Where to Watch Game of Thrones if You Don't Have Cable
Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres this Sunday, giving you just enough time to figure out where to place your bets in your death pool and how to watch the show without needing your cousin's boyfriend's mom's account information. It's pretty easy-as long as you've got $15 per month.
HBO used to require a cable subscription, the benefit of which was HBO GO, a companion streaming app. Now, thanks to its standalone streaming app HBO NOW, users are able to get the premium streaming service on a surprisingly wide variety of devices, from the iPod touch to the Chromecast:
Subscription TV Services
You can sign up for HBO through your Internet TV provider and pay $15 per month in addition to your normal monthly subscription. That way you can catch episodes live or watch them on-demand, all within the same app. Signing up with Sony's PlayStation Vue, Amazon Channels, or Hulu gets you access to the HBO NOW standalone app as well. Below are the streaming services currently compatible with HBO:
Nearly every media player worth buying supports HBO NOW through an app available in its corresponding App Store. On Amazon devices you can watch through the HBO NOW standalone app or your HBO subscription in Amazon Channels. Here's a list of your current options in this realm:
If you prefer to do your streaming via a gaming console, you can download the HBO NOW app and subscribe in your console's App Store or use the appropriate subscription TV service option. There are no HBO apps on the Switch or Wii U. Sorry, Nintendo fans! You can entertain yourself with this puzzle in the meantime. But if your heart is set on an HBO-compatible console, Sony and Microsoft have you covered:
Of course, with an HBO NOW subscription you can watch your stories on your mobile devices as well. Just download the app from your App Store and sign up.
- Android Tablets
- Android Phones
- Kindle Fire
On Your Mac or PC
If you'd rather watch it on your PC or Mac, you can always simply go to HBONOW.com and enjoy yourself that way.