Watching Game of Thrones Season Finale Online, Made Easy
Winter is finally here, thanks to the eagerly-awaited return of HBO’s epic drama for its eighth and final season! And just like past years, Australian fans of the show get to see each and every episode at the same time the US does – great news for those who can’t go without a weekly dose of dragons, especially when you can watch the Game of Thrones live without a Foxtel lock-in contract using a 10 day Free Trial from Foxtel Now.
The eighth and final season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones was announced by HBO in July 2016. Season 8 will comprise of six episodes and will air in April 15, 2019 – with the finale airing on May 20. Good news is, HBO has also recently released the long awaited full-length trailer, featuring all major characters, as well as teasers for the plot lines that fans can expect on the show’s final run. Find out what’s in store by checking out the trailer below:
Stream GoT Direct To Your Device!
Foxtel Now gives you access to the all-important Showcase channel – home of Game of Thrones – streamed live via the internet. You can watch the stream on your PC or Mac, on mobile devices, Telstra TV, PS4, and Chromecast. Moreover, the previous Foxtel Now app is still available on Xbox game consoles and on selected Smart TVs. It’s as simple as signing up and getting started – there’s no wait for installation. Check out the table below for the complete list of eligible Foxtel Now devices:
|Foxtel Now Box||Yes|
|Sony Android TV||Yes (2015 models and above)|
|iOS Mobiles/Tablets||Yes, via native 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 (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||No – legacy Foxtel Play app only|
|Selected Samsung, LG Smart TVs||No – legacy Foxtel Play app only|
You can watch Game of Thrones on FOX SHOWCASE, which is part of the Essentials Entry Bundle Pack, priced at $25/month. Alternatively, you can splurge and get more of your favourite drama shows by also subscribing to the premium Drama pack for an additional $10/month. Best of all, Foxtel Now is offering new subscribers a free 10-day trial, which unlocks everything the online streaming service has to offer!
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Fast-tracked Game of Thrones – The Schedule
Episode 1 of season eight will kick off Monday April 15 with Showcase screening it at the same time as the US – which means 11:00 am Sydney time.
Season 8 will have six episodes in total, screening live weekly each and every Monday in Australia at 11:00 am (AEST), with replays throughout the week until the season comes to a climax on May 20, and is not available on Free to Air. Check out the live airing schedule below of all episodes of Game of Thrones season 8:
- Episode 1: Mon 15 Apr 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 2: Mon 22 Apr 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 3: Mon 29 Apr 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 4: Mon 6 May 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 5: Mon 13 May 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
- Episode 6: Mon 20 May 11:00am (FOX Showcase)
Game of Thrones Final Episode Replays
All month long this March, you can tune in to a Game of Thrones marathon on the BoxSets channel. You can access this by subscribing to the Drama pack on Foxtel. Alternatively, you can also catch up on all previous seasons of Game of Thrones on Foxtel Now.
Check out the replay schedule of episode 6, the final episode, below for the week of May 20:
- 214 Fox Showcase HD Wed 22 May 12:10pm – 1:40pm
- 115 Fox Showcase Wed 22 May 12:10pm – 1:40pm
- 158 Fox Showcase+2 Wed 22 May 2:10pm – 3:40pm
- 214 Fox Showcase HD Thur 23 May 7:30pm – 9:00pm
- 115 Fox Showcase Thur 23 May 7:30pm – 9:00pm
- 158 Fox Showcase+2 Thur 23 May 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Special Game of Thrones TV Programming
Still looking to get more of your Game of Thrones fix? There’s more of Game of Thrones with Foxtel’s lineup of companion shows including Thronecast, Thrones 360, and even Saturday Night Live. Check out the table below for the full show listing and live airing schedule of all the shows you need to tune in to before and after the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones.
|Show||Description||Channel||Live TV Times|
|Thronecast: Gameshow of Thrones||Hosted by GoT superfan Sue Perkins, celebrity fans and cast members battle it out in this one-off quiz show.||FOX Showcase||March 31, 8:30pm AEST|
|Thrones 360||Hosts James Mathison and Stephanie Bendixsen recap the previous seasons in time for the premiere.||FOX8/FOX Showcase||April 1 & 8, 7:30pm AEST (9:30pm AEST on FOX Showcase)|
|Thronecast: War Room||Host Sue Perkins discuss GoT season 8 theories with celebrity superfans.||FOX Showcase||April 9, 9:30pm AEST|
|Game of Thrones: Three-Day Takeover||All episodes from the previous seven episodes will air nonstop throughout the weekend.||FOX Showcase||From April 12, 7:30pm AEST|
|Saturday Night Live||GoT lead actor Kit Harington will host SNL for the first time — with singer Sara Bareilles as the musical guest.||The Comedy Channel||April 13, 7:30pm AEST|
|Thrones 360 Live||Airing 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 & FOX8||April 15, 9:30pm AEST|
|Thronecast||Host Sue Perkins is joined by special guests to review the last of the latest episodes of Game of Thrones.||FOX Showcase||April 16, 10:30pm AEST|
|Game of Thrones: The Last Watch||Airing 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 fantasy world of Westeros to life.||FOX Showcase||May 27, 11:00am & 8:30pm AEST|
Streaming on mobile – Portable Westeros!
If you decide to watch Game of Thrones via a traditional Foxtel subscription, you will get free access to Foxtel Go app. This is an app available for your iPhone, iPad or Android devices, as well as laptops, which lets you stream the Foxtel channels you have access to anywhere you are. Meaning that if you want to put the earbuds in, take an early lunch break and catch the live screening of each new episode of Game of Thrones, you can – anywhere you have mobile or Wi-Fi coverage.
The app includes access to Foxtel on Demand, which lets you stream past episodes of your channels’ shows whenever you like. There’s no more need to worry about having to be in front of the screen at the right time – you can stream each episode whenever it suits you. Game of Thrones in bed? Sounds great to us!
As for Foxtel Now, the app is already available on mobile devices, so you can get your mobile stream on as soon as your account is setup. You can also watch previous seasons on demand anytime.
Game of Thrones Finale Season 8 on Demand
Foxtel subscriber? Download the free Foxtel Go app on your mobile streaming device. Then, sign in with your Foxtel ID and access On Demand on the home screen menu. You can start watching instantly on your smartphone, laptop or tablet.
Foxtel Now enthusiast? Simply access the On Demand section of the app and look for Game of Thrones. Season 7 episodes are available, as well as previous episodes from Seasons 1-7.
Game of Thrones Live Streaming and a Free Trial
While you won’t find Game of Thrones on Free to Air TV, Foxtel will broadcast every episode of season 8 live as it happens, while also providing Game of Thrones replays for fans who find them more convenient.
So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Now’s 10 day Free live TV trial using the Essentials Pack, both including showcase, the home of HBO, and will telecast each and every Thrones’ episode online, as well as offering live Game of Thrones streaming to eligible mobile devices within minutes of getting started.