You can feel the excitement in the air as we draw ever closer to Game of Thrones season 6 premiere. Hardcore fans of the fantasy drama have been waiting patiently for the next installment of the series, with HBO fueling that excitement by the constant drip-feeding of promotional content that has teased footage of content from season 6.
There’s only about 24-hours to wait now until it is finally available to watch, but just how can you go about doing that? We’re going to look at how to watch the GoT season 6 premiere with and without a cable subscription. And for free, of course.
It doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s definitely good to know that HBO will be making our journey across watching Game of Thrones season 6 premiere for free a walk in the park on Sunday, April 24, at 9pm Eastern or 6pm Pacific time.
Here’s how to go about it.
Without Cable Subscription:
If you don’t shell out each and every month for cable subscription, and the free trial of HBO above simply isn’t a viable option, then worry not, as there’s still a solution to get you that Game of Thrones fix. HBO NOW is a “watch anywhere, anytime”-style service that lets you consume HBO shows and programming through an app or channel on almost any smartphone, computer, tablet, Android TV device, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and more. Complete list of HBO NOW supported devices are as follows.
All that is required is to download the app or add the channel to your device (whichever is applicable) and start a new registration for free 30 days trial and get up and running. Of course, we wouldn’t leave you high and dry, and have previously prepared a guide on how to get signed up here.
With Cable Subscription
In order to get as many cable subscribers in as possible for the premiere, HBO has announced that its service will be free for this weekend, which means HBO is live and free since yesterday and lasts all the way through until Monday. The HBO service is normally an additional subscription on top of a standard cable service, but this 48-hour free trial is essentially not only a way of trialling and seeing what HBO is all about, but also a perfect opportunity to bask yourself in the Game of Thrones glory this coming Sunday.
What’s the catch here? Well, once you’ve seen the first episode, you will be hooked and want to continue paying for the service after the free trial has ended. HBO is certainly hoping that’s the case.