Where to watch Game of Thrones Seasons 1-8 online in Australia

Like Winter in the Seven Kingdoms, the final season of Game of Thrones is here. We've got all the details on where you can watch it, online and free.

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Want to know more? Keep reading for more information about each provider streaming Game Of Thrones.
SeasonProviderWatch it
Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Season 8
Foxtel or Foxtel Now
Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Season 8, Seasons 1-3
iTunes
Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 7, Season 8
Microsoft Films and TV

Game of Thrones streaming fast facts:

  • Game of Thrones Season 8 wrapped up streaming on Foxtel and Foxtel Now in May 2019
  • Season 8 Episodes 1 to 5 are now available On Demand on both Foxtel and Foxtel Now
  • Game of Thrones seasons 1 to 8 are currently available to binge on Foxtel
  • Game of Thrones seasons 1 to 8 are also available to buy or rent on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store
  • Using the Foxtel Now 10-day free trial period allows you to start catching up on the whole show at no cost.

How many episodes are there in Game of Thrones Season 8?

Game of Thrones Season 8 only has six episodes, which is fewer than any previous season. However, the final four episodes are significantly longer than your typical Game of Thrones episode, making the entire final season almost as long as Season 7.

These are the run-times for each Season 8 episode:

EpisodeAirdateRuntime
S8 E111:00AM AEST 15 April 201954 minutes
S8 E211:00AM AEST 22 April 201958 minutes
S8 E311:00AM AEST 29 April 201982 minutes
S8 E411:00AM AEST 6 May 201978 minutes
S8 E511:00AM AEST 13 May 201980 minutes
S8 E611:00AM AEST 20 May 201980 minutes

Watch Game of Thrones Season 8 on Foxtel

You can binge-watch all Game of Thrones episodes on Foxtel Now with the Essentials pack, priced at $25/month. The show is also available on demand to Foxtel subscribers.

If you want to watch the show live, Foxtel is your only option. New episodes first premiered on 15 April 2019, and continued every Monday from then on at 11:00AM AEST.

Foxtel has the exclusive broadcast rights for the HBO drama in Australia, so you won't find the series on competing streaming services like Netflix or Stan. Here's what's available on Foxtel and Foxtel Now - and if you are thinking of a GoT binge, you should first check out our ranking of all 73 episodes from best to worst.

  • Game of Thrones Season 1
  • Game of Thrones Season 2
  • Game of Thrones Season 3
  • Game of Thrones Season 4
  • Game of Thrones Season 5
  • Game of Thrones Season 6
  • Game of Thrones Season 7
  • Game of Thrones Season 8

Head over to Foxtel's official website for more information on signing up.

Purchase/rent Game of Thrones Season 8

Don't feel like getting a streaming subscription? Since Season 7 wrapped back in 2017, seasons 1-7 of the show are available to purchase in their entirety from digital retailers. Individual HD episodes cost about $3–$4, with an entire season priced at around $25–$28.

  • iTunes: Seasons 1–8
  • Google Play: Seasons 1–8
  • Microsoft Store: Seasons 1–8
  • PlayStation Store: Season 1–8

How do I watch Game of Thrones Season 8 in High Definition (HD)?

The Foxtel Now app on most platforms will allow you to stream Game of Thrones Season 8 in High Definition (HD). The app streams on-demand titles in 1080p and live/linear TV in 720p. So now that the show is wrapped up, you can watch Game of Thrones Season 8 in 1080p. The Foxtel Now app will only stream in High Definition if your broadband speed is running at 7Mbps minimum, otherwise, it will default to a Standard Definition (SD) stream.

Foxtel Now allows you to stream in HD on most devices; Chrome and Safari browsers on PC and Mac, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and Chromecast/Airplay from iOS. At the time of writing, there is still no HD support for Android smartphones and tablets.

Watch every Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer and TV spot


What channel is Game of Thrones on in Australia?

If you're already a subscriber to Foxtel, you can watch Game of Thrones on the Fox Showcase channel. This channel comes included in Foxtel's Drama pack for Pay TV customers.

If you prefer to stream your entertainment, Foxtel Now's Essentials bundle also includes the Fox Showcase channel, so you can watch every new episode of the final Game of Thrones season.

What time does Game of Thrones air in Australia?

Episodes of Game of Thrones Season 8 began airing every Monday at 11:00am on the Foxtel Showcase channel from 15 April 2019. After its initial broadcast, it became available for on-demand viewing and ran again on the Showcase channel at 8:30pm later that night.

Why don't other services offer Game of Thrones?

Back in 2012, HBO offered the Australian provider, Foxtel, an exclusive output deal. This agreement granted Foxtel the first-run rights to HBO's stellar line-up, including, but far from limited to Game of Thrones.

Immediately, we saw the ripples of this decision impact our free-to-air channels as SBS had to pull the popular Boardwalk Empire and trash any plans for future re-runs on its network.

There was a time when you could pay for the latest episode of Game of Thrones on iTunes the day after it aired, but after Season 3, Foxtel and HBO's agreement stopped iTunes from fast-tracking episodes to Australian consumers. There were even whispers that HBO Now would be available for Apple TV users in Australia, but it never came and HBO went as far as "cutting-off" Australian VPN users. Whether or not Foxtel had anything to do with HBO Now cutting-off Australian geo-dodgers is anyone's guess, but Foxtel's statement below is dubious at best:

HBO license content on a territory by territory basis… This action has been taken by them to preserve that model. It is not specific to Australia. They do however regularly communicate with Foxtel about their plans.

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    AnthonyDecember 15, 2018

    I have ExpressVPN. Will it work in this case?

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    MangroveJuly 6, 2017

    With Foxtel Now, it’s dropping out on SyFy. What is the best SVOD option for the SyFy channel content? Sign up with Optus for a mobile plan to get Yes Fetch TV app?

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      RenchJuly 7, 2017Staff

      Hi Jill,

      Thanks for reaching out to us.

      If you’re having dropout issues when streaming Syfy from Foxtel Now, there might be an issue with your internet connection or Foxtel Now content. You may want to check your internet connection first and see if you’re getting the correct speed or you might be getting drop outs. This page will be helpful. If you have tested that your internet is fine, you may contact Foxtel directly to do further troubleshooting to see where the fault is coming from.

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    RosalynOctober 22, 2016

    I am on a old pension and I would like to find out how to get the game of thrones and overlander we have no land line just mobile and lap top com. can anyone advise me which way to go

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      BrodieOctober 31, 2016

      Hi Rosalyn,

      May I ask how much data you get per month? It’s hard to recommend streaming/downloading on a mobile plan as they typically have small data allowances and high excess fees.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    ByronMay 2, 2016

    Hi Brodie,

    Do you happen to know the best place for a guy like me to catch up on the previous seasons of GoT?
    Love your stuff, btw.

    Warm regards,
    Byron

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      BrodieMay 3, 2016

      Hi Byz,

      You can stream older seasons of Game of Thrones through Foxtel Play’s Boxsets channel or purchase individual episodes/seasons through a digital media store like iTunes. Alternatively, a tech-savvy guy like yourself could use a VPN like UnblockUS to access HBO GO on your Apple or Android device.

      Thanks for your kind words Byz,
      Brodie

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    SukhiApril 9, 2016

    When will we be able to get a season pass for season 6 GoT in services like windows store or Google play? I’m guessing they won’t have the episode available for streaming as soon as it airs right?

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      BrodieApril 11, 2016

      Hi Sukhi,

      Unfortunately, Foxtel or Foxtel Play are the only options for catching Game of Thrones as soon as it airs.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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