Were you a fan of Game of Thrones? Who wasn’t right?
Well, it’s your lucky day because the long-awaited sequel House of the Dragon, or Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon to give it its full title, is nearly upon us.
House of the Dragon is a prequel to the original Game of Thrones series, set some 200 years beforehand and promises more action, more dragons, and more romance than ever before.
House of the Dragon is being widely distributed, but it isn’t being shown everywhere. So, if you want to watch House of the Dragon while overseas or in a country it’s not available, you will need some help.
That’s where we come in. In this guide, we will show everyone exactly how to watch House of the Dragon no matter where you are.
Where is House of the Dragon being shown?
In the UK, House of the Dragon is being broadcast on Sky TV that means viewers with a Sky subscription will also be able to stream it on the Sky Go app.
It can also be viewed by subscribing to Now TV (£9.99 for two months currently, then £9.99 a month moving forward).
In the USA, House of the Dragon is showing on HBO and can be streamed on HBO Max for the price of US$14.99 a month.
In Canada, you can find House of the Dragon on CraveTV (CAD$19.99 a month) and, in Australia, it will be on Foxtel Now (AU$25.00 a month – with a 10 day free trial) and on BINGE (AU$10.00 a month with a 14 day free trial).
How do I watch House of the Dragon where I am?
There are two possible ways to watch House of the Dragon outside your regular country, and both will require the use of a Virtual Private Network or VPN app.
VPNs are simple security and privacy apps that hide your true geographic location and let you pretend to be somewhere else by redirecting your internet traffic through an overseas server.
This makes them ideal for unblocking streaming services and letting you watch TV shows like House of the Dragon everywhere.
Keep reading to find out the two ways you can use a VPN to watch House of the Dragon from anywhere.
Where to get a VPN?
There are hundreds of VPNs out there, so choosing the right one can be daunting. It needs to have the right apps for the devices you use, servers in the right countries, super-fast speeds, and to work with the streaming service you want to unblock.
The best VPN for this job is ExpressVPN, which offers lightning-fast speeds, a colossal range of apps, a massive server network, and which works with just about every streaming service around.
All come with a lengthy 30-day money-back guarantee which gives you loads of time to try before you buy.
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How to stream House of the Dragon anywhere with a VPN
Option 1: Existing Subscription
If you already have an existing subscription to one of the streaming services mentioned above, you will just need to use a VPN to unblock that service in the country you are currently in.
This is great if you’re travelling, an expat or abroad for work.
That’s a lot easier to do than it sounds. Here is a simple step-by-step guide for you to follow:
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for the package that best suits your needs. The 12-month deal is the best value one and comes with an extra 3 months free.
- Download the ExpressVPN app onto your preferred streaming device. Always do this from either the ExpressVPN website or your app store.
- Open the app and log in to your new ExpressVPN app.
- Click Selected Location on the home screen and choose your home location (for example, British NowTV subscribers should choose the United Kingdom). Then press the Connect button.
- Once ExpressVPN has connected, just log into your normal streaming service as usual. Because ExpressVPN is hiding your real location, it will open up and stream House of the Dragon just as if you were back home.
Option 2: No subscription / Not available in your country
If you don’t have an existing subscription to one of the above services, or if you live somewhere where House of the Dragon is not being shown, you will need to sign up for one of them as we are not aware of any free-to-air broadcasts of House of the Dragon at the time of writing.
Signing up for a streaming service from overseas can be difficult because payment options can be limited.
The best streaming service to try is Now TV, which we have managed to sign up for from several overseas locations. HBO Max sometimes works too, and you can always try using ‘Statescard’ (Google it) with them if your regular payment method fails.
The process for signing up to stream House of the Dragon is broadly the same as above. In Step 4, remember to connect to a UK server for Now TV and a US-based server for HBO Max.
Also, in step 5, you will have to subscribe to the streaming service before you can log in. This is easy to do by following the onscreen instructions.
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What is Home of the Dragon all about?
Home of the Dragon is the much anticipated prequel to the wildly popular Game of Thrones franchise.
It is set 200 years before the events in the original series and tells the story of the beginning of the end of House Targaryen and the build up to and events of the Targaryen War of Succession, known in Game of Thrones as the “Dance of the Dragons”.
It is based on events in the novel Fire and Blood, part of the original Game of Thrones novel series written by author George R.R. Martin.
Who stars in House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon has a whole new cast from the original Game of Thrones series, but there are some impressive names among them.
Paddy Considine (My Summer of Love, Dead Mans Shoes) stars as King Viserys I Targaryen, the fifth king of the Seven Kingdoms. Emma D’Arcy (Truthseekers) is the newcomer in the role of his daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown) plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, heir presumptive to the Iron Throne and King Viserys younger brother, while Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Harry Potter) is Ser Otto Hightowe, Daemon’s bitter rival.
Other cast members include Olivia Cooke (The Limehouse Golem), Steve Touissant (Shooting Dogs), Eve Best (The Kings Speech), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit, Red Dwarf), and Bill Patterson (Fleabag, Good Omens).
Fans of Game of Thrones will not want to miss House of the Dragon. And with the help of a VPN, they won’t need to no matter where in the world they are.
Just sign up for our recommended VPN, ExpressVPN, which offers super-fast speeds, great apps and server options, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Download ExpressVPN, log in to your account, connect to the appropriate server for your chosen streaming service, sign up for their service if you need to, then sit back and enjoy what promises to be an epic series of drama, adventure, and action.
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