This Sunday, April 14, 2019, kicks off one of the most highly anticipated final seasons in television, as HBO’s Game of Thrones will air its eighth season.
If you’re looking to watch HBO’s Game of Thrones online in Canada, there’s only one way for you to stream it, and that’s via Bell Media’s Crave, with its exclusive Canadian rights to HBO.
Currently, Crave’s HBO library contains all seven seasons of Game of Thrones, with the eighth season set to air live this Sunday at 6PM PT/9PM ET.
Crave starts at $9.99 CAD per month, with the Movies + HBO add-on for an additional $9.99 per month, making it $19.98 for you to stream season 8 of Game of Thrones in Canada.
Crave offers the first month free for new subscribers, while regular cable TV subscribers can also pay for the service from their local provider.
You can watch Crave on the web, iOS, Apple TV, Android, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox and Amazon Fire TV. The Crave iOS app recently was updated to stream in 1080p, just in time for the final season of Game of Thrones.
Why can’t you just subscribe to HBO Canada with Crave? According to Bell, they explain:
Current HBO programming is only available with a subscription to Movies + HBO. This package not only delivers HBO, but thousands of hours of additional content including SHOWTIME, movies, acclaimed series, originals, and much, much more for unbeatable value.
So basically, if you want to stream HBO and Game of Thrones on any device, you’ll have to pay to play. Crave allows up to two devices in the same household to stream at the same time, and watch on your set-top box simultaneously.
For Apple TV 3 and Apple TV 4 users, you can subscribe to Crave by going to Settings > Subscribe within the Crave app. If your Apple ID is funded by 20% off iTunes cards from Costco, you can save on your monthly price.
If want to go directly with HBO USA, you can also pay for a VPN service such as PureVPN or ExpressVPN, then subscribe to HBO Now in the USA to stream Game of Thrones, at the cost of $14.99 USD per month ($20.17 CAD). Your VPN will provide your devices with a USA IP so you can access the streaming service in Canada.