3 ways to legally watch Game of Thrones season 7 in Australia

25 July 2017

How to watch Game of Thrones season 7

Game of Thrones is almost back, and we're dying to find out who dies next. If you're in the same boat, we've covered all the ways you can watch George R.R. Martin's murder fiesta without resorting to piracy. No judgement though. 

In case you've forgotten what's what, here's a quick recap we've put together. It should go without saying, but it's full of spoilers. And some swearing.

Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now - Foxtel's revamped streaming service - is probably the easiest way to watch Game of Thrones in Australia. The packages including Game of Thrones - Pop or Drama - are billed at $15 per month and there's no lock in contracts. Since season seven has seven episodes, you're looking at $30 in subscription fees.

Foxtel Now includes live TV, so you'll be able to watch each episode as it airs live at 11am (AEST) on Mondays, and stream it on demand shortly after.

Foxtel Now is available on iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Google Chrome on Windows and Mac, Telstra TV, and Chromecast. The PlayStation 3, Xbox One run the older Foxtel Play app, which can access the same content, but won't play shows in high definition.

It is however worth noting that Foxtel has been inconsistent with when it uploads the high definition copy of each week's episode. With episode one, it was only available in standard definition until the Tuesday after. Foxtel said this will be the same for the rest of the season, but episode two was available in high definition on Monday afternoon. 

On a similar note, it's possible to geo-dodge your way into HBO Now or Hulu (which now also offers Game of Thrones, but at a premium), but you're looking at more than Foxtel Now's $15 asking price before you even factor in the cost of VPN. We've also found that streaming from US services in Australia can result in hit and miss video quality.


If you're happy to pony up a bit more cash, you can go the whole hog and take out a proper Foxtel subscription. To watch, you'll need to fork out the drama combo, which is $46 per month on a six-month contract. You'll also need to pay $125 for the iQ3 set-top box and $100 for an installation fee.

If you're one of the first 5,000 customers to sign up through Foxtel before August 12, you'll get a free 32-inch Hisense HD TV. Nothing like a free TV to sweeten the deal.

As with Foxtel Now, you're able to watch Game of Thrones live at 11am (AEST), or on demand shortly after. The show is repeated at 8:30pm (AEST) in the evenings.

Foxtel services can also be bundled with broadband from Foxtel, Telstra, or Optus.

Wait for the iTunes and Google Play release

If you're happy to wait until season seven is over, you can buy and binge-watch the entire thing for around $30. Based on last year, you'll be able to purchase the entire season - or individual episodes - through online stores such as iTunes and Google Play almost as soon as the last episode airs on Foxtel.

The last episode of Game of Thrones for 2017 is scheduled to air on August 28. It's a bit of wait though, which isn't great if you're trying to avoid spoilers.

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