How to watch Game of Thrones season 7: Catch up on season finale ahead of two-year wait for season 8
Game of Thrones Season 7 is over. Done. Finished. If you’ve gleefully been watching Game of Thrones season 7 online over the last seven weeks, you’ll be sad to hear that Season 8 may not air for another two years.
Yes, that’s right. Game of Thrones season 8 may premiere even later in the year than season 7 did, with some reports suggesting it could even arrive in early 2019. Thankfully it’s said that each episode will be longer, and increased production values in the show mean it should be worth the wait.
In the meantime, though, you can catch up on the final episode of Game of Thrones season 7 and watch all the episodes you’ve missed or would like to see one more time.
Using catch-up services like Now TV or Sky Player means that you’ll only be able to watch Game of Thrones season 7 from episode 3 onwards. However, in a few weeks time it’s likely Sky will update its catalogue to feature all of Season 7 on catch up as it re-airs the episodes via Sky Atlantic one more time.
If you still want to avoid season finale spoilers, it’s worth remembering that there’s an excellent Chrome Extension to help you avoid Game of Thrones spoilers.
To get you into the spirit of things, or just help you remember what the wait is for, here’s a trailer for the season 7 finale.
How to watch Game of Thrones season 7 online in the UK:
When can you watch Game of Thrones season 7 online?
In North America, a new Game of Thrones episodes airs every Sunday evening US time, with Sky Atlantic showing it simultaneously in the UK at 2am local time on a Monday. Now TV and Sky customers in the UK can watch the same episode, repeated, at a much more reasonable time of 9pm later that same day.
If you’ve set Game of Thrones season 7 as a series link on Sky, the previous night’s episode can be found in your Recordings tab as soon as it’s finished airing, which means you can technically watch before 9pm. Sky and NowTV also offer catch-up on the 2am episode if you can’t wait until 9pm.
Those looking for a quick overview of what’s happened so far can find everything they need to know via this Facebook chatbot. Otherwise, you’ll find a more extensive guide to watching Game of Thrones season 7 online in the UK below.
How to watch Game of Thrones season 7: Now TV
Now TV was the easiest way for anyone to watch Game of Thrones online while it aired. However, just like Sky Go, it doesn’t have the complete season 6 of Game of Thrones listed – although you can watch the last few episodes on catch up.
If you’re attentive enough, you can still watch the latest season of Game of Thrones in its entirety via reruns on Sky Atlantic. But that’s hardly ideal now, is it?
Season 6 will eventually come to Now TV – as well as all previous seasons – once the Game of Thrones hype dies down a little and reruns stop. This usually takes around a month or so, so it’s worth signing up for Now TV’s two-week trial in a few weeks’ time. The cheapest way to get on Now TV is to pay for a Now TV Entertainment Pass at £7 per month.
How to watch Game of Thrones season 7: Sky Go and Sky Q
As Sky holds the UK broadcasting rights for Game of Thrones, the easiest way to watch season 6 as it aired was via its catch-up service or by watching along live.
Now that season 6 is over, however, Sky Go and Sky Q aren’t that useful for catching up. Not only does the service only hold episodes from the past month – meaning you can only watch from around episode 7, “The Broken Man” – but it usually doesn’t offer up a complete season until long after the show has finished airing.
If you want to use Sky Go, Sky Q or even standard Sky+ and Sky+HD to watch Game of Thrones, you better have recorded them when they were airing live for the past ten weeks.
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How to watch Game of Thrones season 7: HBO Go / HBO Now
As an HBO show, it’s only natural that the US broadcaster has every single episode of Game of Thrones available to watch right now. That’s right if you’re a HBO Go or HBO Now user, you can sit back and stream every single episode, from season 1 episode 1, up to season 6 episode 10. It’s all there, ripe for the picking.
Unfortunately, HBO Go is only available to those who already have a HBO package and reside within the US. HBO Now offers access for a monthly fee, but it too is only available in the US. You can try to circumvent the system in a similar way to watching American Netflix in the UK, but it’s likely it won’t work: HBO has gone to considerable effort to lock people out of its service if they’re from outside the States.
How to catch up with Game of Thrones seasons 1 – 6:
If the thought of watching your way through seasons one to six is a bit much for you, there’s a better solution. GoTBot, a Facebook chatbot with an encyclopaedic knowledge of Game of Thrones, can get you up to speed double quick.
GoTBot uses the power of GIFs, jokes and facts to colour Game of Thrones character’s journeys across Westeros and Easteros. You can give the chatbot a go yourself on Messenger.
If watching past seasons does sound more appealing, you can view past episodes of Game of Thrones on all the services we’ve outlined above.