Last week we were finally gifted with the return of Game of Thrones. As excited as we were to finally get to watch Game of Thrones again, it pales in comparison to how we’re feeling about season 8 episode 2.
While last week’s episode got us feeling the GoT shivers once again, it didn’t quite swing into the all out warfare the finale is promising, but promo trailers for season 8 episode 2 show that everything is about to change. With conflicts between pretty much every character you can think of being advertised, you are not going to want to miss this second episode.
Game of Thrones season 8, Episode 2: when and where?
Depending on where you live that will mean a different streaming service and time. For example those wanting to watch from the UK should expect an early start of 2AM!
You can see a more thorough list of countries and where to watch from below.
Luckily for you, you’re in the right place for all your how to watch Game of Thrones episode 2 know-how. We’ve tracked down the streaming services, costs and times for the second episode so you can be ready with your bowl of popcorn before it starts – you can find a full guide for several countries down below.
We would attempt to catch you up on seasons 1-7 in preparation for the new episode but considering there’s 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes worth of content…it might take us a while. Just know, this season is going to be big!
So with the first episode now live and the second imminent, this is the place to be to see how to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 2, no matter where you live.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2: stream from outside your country
Want to watch Game of Thrones season 8, episode 2 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.
We’ve tested hundreds of VPNs and can recommend these as the three best VPN options currently available:
1. Express VPN (comes with a 30 day money back guarantee)
This is the #1 rated best VPN in the world right now thanks to its speed, security and ease-of-use. You can watch on many devices at once including Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android phone, iPads, tablets etc. Check out Express VPN and get 3 months FREE with an annual plan
2. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great, affordable choice for streaming
3. IPVanish supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go and with a focus on security
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in the USA
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 second 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 2 will air on HBO on Sunday, April 21 at 9pm ET, 6pm PT.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in the UK
Option 1: watch live on Sky
Watching it live will require going with Sky Atlantic as Now TV is only offering catch up. Unfortunately, the air time for episode one wasn’t brilliant in the UK and episode 2 will be exactly the same. You can tune in to watch season 8, episode 2 on Monday, April 22 at 2am.
Make it through the whole day without finding out the spoilers of episode 2 and you can watch the episode once again live on TV at 9pm on Monday.
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 first episode 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.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in Canada
The second episode will be airing on Sunday, April 21 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.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in Australia
If you’re trying to catch the second episode as it airs 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 2 will be airing at 11am on Monday, April 22 on Foxtel.
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.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in New Zealand
New Zealand fans have SoHo to go to for season 8, episode 2 of Game of Thrones. The Sky premium entertainment channel will be the place to be. Tune in at 1pm on Monday, April 22 to catch the episode, or catch it at 8.30pm on catch up later the same day.
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.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in India
Fans in India have probably bagged the best situation of the bunch, with 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 2 of Game of Thrones will be airing in India at 6.30am on the Monday, April 22. Not the best of time slots we know, but after its aired you will be able to find it on catch up throughout the day.
Watch Game of Thrones episode 2 online in the UAE
This might be the best deal you can get to watch Game of Thrones online in the UAE or, indeed, anywhere in the world. Wavo has a spectacular offer for just $2.99 (AED 11) per month to watch the latest season. Each episode goes up at 5am UAE time every Monday, so you can set those alarms and get up before everyone else to enjoy a spoiler-free experience.
What’s more, you’ll also get access to the rest of Wavo’s catalog of entertainment, as well as a selection of live TV channels.
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