The End of Game of Thrones Has Finally Come… on Foxtel!
There really was no more important event on TV this past month than the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. The end has finally come on Westeros and everything came full circle in the final battle #ForTheThrone. All that was waiting to be revealed has been unveiled, as many fan-favourite characters have met their end as well. To many fans, it was a heartbreaking finale to this beloved and highly acclaimed series — and if you’re feeling rather nostalgic, you still have the chance to relive it all over again with Foxtel Now.
Where can I get GOT Season 8?
Foxtel is the only place you’ll find Game of Thrones season 8 legally in Australia, as it is the only provider with the full rights from HBO. Each and every episode of the eighth season will air on Foxtel’s Fox Showcase channel same day and time as it airs in the US.
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Of course, there’s another legal option, which is Foxtel Now — Foxtel’s streaming counterpart. After each new episode airs on Foxtel, you’ll be able to find it on Foxtel Now as well. Best of all, you can start streaming all episodes from previous seasons of Game of Thrones on there as well — perfect for some Game of Thrones binge-watching party!
Stream GOT Season 8 Live
If you want the option to watch on the go, you can do so with either the Foxtel Go app and the Foxtel Now app. To use the Foxtel Go app, you’ll need to be subscribed to any Foxtel TV pack. The app allows you to watch all your subscribed shows for free on any eligible devices, including your mobile device — same goes for the Foxtel Now app with your Foxtel Now subscription, which you can kick off with their free trial offer. Check out the tables below for the complete list of eligible devices for Foxtel Go and Foxtel Now.
Foxtel Go Devices
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– 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)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Foxtel Now Devices
Devices supported on Foxtel Now
– Foxtel Now Box: Yes
– Sony Android TV: Yes – OS 7.0 and above
– iOS Mobiles/Tablets: Yes – Via Foxtel Go app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobiles/Tablets: Yes – Via native app (Lollipop 5.0 or above)
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Google Chrome and Safari)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting
– Google Nest: Yes – on Foxtel Go via a compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay
– Telstra TV: Yes – All models
– PlayStation 4: Yes – All models (Foxtel Play on PlayStation 3)
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – Select 2017 models and above, running on Tizen 3.0 or above
– LG Smart TVs: Yes – Select 2017 models and above, running webOS 3.5 or above
– Hisense Smart TVs: Yes – Select 2019 – 2020 models
– Shield TV: Yes – on Shield TV and Shield TV Pro
Watch Game of Thrones on Foxtel HD TV
There’s no argument in saying that the best way to enjoy Game of Thrones is to get a Foxtel subscription. You’ll need to subscribe to the Foxtel Drama pack, which would allow you to watch in brilliant HD either at the same time as the US, or catch one of the many Game of Thrones replays Foxtel airs throughout the week.
The Foxtel Drama pack is available on a special offer with the Drama + Entertainment combo pack priced at only $49/month and comes with no setup costs! But hurry, this special offer only lasts until April 30, 2019.
Your Foxtel subscription comes with the new iQ4 set top box, Foxtel’s most advanced and most powerful device to date. It allows you to pause and rewind live TV, as well as record your favourite shows at the touch of a button.
Trial Foxtel Now for Free and Stream GOT Instantly
Using Foxtel Now to watch Game of Thrones can be done in a few easy steps. Simply head to the Foxtel Now website and sign up for the 10-day free trial offer, which gives you access to any pack of your choosing that includes the Essentials pack, where you can find all episodes Game of Thrones. The free trial offer is completely risk-free, meaning you can cancel anytime before paying for any pack.
After the trial period, you’ll only need to get the Essentials entry pack — formerly known as Pop & Lifestyle pack — at only $25/month, giving you access to the hottest shows on TV including The Walking Dead, Secret City, and all of HBO’s Original series like Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Big Little Lies.
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Make Sure to Watch GOT Legally!
If you feel like complaining about Foxtel’s monopoly over Game of Thrones, note that things are very similar in the US as well. The show is exclusive to HBO, so fans need an HBO Now subscription to stream the acclaimed series. After all, we’re talking about a global TV phenomenon and HBO’s biggest hit. It’s natural for them to protect their investment.
