Are you ready for the season’s biggest TV event? On Sunday, June 26 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT, the Game of Thrones season 6 finale will air live on HBO. Fans of the show know this season is headed toward a breathtaking conclusion as multiple compelling storylines are poised to pay off in a big way. Don’t want to get spoiled? Good news, you can now legally stream Game of Thrones live online without a cable TV subscription.
In just the last few months, cord cutters have been offered two new ways to watch HBO without cable, allowing everyone to watch Game of Thrones online without paying an arm and a leg for a premium cable TV subscription. Between Sling TV’s live HBO offering (available to everyone in the US) and the new standalone streaming service HBO Now (only available to US Apple TV users), there are some easy, affordable, and even free ways to stream the Game of Thrones finale live.
Sling TV Offers the Best Way to Stream Game of Thrones Live
The easiest way to watch the Game of Thrones finale live online is with Sling TV. The new Dish Network-backed streaming service allows subscribers to watch a number of popular cable channels live and on-demand over the internet on their TV, tablet, phone, or computer. Not only is Sling TV a fraction of the price of cable TV (service starts at just $20 a month; HBO is an additional $15), but the great thing is you don’t have to sign a contract or commit to the service. You can cancel any time you want, just like you would with Netflix or other similar subscription streaming services.
Even better, when you sign up for a free 7-day trial with Sling TV, you’ll be able to stream Game of Thrones free for the finale. That means you’ll get to watch HBO along with ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, TNT, TBS, HGTV, Food Network, and several other stations free for 7 days with no commitment to keep the service. It’s a great way to see exactly what Sling TV’s great new streaming service is all about.
Need to catch up on Game of Thrones before the big finale? Sling TV also has every episode available instantly on-demand, so you can watch all 6 seasons on your TV, tablet, phone, or computer.
Watch Game of Thrones Online Using HBO Now
Your other option for a legal Game of Thrones stream is to sign up for the company’s new standalone streaming service HBO Now. Launched on Apple TV in April 2015 just prior to the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere, HBO Now offers subscriber access to a massive library of on-demand content from the premium network for $15 per month. With HBO Now, you get every episode of every season of HBO’s original programming (including all Game of Thrones episodes), a selection of hit movies, comedy specials, and more.
If you want to stream Game of Thrones’ finale, HBO Now will post it on-demand at the same time it airs on its live network. So, while you won’t technically be watching Game of Thrones on HBO’s live feed, you can still watch the finale at the same time as everyone else.
Unfortunately, HBO Now does have its drawbacks. The biggest one being that it’s only available on Apple TV at this time. While it’s going to come to Android devices at some point later this summer, it won’t be available on anything other than Apple TV in time for the upcoming Game of Thrones finale. That’s a deal-breaker for many cord cutters.
Game of Thrones fans in the US have no excuse to miss the season 6 finale Sunday, June 26 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT. So, how will you stream Game of Thrones for the finale?