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3 Great Ways to Watch Game of Thrones Without Cable TV

Here are three great ways to watch Game of Thrones every Sunday without spending money just to pay your monthly subscription on your Cable TV.

HBO Now
Turns out that setting up your account is the only part of the process that’s actually exclusive to Apple at the moment. The HBO Now website will actually let you stream Game of Thrones (or any other HBO show) from any web browser on any computer, as long as you have an account. The app is free, so if you simply borrow a device from a friend or even use a demo-device on display at an Apple Store (not super recommended), you should be able to register in just a few minutes.

You won’t even need a credit card: HBO Now starts with a free trial. You’ll be watching the premiere for free.

How to Get It
  1. Find an Apple device running iOS: an iPad, iPod, iPhone or an Apple TV.
  2. If you don’t own an Apple device, borrow one from a friend or go to an Apple Store and use a display model.
  3. Download the free HBO Now app from the App Store.
  4. Select “Start your free trial with iTunes” and enter your name, email address, zip code and password.
  5. Enjoy your new HBO Now account! You can stream shows from any iOS device you have access to or directly from any web browser on any computer. The Game of Thrones season premiere will go live on HBO Now the same time it premieres on live TV, just like HBO Go.
Sling TV
Sling TV will give you live HBO in time to watch the premiere of Game of Thrones season 5, but since the live service requires the basic package, you’ll be paying $35 total for the privilege. Unlike regular cable HBO subscriptions, you won’t have access to the HBO Go website either—meaning you can only watch the network and its backlog of on-demand content through the Sling TV app. The Sling TV app is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Roku, Fire TV and Xbox One—but it’s a walled garden you might not want to walk through. Still, it’s a more complete HBO experience, and it comes with at least a dozen other channels, so long as you want them.

How to Get It
  1. Open a web browser and go to Sling.com
  2. Click on “Start your 7 days free!
  3. Fill in your email address and desired password.
  4. Scroll down to “Extras” and click the “Add” button next to HBO. It’ll turn into a green checkmark if you did it right. Also take a second to peek at the other packages. There’s one for kids channels (cartoons!) and sports (ESPN!) and more.
  5. Enter your billing information (you won’t be charged until the 7-day trial is over) and click “finish and submit.”
  6. Download the Sling TV app for iOS, Android, Amazon FireTV (or FireTV Stick) or Xbox One. Don’t have any of those? You can nab desktop apps for Windows and OS X from the Sling TV website.
Freeload
If neither of those options work for you, you’ll have to do things the old fashioned way: borrowing from a friend. HBO has been pretty open about allowing its customers to share their HBO Go login with friends. And let’s be honest, it’s by far the most cost effective option. It’s also easy.

How to Get It
  1. Ask a friend with HBO if you can use their HBO Go account to watch Game of Thrones
  2. Log in to HBO Go at HBOgo.com
  3. Watch HBO.
Credits: This post was reblogged from How To Watch Game Of Thrones On Anything, Without Cable. Special thanks to Sean Buckley for sharing this. Now we know how to watch our favorite TV SERIES every Sunday! We shall never miss an episode of it now!