Your guide to catching up on Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7
Where you can stream it online and how long it's going to take you.
Game of Thrones Season 8 is coming (like winter). Whether you're late to the game or you simply want to rewatch every episode from the beginning, time is running out for a start-to-finish recap binge. Without eating or sleeping (overrated), you could knock it over in a matter of days. However, if you need a little time to breathe after your second serving of The Red Wedding or The Rains of Castamere, you're going to have to give yourself a little more time if you want to seize the throne come 14 April 2019.
Where can I stream Game of Thrones and how much am I forking out for it?
Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 are all available in HD on a number of digital movie and streaming platforms in Australia.
Firstly, you can take advantage of Foxtel Now's 10-day free trial to binge seasons 1 to 7 in HD. If you can burn through all 7 seasons in 10 days, more power to you but it's worth noting that Foxtel/Foxtel Now will stream Game of Thrones Season 8 exclusively when it releases on 14 April so use your free trial wisely.
Everything you need before Season 8 begins
Once your free trial is up, you'll be charged $25 per month for Foxtel Now's lowest tier, the Pop and Lifestyle pack (which includes FOX SHOWCASE, the channel where Game of Thrones will stream).
If you're looking to take your relationship with GoT from casual to committed, you can opt for buying the digital collection on iTunes, PlayStation Store or Microsoft Store. At the time of writing, the Game of Thrones Season 1 to 7 collection is listed as unavailable on the Google Play store's website but it's available via the app.
Here's how much the collection will cost you on each platform:
- iTunes (SD/HD): $74.99
- Google Play (SD/HD): $135.99
- Microsoft Store (SD/HD): $149.99
- PlayStation Store (SD/HD): $149.99
Watch Game Of Thrones 1 to 7 in HD now from Microsoft Store
Stream Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC (Microsoft Windows).View details
How long will it take me to catch up before Game of Thrones Season 8 begins?
You've either signed up for a free trial of Foxtel Now or paid for the entire collection. Now to plan your attack. According to the website Binge Clock, burning through Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 with no breaks will take you 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. If you skip the opening and closing credits you can save yourself 1 hour and 6 minutes.
Credits included, that's 63.3 hours all up. If you want to catch up over one week, you'll need to average nine hours of viewing a day. If you want to space it out over a month and have it done and dusted by 6 April, you would have to average around two hours a day. That gives you a few extra days to fit in blooper reels.
If you want to time it with unnecessary precision and finish the night before Season 8 starts, you will still need to average 1.6 hours of Game of Thrones per day from the day of writing (6 March) to Thronemas Eve (14 April here in Australia).
Of course, you could safely make up many of those hours by committing larger binges on weekends but whichever way you slice it, you better get cracking if you want to catch up by the time the final season begins.
In the meantime, check out the latest trailer below.