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How to watch Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon season 2 will air in summer 2024. Here's how to watch it on UK TV and online, with or without a Sky contract.
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House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to return to our screens in summer 2024, here's how to watch Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon in the UK, even if you don't have Sky.

Love it or hate it, you can't deny the impact of Game of Thrones. And while the final series received "mixed" reviews, the prequel series, House of the Dragon has managed to reignite our love for this franchise.

How can I watch House of the Dragon in the UK?

House of the Dragon will be available exclusively on Sky Atlantic, the home of the majority of HBO content in the UK. As House of the Dragon airs in the US on HBO Max, a streaming service not available in the UK, fans of the drama will need to either sign up to Sky TV or get a NOW TV membership if they want to watch.

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House of the Dragon Season 2 release date UK

House of the Dragon will air in summer 2024, with no exact release date officially released yet. There is, however, an official trailer:

The first season of House of the Dragon was a resounding success, racking up 20 million viewers from its very first episode. As such, a second season was greenlit pretty much straight away.

Filming for season 2 only officially kicked off in Spain in March 2023, and it seems that we'll finally get our next Game of Thrones fix after waiting only two years since the season 1 finale.

How can I watch Game of Thrones episodes?

In the UK, Game of Thrones episodes are still exclusively available on Sky Atlantic, a channel dedicated to bringing you the best of US TV.

At the time, Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon aired on Monday nights at 2 a.m., at the same time as the US premiere. Now, both series are available to watch on-demand whenever you want.

Unlike some parts of Sky's TV output, Sky Atlantic and Sky Atlantic HD are only available to Sky TV customers through Sky itself or NOW. The good news is that if your pay-TV provider is BT or TalkTalk, you can add a NOW TV membership to your package and watch all the Game of Thrones content you wish.

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How to watch Game of Thrones without Sky

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If you're happy with your current provider but want to watch Game of Thrones or House of the Dragon, you can get access to Sky Atlantic via Sky's streaming service, NOW.

NOW can be streamed online through laptops, game consoles, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes and smart TVs. Sky Atlantic is available on the NOW Entertainment TV membership, which you can purchase on a monthly basis and are free to cancel at any time.

If you have the NOW Entertainment TV membership, you can watch Sky Atlantic live through certain devices or view it on-demand after the UK premiere date. You can also download episodes for offline viewing.

Check out our guides on how to watch NOW TV and what channels are on NOW TV

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Watching Game of Thrones on Sky Box Sets

If you’re a Sky subscriber, you can still watch Game of Thrones on your TV, just like in the good old days, by accessing Sky Box Sets. There will be times when the show is aired on live TV, but if you want to re-watch it properly, you'll need to access the box set.

Watch Game of Thrones on Sky Go

If you're a Sky TV customer, you'll get free access to the Sky Go app. From here, you can access the Game of Thrones box set and stream it on your supported Android device, iPad, or iPhone. If you upgrade to Sky Go Extra, you'll have the additional option to download and watch offline.

What else is on Sky Atlantic?

As its name suggests, Sky Atlantic's programming comprises some of the best US TV. Highlights of the current schedule include:

  • The Last of Us

  • The White Lotus

  • Succession

  • Euphoria

  • Chernobyl

  • Yellowjackets

  • Mare of Easttown

  • Westworld

  • Big Little Lies

  • Blue Bloods

  • Penny Dreadful

  • Perry Mason

  • Watchmen

  • Barry

  • Fortitude

  • Britannia

  • Riviera

  • Veep

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