Game of Thrones Last Watch documentary: How to watch and how to stream HBO without cable
Our watch has ended and now it's time to look back.
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Although the show is over, there's still one more week of Thrones content to inject into our Song of Ice and Fire-hungry eyeballs. "The Last Watch" goes behind the scenes on the final season and airs in the Game of Thrones slot on HBO tonight. If you're playing catch up, you can watch the super sweet trailer here.
If you're keen to see what happened off camera to bring us the final six episodes, you'll need a way to watch
. Thankfully there are plenty of easy ways to subscribe, even if you don't have cable, starting with HBO Now and HBO Go. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the services featured on this page.
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Game of Thrones season 8 schedule
This last season was composed of six supersize episodes. The premiere had the shortest runtime of the season at 54 minutes. Episode 2 was 58 minutes, and the final four are each roughly 80 minutes. It will all be over -- sniff -- on Sunday, May 19.
Plan to clear out Sunday evening at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central) in the US for The Last Watch of
Game of Thrones
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You can add HBO to four of the TV streaming services below for an additional monthly charge. If you're a GoT fan and also a subscriber to Sling TV or YouTube TV, then I'm sorry to report that you're out of luck: neither service offers HBO. Here are four that do.
Game of Thrones in the UK, Australia and elsewhere
Game of Thrones, according to HBO, airs in all but four countries around the world -- but not necessarily on HBO itself. In the UK, for example, HBO shows are on Sky Atlantic and
online services Sky Go and Now TV. In Australia, Game of Thrones airs on TV and online on Foxtel. In both countries the show airs at the same time as in the US (i.e., early Monday), and is repeated on Monday night.
And for the record, HBO restricts the use of VPNs used to stream any of the above services from outside the US.