Game of Thrones season 8: How to (legally) watch the final season in Australia.


Good news, Game of Thrones fans – the eighth and final season of the show is just around the corner.

Season eight of Game of Thrones premieres on 14 April in the US. Here in Australia, that’s Monday, 15 April.

Game of Thrones is an HBO production that airs on that channel in the US, but it’s left many Aussie fans wondering how to watch Game of Thrones in Australia.

Well, the best way to watch the six-episode final season of the epic fantasy series in Australia is to sign up for Foxtel Now and stream it online.

Foxtel Now is the pay TV’s streaming service and is where each episode of season eight will drop at the same time they air in the US.

The first episode will drop at 11am on Monday, 15 April.

Getting excited? Watch the trailer below for a sneak peek at what’s to come:

Video via HBO

It’s $25-a-month to subscribe, with no lock-in contract, and Foxtel offers a free 10-day trial to new subscribers.

You can download the Foxtel Now app to any phone, tablet, computer or most Windows or Playstation game consoles.


If you’re going to be at work at 12pm on a Monday (and your boss cruelly doesn’t allow Game of Thrones viewing breaks) then never fear, because you can stream the episodes anytime later.

Other ways to watch Game of Thrones season eight.

People who already have a Foxtel set-top box and subscribe to the service can watch the episodes on channel Fox Showcase when they air, and later on through Foxtel’s On Demand service.

Or if you think you can avoid spoilers, which is a power we’re in awe of, then you could also wait until after the final episode airs on Foxtel in May and download the entire season through iTunes or Google Play for about $30.

What will happen in Game of Thrones season eight?

With season seven of Game of Thrones featuring a random cameo from Ed Sheeran, Arya Stark’s brutal execution of Littlefinger and a nod to the fact that Jon Snow is a Targaryen, season eight certainly has a lot to live up to.

Here’s just some of the fan theories about what might go down in season eight of Game of Thrones.

1. Bran is the Night King.

In recent months, a popular theory suggesting that Bran is actually the Night King has been growing among fans.


The theory, which was first created by a Reddit user, claims that Bran has been trying to go back in time to stop the White Walkers from existing. But every time he tries to stop them, he fails.

According to the theory, Bran goes back to watch the creation of the Night King but when he tried to intervene in the process by warging into the man who was set to become the Night King, Bran himself accidentally became the Night King.


The problem? Bran just might not know it yet.


2. Cersei is killed by Jamie.

While there’s a strong theory that Cersei Lannister isn’t actually pregnant, there’s also loads of theories about her probable death.

Many fans have speculated over years that Jamie will kill his twin sister (and, erm, lover) Cersei.

When Cersei received a prophecy as a child, she learnt that she would become queen and have three children, who would all die. With Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen all killed throughout the series, the prophecy indeed came true.

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What will happen to Cersei Lannister? Image via HBO.

But within the books, the prophecy also predicted that Cersei would be killed by "the valonqar" – which means "little brother".

While some debate that this could be Cersei's brother Tyrion, others predict Jamie will end Cersei's life in the end.

With Cersei on Arya Stark's kill list, there's also a theory that Arya could kill even Cersei by using Jamie or even Tyrion's face.

3. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen will have a baby.

For months on end, fans have speculated whether Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen will have a child together.

After all, the book series is called A Song of Ice and Fire...

But while the prospect of a Jon and Dany baby sounds exciting, some of the theories surrounding their potential child are rough.

One theory suggests that the child might be Azor Azhai aka the Prince that was Promised.

How to watch Game of Thrones in Australia
Could Daenerys be pregnant? Image: HBO.

Here's what the theory says:

"The Night King, on the verge of annihilating the world of the living comes to the surviving heroes and demands his prize: The Prince That Was Promised, a child of royal blood - the true heir to the throne, the prince born to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon - to be the new Night King with the passing of the last."

"As the Night’s Army surrounds the survivors, the Night King will point to Dany’s belly and Jon will plunge his sword into his true love to pull out mankind’s salvation - the royal baby sacrifice that will Bring Light back to the world."

Yep, we really hope this one isn't true...

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