Game of Thrones Season 8 – Where to Watch in Australia


List of options for watching Game of Thrones in Australia

The long wait is over as the final chapter of the most epic saga in television history has finally reached its conclusion. This wraps up a story that’s kept tens of millions of people glued to their screens every week. After seven brilliant seasons, Game of. Thrones took its last bow with the eighth and final season. Dare to relive it all over again by streaming all seasons on Foxtel Now.

Every Game of Thrones TV Option in Australia – Ultimate GoT Guide

With the story taking a turn into territory never included in the books, the final season of Game of Thrones looks set to take everyone by surprise – even the most dedicated fans of the long-running series and the acclaimed novels by George RR Martin. The events set in motion at the end of season 7 look certain to have dramatic and far-reaching consequences. And while any and all details of the plot have been kept strictly secret, we know that this season will include an episode almost entirely devoted to the Battle of Winterfell, said to be the most spectacular battle of the entire series, and rivalling Hollywood movies in its size and scope.

This eighth and final season is being done a little bit differently to previous years – so be sure to set aside enough time to watch each episode. While there will only be six episodes in total, most of them are movie-length, the longest episodes in the show’s history. You can be sure that these final episodes will be talked about not just the day after they go to air, but for months to come.

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Game of Thrones Live on Foxtel TV

If you want to watch season 8 of GOT air at the same time as the rest of the world, you’re in luck – because Fox Showcase, the home of HBO in Australia, will be putting each episode to air at the exact same time it’s seen in the US, making sure you get to experience the story without any chance of it being ruined by spoilers. And that means you’ve got several options for ways to watch the series as it airs each Monday at 11am.

Watch GoT S8 on your HD TV

The best way to catch Game of Thrones each week is to go straight to the source and watch the S8 episodes on Foxtel, where it will air each Monday from April 15th on the Fox Showcase channel. A part of the Foxtel Drama channel pack, Fox Showcase brings you some of the world’s most acclaimed television, including exclusive access to HBO – bringing you Game of Thrones along with hundreds more hours of critically acclaimed TV.

Stream Game of Thrones Free

As part of your Foxtel subscription you get access to the Foxtel Go app, which will let you stream Game of Thrones free wherever you are, as it happens – on your mobile phone, tablet, desktop or laptop computer. All you need to do is log in with your Foxtel account details, and you can stream free to any supported device:

  • iOS: Devices with iOS 9.3.5 or above
  • Android: Devices with Android 5 and above
  • PC: Chrome browsers
  • Mac: Safari and Chrome browsers

For the complete list of available Foxtel Go devices, check out the table below:

Device Available? User Guide
PC/Mac Yes Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
iOS Mobile Devices Yes Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
Android Mobile Devices Yes Via native app (Android 5 and above)
Google Chromecast Yes Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
Apple TV Yes Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
Smart TVsYesVia casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Telstra TVNoNo app available
Gaming Consoles NoNo app available
Fetch TVNoNo casting available
Amazon Fire TV StickNoNo app available
Nintendo SwitchNoNo app available

Channel Packs and Best Deals

The easiest way to make sure you’re set to watch Game of Thrones live – and record it to watch again later – is to grab Foxtel’s Drama + Entertainment bundle, which gets you the Drama pack alongside the base Entertainment pack (around 50 channels in all). The Foxtel Drama + Entertainment pack includes the HBO channel via Fox Showcase, and comes with the brand-new iQ4 set top box. This means you can record hundreds of hours of TV and stream your favourite shows on demand – including, of course, every episode ever of Game of Thrones. With this bundle, there’s no charge for the iQ4 box or for installation, which makes it a brilliant time to get Foxtel installed and ready for the final season. You’ve also got the option of adding premium sport, multiple movie channels or the Platinum bundle, which includes everything Foxtel has to offer. All of those bundles will make sure you’re ready to go for season 8:

  • Platinum HD $99/month
  • Sport + Drama + Movies + Entertainment + HD $78/month
  • Movies + Drama + Entertainment + HD $59/month
  • Sport + Drama + Entertainment + HD $58/month

