The finale of Game of Thrones is tonight at 9PM ET. Love it or hate it, you probably don’t want to miss the Game of Thrones finale because everyone is going to be talking about it 5 seconds after the credits roll. Thankfully streaming HBO has never been easier.
Better still, if you’ve been holding off on watching this season, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial right now and binge the entire season and catch the last episode of Game of Thrones without paying a dime. You also get access to all the other great stuff on HBO, free for a week, so you can really do a deep dive on those episodes of Arli$$ you missed.
Sign up for a trial of one of the services listed below and brace yourself: winter is coming. Here’s how to stream the final episode of Game of Thrones.
How and Where to Stream Game of Thrones Season 8
Here are the best options for streaming HBO and watching Game of Thrones when it airs, or on your own time:
Stream the Game of Thrones Finale on Amazon Prime
If you already have Amazon Prime, adding an HBO subscription to your Prime Video channels is $14.99 a month and you can sign up for a 7-day free trial. Prime has a much nicer interface than HBO Now, making binge watching more enjoyable. It’s much easier to skip the Game of Thrones intro through Prime Video. There are some cool additions to the opening, so it’s worth watching at least once, but sometimes you just want to get right into the action.
The Prime subscription itself is $12.99 per month, but if you’re a new subscriber you can get 30 days of Prime for free and then stack the HBO on Prime 7-day trial. That’s more than long enough to catch up on episodes you might have missed from Game of Thrones season 8, and Sunday’s episode as it airs.
Supported Devices for Streaming HBO on Amazon Prime
Stream the Game of Thrones Finale on Hulu + HBO
Hulu is the best value in streaming. For a $5.99 base Hulu subscription price, you can then add HBO streaming to your package for an additional $14.99. For $11.99 you can get the no-ads subscription, but it’s up to you. There’s a lot of choice. Regardless of which package you choose, you can still add HBO.
All done? Great. You can now watch HBO on any device with Hulu support. That means you can watch previous episodes of Game of Thrones and the remaining episodes of season 8 from the comfort of bed on your Nintendo Switch.
Supported Devices for Streaming HBO on Hulu
Stream the Game of Thrones Finale on HBO Now/HBO Go
The original HBO streaming app is the easiest, but doesn’t save you any money over Prime or Hulu. The price for HBO is $14.99, whether you get it as a part of your cable package, subscribe to the stand-alone HBO Now service or add it to your Prime or Hulu packages.
HBO Now runs on most internet-connected devices, letting you watch new episodes as soon as they start airing, as well as catching up on the old ones and watching everything else HBO has to offer.
HBO Go is basically the same as Now, but you use it through your cable company. If you sign up for HBO as part of your normal television cable package, you can also use HBO Go on your internet-connected devices through most providers.
Supported Devices for Streaming HBO on HBO Now/HBO Go
Stream the Game of Thrones Finale on DirectTV Now
Signing up for a new DirectTV Now packages scores you HBO, regardless of which package you pick. That’s pretty excellent. The basic package begins at $50 a month, and while it’s the least inexpensive streaming option on this list, it’s a good cable or satellite replacement if you’re thinking of cutting the cord.
The bad news is none of the consoles are supported, so if your PS4 or Xbox One pulls double-duty as your entertainment streaming device, you’ll need a Roku or other supported device to take advantage of the service.
Supported Devices for Streaming DirectTV Now with HBO
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