Where to watch the Game of Thrones Season 1 to 7 in Australia

Brodie Fogg 28 August 2017

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Find out how to watch Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 for free using this two-week free trial.

This is it, folks. After years of plodding along, putting all the pieces into place, Game of Thrones Season 7 came out of the gate with a fire in its belly, burning through the various plotlines with record pace. Now Season 7 is over and done with (well done, thanks to Dany's dragons) and all that's left is to eagerly await Season 8 (which sounds like it will take even longer to release than season 7) Foxtel Now's two-week free trial. With that said, the wait will be a long and lonely one. Why not comfort yourself by reliving all 7 seasons.

Watch Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 now from Foxtel Now

You can catch up on seasons 1 to 7 and catch the latest sports, movies and more.

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Now that Season 7 has wrapped, you can download Game of Thrones through all the usual avenues, like iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft movies and PlayStation movies.

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Where can I watch Game of Thrones legally and does much will it cost?

Unless you want to go all out with a Foxtel subscription (set-top box and all), the next best (and cheaper) option is signing up to Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now.

This service works much like other streaming services like Netflix in that you stream video content directly through your internet connection and has a two-week free trial.

Where Foxtel Now differs, however, is in its pricing model. To stream Game of Thrones, you only need to subscribe to the Drama pack (valued at $15 per month) but if you're looking to expand your streaming options, you can add channel packs like sports and movies ($29 for sport, $20 for movies).

If you're looking to go all out with a set-top box, it will cost you $46 per month. However, you will also have to pay a $100 set-up fee. All up you will pay a minimum of $146 if you're getting a Foxtel IQ3 box just to watch Thrones.

However, now that Season 7 has finished, you can download the entire season is standard or high definition from iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft movies and PlayStation movies.

ProviderSDHD
PlayStation Store$17.99$20.99
Microsoft Store$19.99$23.99
iTunes$19.99$23.99
Google Play$19.99$23.99

What channel is Game of Thrones on in Australia?

If you're already a subscriber to Foxtel, you would watch Game of Thrones on the showcase channel. The showcase channel is available through the Drama Pack, which costs $15 per month.

What time does Game of Thrones air in Australia?

Episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7 aired on HBO on Sunday nights at 9pm in the US. Foxtel showed Game of Thrones the moment it aired in the US (Mondays in Australia at 11am).

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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 lineup, including, but far from limited to Game of Thrones.

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

There was a time when you could pay for the latest episode of GoT 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 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.'

Why it's not all bad

Obviously, $146 is a lot to pay to watch one season of your favourite show – there’s no debating that. However, it would be unfair to omit the fact that you also get access to a massive range of premium TV shows and movies within that price bracket. Below are some the best TV shows you’ll also have access to when signing up to Foxtel Now.

In addition to the premium content you get access to when signing up to Foxtel Now, there’s also no archaic lock-in contracts, meaning you can cancel the service as soon as Game of Thrones ends if you like.

Watch Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 now from Foxtel Now

You can catch up on seasons 1 to 7 and catch the latest sports, movies and more.

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8 Responses

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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.

      If you’re interested in Fetch TV, you can have a look on this page for more info.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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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, 2016Staff

      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, 2016Staff

      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, 2016Staff

      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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