How to Watch Game of Thrones Online

If you’d rather watch the final Game of Thrones season online, there’s a superb alternative that will put you in front of the first-run episode broadcast each week and let you catch all the previous seasons on demand. Foxtel Now is a full-featured streaming service that delivers both live channels and on-demand content to you via your home internet connection, with apps available on all popular mobile devices as well as viewing via the brand new, advanced interfaces for web browsers. With Foxtel Now you can easily watch Game of Thrones S8 free online for the first couple episodes using their 10 day trial offer, and if you’d prefer to have each episode on your big-screen TV you can use one of the hardware devices that support it. The Telstra TV 3, Chromecast and the dedicated Foxtel Now box will make watching on the big screen easy.

Compatible Devices

For the complete list of available Foxtel Now devices, check out the table below:

Device Available? User Guide
Foxtel Now Box Yes
Sony Android TV, Sony TV Yes 2015 models and above
iOS Mobiles/Tablets Yes Via Foxtel Go app (iPhone 4s or above, iPad 2 or above – using iOS9 or above)
Android Mobiles/Tablets Yes Via native app (Jellybean 4.1 or above)
PC/Mac Yes Web browser only with Foxtel Go (Google Chrome and Safari)
Google Chromecast Yes Via casting
Apple TV Yes Via AirPlay
Telstra TV Yes All models
PlayStation 4 Yes All models (Foxtel Play on PlayStation 3)
Xbox One Yes
Selected Samsung, LG Smart TVs No Legacy Foxtel Play app only

Channel Packs with HBO

All you need to get Game of Thrones via Foxtel Now is the entry-level Essentials pack, which combines the “Pop” and “Drama” channel packs and includes Fox Showcase as standard.

  • Foxtel Now Essentials Pack (Pop and Lifestyle) – $25/month

Free 10 Days Trial Offer

With no lock-in contract to worry about and a low monthly fee, Foxtel Now is quick and easy to get streaming with – but if you’re still deciding if it’s for you, there’s a 10-day free trial so you can see for yourself how well it works. Foxtel Now is a great option for catching this last season of Game of Thrones, with 10 days free (enough for the first two episodes!)

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GoT Season 8 Live on Telstra

Another option for those looking to get the full Foxtel experience is via Foxtel From Telstra, which lets you seamlessly add Foxtel to your existing home Telstra service while keeping everything on the ones bill. All you’ll need to grab is the Drama pack on top of the base Entertainment channel pack and you’ll be set to go – and if you’d just prefer to get the full suite of channels, the Platinum bundle covers it all and adds a free iQ4 set top box and free installation.

Watch on your HD TV

Telstra customers can add Foxtel to their service and get access to every episode of Game of Thrones as it goes to air live in the US each Monday starting April 15th on Fox Showcase.

Stream the Game of Thrones

With each brand new episode of the show airing at 11am each Monday, for many Game of Thrones fans it’s going to be hard to be at home for the event each week – but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out, since your Foxtel from Telstra package includes free access to the Foxtel Go mobile service. This lets you log into your account from one of the Foxtel Go apps for phones and tablets – or from the Foxtel web site – and stream the episode live wherever you happen to be, in full high definition.

Foxtel Go is supported on:

  • iOS: Devices with iOS 9.3.5 or above
  • Android: Devices with Android 5 and above
  • PC: Chrome browsers
  • Mac: Safari and Chrome browsers

Channel Packs and Best Deals

With access to the full Foxtel service you can pick and choose the channel packs that suit you, with Game of Thrones on HBO being a key part of the Drama pack. You can subscribe to the Drama pack for $20 per month on top of your base $29 Entertainment Pack, making a total of $49/month for access to Game of Thrones and many other HBO shows. Alternatively, you can go for the Platinum HD pack and get every channel Foxtel has to offer in HD for $99/month.

