The end is almost here. With just two more episodes left of this adored show, this is how to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 online.
The fifth episode of Game of Thrones will be airing in the US on HBO on Sunday, May 12 at 12pm ET, 6pm PT.
Due to the pesky business of time zones, that could mean some less than comfortable viewing times for some. Those in the UK for example should expect a viewing time of 2am.
You can see a full list of locations to watch it live for English speaking countries down below.
Four episodes in and we’ve seen giant battles, epic scenes of Westeros and in typical Game of Thrones style, the deaths of a number of loved characters. But considering where episode four left off we’re expecting the next two episodes to be just as epic. You will want, if not need to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5.
The first two episodes of this season left us craving action. Game of Thrones responded with two high octane episodes and now it looks like we will be getting two more at the same level. Be prepared to be an emotional wreck by the end.
This is great news for those ready to see it all come to an end in the most dramatic kind of ways, not so much for those not ready to say goodbye. So with the next instalment coming this weekend, this is how to watch Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 5.
After 8 seasons, 2 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes worth of content and a plethora of memorable moments, it has all led to this season with Game of Thrones finally wrapping everything up. You can find streaming options for English speaking countries below.
Want to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 5 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, India, UAE 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.
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With HBO having the rights to Game of Thrones, it is absolutely no surprise that they are the place to go to watch it in the US. Unfortunately, it will probably also be no surprise that this means you will have to sign up to a HBO subscription to watch the show.
HBO does offers a few packages, all of which are pretty flexible. That means you can sign up for one month, finish the fifth episode and then cancel if needs be.
Not to mention, HBO offers free trials on all of its packages, which helps soften the blow. Prices start at $14.99 a month with HBO and go up depending on which package you choose.
Season 8, episode 5 will be airing on HBO on Sunday, May 13 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT and is now available to watch on catch up.
Option 1: watch live on Sky
Watching it live requires going with Sky Atlantic as Now TV is only offering catch up. Unfortunately, the air time for episodes in the UK aren’t exactly brilliant.
For the committed folk, watching it live will mean staying up until 2am on Monday, May 13.
We all know that Sky can be expensive, so be sure to check out our dedicated Sky TV deals and packages guide to make sure you’re getting today’s best prices and offers.
Option 2: watch on catch-up (for FREE!) on Now TV
Now TV on the other hand has a 7-day free trial, meaning you can catch the episode (after it airs) without paying a single penny. And, just in time for Game of Thrones, you can get three months of NowTV Entertainment for just £17.99 (25% discount)
And if you’re out of the country and still want to watch shows from your Sky or Now subscriptions, then you’ll need to download and install a VPN as described above.
The episode will air on Sky at 2am on Monday, May 13. It will then be available for catch up on both platforms from 4am onwards.
The fifth episode airs on Sunday, May 12 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT in Canada on Crave.
You can pay for Crave on a monthly basis or get an annual subscription. Unlike HBO, Crave doesn’t seem to do trials but if you do pay for a subscription, they will throw in one free month.
Prices vary for Crave but you can get packages including HBO from around $20 for the month.
If you’re trying to catch the fifth episode in Australia, there are only two options for you, and that’s either signing up to Foxtel’s cable service or the company’s streaming service, Foxtel Now. Episode five will be airing on Monday May 13 at 11am.
Like all of the streaming services above, you will have to pay to get a subscription and there are a host of different packages available, but Foxtel Now offers a free 10-day trial if you haven’t already signed up.
New Zealand fans have SoHo to go to for season 8, episode 5 of Game of Thrones. The Sky premium entertainment channel will be the place to be. The episode airs at 1pm on Monday, May 13 and is now available on catch-up.
Unfortunately, SoHo doesn’t do trial subscriptions. So if you don’t already have it you’ll have to dive on in on a TV package or upgrade your current one to a plan with SoHo.
Packages including SoHo start as low as $24.91 a month and go up from there depending on how much you decide to include.
Fans in India have probably bagged the best situation of the bunch, with one of the cheapest service for watching Game of Thrones. Simply log onto Hotstar and sign up for a premium account. This will cost you either ₹299 (around $3) for a month or ₹999 ($14) for an entire year.
Episode 5 of Game of Thrones is airing in India at 6.30am on Monday, May 13.
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