Game of Thrones has taken the world by storm in the past eight years and it now prepares to reach the end of the line. The show’s eighth season is just starting out, but if you feel the need to binge on the first seven seasons, or you finally want to start watching the show that everyone’s talking about, we can help you out.
As you may know by now, Game of Thrones is based on the George R.R. Martin series called “A Song of Ice and Fire,” although the show has already released one season that’s not based on the books and it’s on the second that follows the same path. Needless to say, fans are eager for more writing from Martin’s part and the new season 8 episodes too.
If you’ve just caught the Game of Thrones bug, or simply want to revisit old episodes, we’re here to help you out. The process will be quite lengthy, but we’re sure you can pull it off. Here’s how long it will take to binge each season.
- Season 1 – 9 hours and 22 minutes (10 episodes)
- Season 2 – 9 hours and 04 minutes (10 episodes)
- Season 3 – 9 hours and 16 minutes (10 episodes)
- Season 4 – 9 hours and 06 minutes (10 episodes)
- Season 5 – 9 hours and 20 minutes (10 episodes)
- Season 6 – 9 hours and 18 minutes (10 episodes)
- Season 7 – 7 hours and 16 minutes (7 episodes)
So, overall, you need a total of 62 hours and 42 minutes to get through all six episodes.
Also, if you’re interested, the eighth season will also last for 7 hours and 12 minutes in total once it’s done. Here’s what you’ll need to do to watch Game of Thrones Season 1-7 from the beginning.
- You’ll need to get a VPN. Our top recommendation is ExpressVPN so you can enjoy your show no matter where you are.
- Then, to watch online, you’ll need to pick a platform that will get you access to HBO Now or HBO Go, directly or indirectly.
- You can also buy or rent any season of the show from various platforms.
So go on and find out everything you need to know about binging on this wonderful show.
How to Watch Game of Thrones Episodes from Anywhere?
One of the issues that streaming platforms have is the fact that you can’t access the accounts you pay for from just anywhere. All the platforms you can watch Game of Thrones on, whether they’re live TV platforms, HBO’s own services, or even platforms that enable you to rent out the episodes and seasons, are geoblocked, which means you can only watch if you’re within the United States. So, if you ever travel abroad, you’ll find that you’re unable to access the content. Thankfully, all you’re going to need here is a VPN.
- So, you should pick a VPN to start with. We can recommend going for ExpressVPN, which is one of the best ones we’ve reviewed over the years. Go visit the ExpressVPN website, subscribe to the service, and download the app.
- Once the download process is complete, you can install the app on your device, launch the app and log into your account.
- You now have to pick a server to connect to and it has to be from within the United States. ExpressVPN has loads of those to choose from, and you’ll get to enjoy a unique IP address as soon as the connection is complete.
- As soon as that happens, you can also load up the platform you want to watch Game of Thrones on and enjoy binging on the show.
Where Can You Binge-Watch Game of Thrones Seasons 1-7?
We get it. We want to binge on Game of Thrones too. After watching Sunday’s episode we feel like we’ve forgotten half of what has happened and want to rewatch it too. Plus, we’ve heard of these mythical creatures that have yet to watch Game of Thrones, so maybe some of those want to also get on with the trend and watch what may be one of the best series to ever grace our TVs. So, let’s go over your options.
HBO Now and HBO Go – We need to start with the obvious. You can get HBO Now and HBO Go on their own. If you’ve already subscribed to DirecTV Now or a cable provider that includes HBO on their lists of channels (and you pay for it), you can go for HBO Go. If you want to start afresh and pay $14.99 per month directly to HBO or have a subscription with Hulu, PlayStation Vue, or Amazon Prime, you can go for HBO Now. Check out our HBO Now review to get more info.
Amazon Prime – Last on our list, we have Amazon Prime Video, which is a great service that’s offered to Prime subscribers, which will cost you $12.99 per month. You can add HBO to the list of channels you can watch on top of the other content, and it will cost you an additional $14.99 per month. You can use the credentials to log into HBO Now. Make sure to read our Amazon Prime Video review to get the full picture on the service.
DirecTV Now – If you want to cut the cord or have done so already and chosen DirecTV Now, you can also add HBO to the list of channels for $14.99 per month. If you pick one of the new bundles – Plus ($50/mo) or Max ($70/mo) – you’ll already have paid for HBO. Either way, you can use your credentials to log into an HBO Go account so you get instant access to all episodes of Game of Thrones that have ever aired. Check our DirecTV Now review for more details.
Hulu – Hulu’s up next on our list of options. If you want to pick this service you can choose either the $5.99 per month (some ads) or $11.99 per month (no ads) Hulu video on demand plans and add HBO to the mix too. Or, if you want to cut the cord and watch TV online too, you can pay $44.99 per month for that and get access to dozens of the channels and the VOD service. Either way, HBO will cost you $14.99 per month and can be integrated as an add-on. You can use your Hulu credentials to log into HBO Now. Make sure to read our Hulu VOD review and our Hulu Live TV review too.
PlayStation Vue – Next, we have PlayStation Vue, which is a great platform that has four bundles to choose from – Access, Core, Elite, and Ultra. Ultra actually already features HBO and it costs $79.99 per month for over 100 channels. For the other plans, you can pay $15 extra to add HBO. You can use the PlayStation Vue credentials to log into HBO Now. Read our PlayStation Vue review for more info.
Where to buy Game of Thrones?
Some of you will choose to simply watch all episodes of Game of Thrones online, but others, the die-hard fans, would rather own the episodes and seasons to watch at their discretion, even in the years to come. If you’re part of this category, then we have to help you out too. You have quite a few options in terms of platforms, but you’ll have to check them yourselves because they may come up with discounts, depending on which seasons you’re interested in. Either way, we’ll give you the full run-down.
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