  • Entertainment + Drama: $49/month
  • Entertainment + Drama + HD: $59/month
  • Platinum HD: $99/month

Game of Thrones Season 8 Live TV (Sydney time)

The live broadcast times and final running lengths for all six episodes of season 8 have been revealed, and the good news is that while there are fewer episodes this time around, the extended length of many of them means that this season will be of similar length to the others. Here are the episodes with their premiere dates and running times, all on the Fox Showcase channel:

  • Episode 1: 11am April 15th, 54 minutes
  • Episode 2: 11am April 22nd, 58 minutes
  • Episode 3: 11am April 29th, 82 minutes
  • Episode 4: 11am May 6th, 78 minutes
  • Episode 5: 11am May 13th, 80 minutes
  • Episode 6: 11am May 20th, 80 minutes

How to Watch Seasons 1-8 On Demand

The complex, dramatic and often shocking events leading up to the final season of GOT is one of the best tales ever told on TV, and you can watch every episode 1 to 8 again – or catch up with them for the first time – thanks to Foxtel’s on-demand streaming. You can also replay every single episode of Game of Thrones – seasons 1 to 8 in their entirety, and season 8 as each episode goes to air each week. On demand streaming is available to all Foxtel customers via the iQ4 set top box as well as the Foxtel Go app and web site, and for Foxtel Now customers, On Demand is built right into the apps. It doesn’t matter where you are in Australia, you won’t be missing a minute of the crucial final season!

Don’t Miss the Sensational Final Season

The epic Game of Thrones saga has been some of the best television ever made over the course of its long run, and this final season will bring the story to an end across six episodes that will have the world glued to their screens. Don’t miss out on every episode live as it happens as you won’t find the Game of Thrones free to air on Australian TV, so make sure you’re ready for the premiere on April 15th and enjoy watching every episode unfold – only on Foxtel. In the meantime, start catching up on every episode from all the previous seasons with the 10 days Foxtel Now free trial offer!

New Game of Thrones TV Specials

Still looking to get more of your Game of Thrones fix? You can enjoy ‘all things’ GoT with Foxtel’s lineup of unique companion shows including Thronecast, Thrones 360, and even Saturday Night Live. Check out the table below for the full show listing and live schedule of all the must-see GoT TV you will want to tune in to before and after the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.

Show DescriptionChannelLive TV Times
Thronecast: Gameshow of ThronesHosted by GoT superfan Sue Perkins, celebrity fans and cast members battle it out in this one-off quiz show.FOX ShowcaseMarch 31, 8:30pm AEST
Thrones 360Hosts James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen recap the previous seasons in time for the big premiere.FOX8/FOX ShowcaseApril 1 & 8, 7:30pm AEST on Fox8 – (9:30pm AEST on FOX Showcase)
Thronecast: War RoomHost Sue Perkins discuss GoT season 8 theories with celebrity superfans. FOX ShowcaseApril 9, 9:30pm AEST
Game of Thrones: Three-Day TakeoverAll episodes from the previous seven episodes will air nonstop throughout the weekend.FOX ShowcaseFrom April 12, 7:30pm AEST
Saturday Night LiveGoT lead actor Kit Harington will host SNL for the first time — with singer Sara Bareilles as the musical guest.The Comedy ChannelApril 13, 7:30pm AEST
Thrones 360 LiveAiring right after the premiere of each new episode, Thrones 360 will be live and filmed in front of a live audience. It will feature interviews with GoT cast members from London, behind-the-scenes footage, plus analysis with celebrity guests — hosted by James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen.FOX Showcase & FOX8April 15, 9:30pm AEST
ThronecastHost Sue Perkins is joined by special guests to review the last of the latest episodes of Game of Thrones.FOX ShowcaseApril 16, 10:30pm AEST
Game of Thrones: The Last WatchAiring one week after the Game of Thrones’ finale, this 2-hour HBO documentary will feature all that is involved in creating the show’s most ambitious and complicated season — highlighting the tears and the triumphs that resulted in bringing the world of Westeros to life.FOX ShowcaseMay 27, 11:00am & 8:30pm AEST