How to Watch Game of Thrones Online

Where can you stream Game of Thrones?

What to Know

  • The Emmy-winning series is available on HBO Max, which you can find on streaming devices like the Apple TV and Chromecast.
  • HBO is available as an add-on to Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and The Roku Channel.
  • You can also buy the series from Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vudu, FandangoNOW, and others. 

This article explains how to watch all eight seasons of the Game of Thrones series on HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and The Roku Channel. You can also buy the series digitally, and watch it anytime, anywhere.

How to Watch Game of Thrones on HBO Max

WarnerMedia's HBO Max streaming service will supersede HBO's earlier streaming options of HBO Go and HBO Now. The successor service is a hub for all of WarnerMedia's properties, with Game of Thrones being one of the marquee pieces of content.

HBO Max is on numerous smart devices, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, and Chromecast devices. HBO Max is also accessible through a web browser. Customers who subscribe to HBO through their cable provider, or through cord-cutting services such as Hulu with Live TV or YouTube TV, can use their cable credentials to create an HBO Max account. Alternatively, users can create a brand-new HBO Max account with a monthly subscription.

The HBO Max app divides its content into different "hubs," with examples being sections for DC, Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies. The most prominent hub is the HBO hub, which includes Game of Thrones along with HBO's most popular titles. HBO Max includes all 73 episodes from eight seasons of Game of Thrones, along with trailers and behind-the-scenes videos for each episode.

HBO Go is no longer accessible in the United States. HBO Now apps on smart devices have updated to HBO Max—however, Roku and Amazon have yet to include HBO Max onto their TV devices due to outstanding business negotiations. The HBO Now app on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices has been rebranded to the HBO app, which lacks the extra content of HBO Max, but still includes Game of Thrones.

Is Game of Thrones on Hulu or Amazon?

Subscribing to HBO and downloading a new app may be a big ask, so you may be wondering if Game of Thrones is available for streaming on a service that you already subscribe to. Technically, Game of Thrones is accessible on Hulu, Amazon, and Roku. However, all three of these options require additional payment.

How to Watch Game of Thrones on Hulu

Hulu has an optional HBO Max add-on, and subscribing to this add-on will give you access to HBO originals, Game of Thrones included, on your Hulu app. You can enjoy the familiar Hulu interface while watching the prestige show. You will also be able to create an HBO Max account using your Hulu credentials as a result.

How to Watch Game of Thrones on Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has what it calls Prime Video Channels. HBO is one such channel, and subscribing it will give you access to HBO originals within the Prime Video interface. However, you cannot create an HBO Max account with Amazon. This is due to Amazon's current business disagreements regarding HBO Max on Fire TV devices.

How to Watch Game of Thrones on the Roku Channel

Similarly, The Roku Channel on Roku devices and the Roku mobile app feature Premium Subscriptions, with HBO being one such subscription that customers can choose. By subscribing to HBO through Roku, you can watch Game of Thrones. Like with Amazon, your Roku login will not work in creating an HBO Max account.

Is Game of Thrones on Apple TV or Netflix?

Newer Apple TVs have an HBO Max app. It is possible that Amazon and Roku will follow suit, should their business deals with WarnerMedia for HBO Max support go through.

But is Game of Thrones available on Netflix, the biggest streaming giant of them all? Unfortunately, the show, along with anything in HBO's catalog, is not part of Netflix's massive streaming library.

How to Purchase Game of Thrones Online

If you prefer a sense of permanence and don't want to depend on subscription services, you can purchase all of Game of Thrones digitally. Storefronts that sell the HBO series include Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vudu, and FandangoNOW. Most of these stores allow you to purchase episodes piecemeal, or better yet, by season.