Moreover, with Game of Thrones being the most illegally downloaded show of all time and all that, HBO has been boosting its efforts of fighting piracy ever since last year. ISPs were sent thousands of warnings and encouraged to take action against pirates. The network urges providers to single out and warn users who download and share unauthorised HBO content. While ISPs are not legally obligates to do so, you might get an email if you succumb to torrent sites, which is never pleasant.
Not to mention the fact that, due to HBO’s continuous efforts, popular Game of Thrones torrents are often removed shortly after hitting the web. Spending $25/month should be worth it to avoid the hassle. Think about it – you can even share the subscription with a friend and pay 50/50.
Game of Thrones Live Airing Schedule
If you can’t catch the new episode at the same time as the US, 11am on Monday, don’t worry. Foxtel airs it again in prime time and a few more times during the week, and of course made available on Foxtel Now. Here’s the complete Game of Thrones live airing schedule until the finale on May 20th:
- Episode 8×01 — Mon 15 Apr 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 8×02 — Mon 22 Apr 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 8×03 — Mon 29 Apr 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 8×04 — Mon 6 May 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 8×05 — Mon 13 May 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 8×06 — Mon 20 May 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
Game of Thrones On Demand
If you have Foxtel or Foxtel Now, you can also watch Game of Thrones on demand, at your convenience. With Foxtel On Demand, you can stream shows from your package, anytime, anywhere on your TV or your device, at no extra cost. All you need is an internet connected Foxtel iQ or you can download the free Foxtel Go app. Sign in with your Foxtel ID and look for On Demand on the home screen menu to start watching what you want on your smartphone, tablet or laptop – it’s that simple.
As for Foxtel Now, simply access the On Demand section and you can watch previous Game of Thrones episodes from Season 8 or Seasons 1-7 whenever you feel like it.
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Every episode of the Game of Thrones season 8 will be shown live on Fox Showcase, the home of HBO, as part of the Essentials pack, starting Monday April 15 at 11:00 am (AEDT) and continuing each Monday right through May 20. This includes full Game of Thrones replays. Game of Thrones is available free to new members using Foxtel Now’s free live TV trial.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Game of Thrones on Foxtel
While the show has finished its long run of new episodes, the place you’ll usually find Game of Thrones is on the Fox Showcase channel, which is the home of everything from acclaimed network HBO. Fox Showcase is now included in the base Foxtel Plus channel pack, which gives you access to stream all 8 seasons on demand on your iQ box or mobile device.
Like many first-run HBO shows, Game of Thrones was beamed live to Foxtel at the same time it went to air in the US, on Monday mornings Australian time, then replayed that evening. You will now find re-runs of the show appearing in the schedule occasionally on both Fox Showcase and Box Sets at various times – or you can stream it on demand.
While Game of Thrones is exclusive to Foxtel, that doesn’t mean you need to sign up for a Foxtel satellite service to watch it. The complete series is available to stream on demand via streaming service Binge, which brings the entire HBO library together with thousands of hours of other high quality shows and movies. A free 14-day trial is available. If you prefer a service that also delivers live TV channels, you can also stream the show on Foxtel Now – with a 10-day free trial available.
Because it’s a live and on-demand streaming version of the full Foxtel service, you’ll find all the shows from your favourite Foxtel channels streaming on Foxtel Now as well – including Game of Thrones, which is included as part of the base Essentials channel pack for $25/month with a free 10-day trial for new customers.
Yes – your access to Foxtel Go as part of your Foxtel satellite subscription gives you full access to all the channels in the packs you subscribe to, both for live streaming and for watching their shows on demand. All eight seasons of Game of Thrones are available to stream on the many mobile devices supported by Foxtel Go, any time you want to take in some episodes.
You’ll find Game of Thrones on the Fox Showcase channel, which is a part of the base channel pack that all Foxtel subscribers get, known as Foxtel Plus (if you’ve been a Foxtel customer for a while, you’ll find the channel in the Drama pack, or you can call Foxtel to switch to the new pack which offers better value). The show also occasionally gets re-run on the Box Sets channel, which is part of the Favourites pack. All Foxtel Plus pack customers have access to on-demand streaming of the entire series.
You’ll find Game of Thrones on its home of Fox Showcase as a part of the base Essentials channel pack, which all Foxtel Now customers get for the entry-level price of $25/month. The pack also includes the Box Sets channel, where Game of Thrones occasionally gets re-screened whole seasons at a time. All Foxtel Now customers also have access to the compete Game of Thrones series to stream on demand any time.