If you've been patiently waiting the 636 days to watch Game of Thrones online since the last episode (yes it really has been that long!) then the waiting is finally over! Season 8, episode 1 is here and of course, you want to know where to go to watch the first epic episode.
Consider this page as the ultimate guide to watching Game of thrones season 8, episode 1, no matter where you live. We've tracked down the streaming services, costs and times for the first episode no matter where you might live – you can find a full guide for several countries down below.
We would attempt to catch you up on seasons 1-7 in preparation for the new episode but considering there's 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes worth of content…it might take us a while. Just know, this season is going to be big!
So with the show finally airing tonight, this is the place to be for all your how to watch Game of Thrones online know-how for the first episode. We've tracked down the locations to watch season 8, episode 1, no matter where you live – you can find them all down below and discover who is showing it absolutely free of charge.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1: stream from outside your country
Want to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 1 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, India or New Zealand? We've found all of your best options and listed them below.
But, if you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstances where you've booked a holiday over the air time of the first episode, then things get a bit more difficult. For those unlucky fans, all hope isn't lost yet. You will find that watching it won't be an option thanks to geo-blocking. This means that broadcasters do tend to try and stop you from watching in other countries, putting up some virtual roadblocks.
But, thanks to a little bit of working around, there is still a way to catch all the episodes while you're away. By using a VPN, you will still be able to catch up on the show by changing your IP address to a location back where you live, allowing you to watch that important first episode (assuming that doesn't breach any TS&Cs, of course) – and that's without finding some dodgy stream on Reddit.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1 online in the USA
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1 online in the UK
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1 online in Canada
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1 online in Australia
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1 online in New Zealand
Watch Game of Thrones episode 1 online in India