too. You can subscribe to HotStar Premium from their official website after creating a free account. The subscription itself offers a massive selection of entertainment Indian and International with the addition of major sport events.
Note: Some viewers outside India using a VPN or SmartDNS can not subscribe or watch HotStar Premium anymore even with an Indian Credit Card. This is primarily due to a crackdown on VPN users bypassing the Geo-restrictions.
How to Watch Game of Thrones Streaming in UK
Game of Thrones season 7 will begin airing to UK & European viewers on 17 July, 2017 at 2 AM, and will repeat at 9 PM on the same day. Official UK & Europe broadcasting rights of Game of Thrones Season 7 have been awarded to Sky Atlantic (TV & Streaming) and NowTV (streaming only).
Sky Atlantic is official Game of Thrones TV cable provider and only available to viewers in UK & Europe. You can also stream favorite TV series and movies with your Sky Atlantic subscription using their SkyGo feature which is similar to HBO Go of USA. Only British and European (selected countries) viewers can subscribe to watch Game on Thrones on Sky Atlantic, view their subscription plans here.
There is another great option for GoT fans in the UK, if you feel the Sky Atlantic subscription is a bit pricy. NowTV is a no commitment online streaming platform that provides access to selected Sky TV and Sky Sports channels allowing you to watch your favorite shows for as low as £6.99 per month.You can see all NowTV subscription options on the official website.
How to Watch Game of Thrones Live Online in Australia
Australian GoT fans will once more be disappointed, FOXTEL has once again secured rights to the Game of Thrones franchise. Season 7 will be available across Australia on the FOXTEL cable and FOXTEL Play platforms, the latter being the online streaming service. You can preview and subscribe to FOXTEL plans here.
I regard FOXTEL one of the most overpriced and ridiculous cable TV providers in the world, I will recommend Aussie GoT fans to consider cheaper options to watch Game of Thrones in Australia.Consider this trick, get a VPN service and subscribe to HBO Now (you get 1 month free service)and watch Game of Thrones season 7 for only $9.99 + $14.99 = $24.98*.
You won’t really require a long term contract and especially don’t have to pay FOXTEL’s ridiculous subscription costs.
How to Watch Game of Thrones Streaming in Canada
Game of Thrones Season 7 will be available to Canadian fans starting 16th July 2017 through the official broadcaster HBO Canada. HBO Canada offers subscriptions through official cable TV providers so it is a geo-restricted service only accessible in Canada. All subscriptions are then processed through cable TV provider websites, like the US HBO Now a similar service will not be introduced in Canada this year.
Watch Game of Thrones Live Online on HBO Now US in Canada
Note: This trick may not work for Canadian internet users employing VPN anymore, since HBO US have established they will begin cracking down on VPN users.
If you are an online streaming fan and don’t want to go with expensive cable TV subscriptions, there is always a way. The ideal option is to subscribe to the US HBONow service with a VPN. It is cheaper and you get to watch latest Game Thrones S7 episodes as they are released. Amongst other options Canadian GoT fans can also try out UK’s Now TV service for £6.99 but with a VPN.
You can consider VPN providers I have tested with HBO or browse through reviews of other streaming VPN providers.
Watch Game of Thrones on Kodi with Live Hub Add-on
GoT fanatics can watch Game of Thrones season 7 live on several Kodi IPTV add-ons but most have either been taken down or are being monitored for infringement. Recently the Quantum IPTV add-on was shut down by copyright clowns since it broadcasted HBO & HBO HD live on Kodi.
I however managed to find yet another add-on that offers streaming of HBO & HBO HD on live IPTV where you can watch Game of Thrones season 7 live. The add-on can be found in the StreamHub repository, following is a complete guide to install the add-on on Kodi Krypton 17.x:
- From your Kodi Home Screen click the Settings cog
- Click File Manager > then click Add Source
- In the path box enter http://archive.org/download/repository.streamhub, click Done
- In the name box enter StreamHub, click Done
- Go back to the Kodi Home Screen, then click Add-Ons from the menu
- Click the Add-Ons Browser icon > click Install from Zip File
- Select StreamHub > select streamhub.zip, let the repo unzip and wait for confirmation message
- Next, select Install from Repository > StreamHub Repository > Video add-ons > Live Hub
- Let the add-on install, wait for the confirmation message
- Once installed StreamHub can be found in the Video Add-ons section
To watch Game of Thrones Season 7:
- From Kodi Home Screen select Add-Ons > Video Add-Ons > Live Hub > Android API
- From Android API > TV Online Plus+ > USA > scroll down and locate HBO
How to Watch Game of Thrones Streaming on Netflix
Game of Thrones is an HBO original & exclusive show it is not available over Netflix. Netflix users can watch Game of Thrones Season 7 over:
- HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands and HBO Nordic
- Sky Atlantic &NowTV UK
- Sky Atlantic
- FOXTEL Australia & New Zealand
- France’s Orange
- Israel’s DBS
- Iceland’s 365 Media
- Sky Deutschland & Sky Italia
- HULU – Requires additional subscription of $14.99
How to Watch Game of Thrones Live Online on Kodi
Kodi by far delivers the best sources to watch Game of Thrones Season 7 and what’s best it’s available on all your devices with the iOS (iPhone & iPad) app now available. You can download Kodi from the official website, especially iOS and Mac OSx users (Kodi is not available on the Apple App Store). Visit the official Kodi website to download the media player on your devices.
There are a huge selection of Kodi addons that offer streaming of HBO’s flagship show and will hopefully continue with the release of Game of Thrones season 7. Do keep one thing in mind, Kodi addons that offer streaming of Game of Thrones are all unofficial, in addition to being termed piracy by US & UK governments so use at your own risk (hint: Use a Kodi VPN to secure your IP address).
Several add-ons will publish Game of Thrones Season 7 after 1-2 hours of broadcasting over the official HBO service. Below is a complete list of Kodi add-ons for Game of Thrones season 7.
- TV Shows – You can search, browse in the A-Z categorized section, browse in the Most Popular & Top rated sections
- TV Shows – You can search, browse in the Most Popular, Highly Rated and Genres sections
- TV Shows – You can search or browse in Returning TV Shows, Highly Rated & Genre sections
- LiveTV >arconaitv.me >Shows > Game of Thrones
- 24:7 Series > Game of Thrones
We cover this topic in our separate blog here, Read how to watch game of thrones on kodi.
Game of Thrones Season 7 On Torrents
Game of Thrones remains the most pirated TV show in the history of television and online streaming. The show over its 5 seasons has been “illegally” distributed to over 5 million users around the world. While countries including USA, UK, Canada and Australia have cracked down on torrent hosting & indexing services, there has been no change in the number of GoT downloads on torrents.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 21, 2017
There are “obviously” no torrents available for Game of Thrones season 7 online, but you can marathon through all 6 available seasons in full HD 1080p,with 4K HD also available. Here are some torrents for Game of Thrones season 1-6 in full HD:
- Torrent Dukkani
- Commando Torrents
- Torrentz2 (Small file size, 720p HD)
- Torrents2 (Large file size, Blu-ray HD)
In a Nutshell
I am just as excited as you are for Game of Thrones, I even presubscribed to HBO Now using my VPN so I can watch the first episode on release. I hope the provided sources will help out fellow GoT fans find the ideal source to watch their favorite show. In case you have a query or want to know more about a particular service simply leave me a message below and I will answer personally.
Keep posted as we update this article will new links, streaming service links and Kodi add-ons to watch Game of Thrones season 7 when it comes out.