Cheapest way to watch the new Game of Thrones

Winter is here! Game of Thrones is finally returning to Sky Atlantic for season 8 – the very final one. Here are the vouchers, offers and tricks to watch it for less. You can even get paid for the pleasure!



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Game of Thrones may be the most pirated show in TV history, but there are a few very low-cost ways for you to watch it legally in the UK – a far better option.

How to watch Game of Thrones season 8

The new series begins on Monday 15th April 2019, airing in the UK on Sky Atlantic first thing in the morning (2am) and repeating later in the evening (9pm).

The problem for most people is this channel is exclusive to Sky. You can’t get this channel on BT, Virgin, Talk Talk or any other pay TV provider (no wonder so many people download the series illegally!).

However you don’t need to have a Sky dish and subscription. You can watch it instead contract free via Sky’s NOW TV service. Like iPlayer or Netflix you can watch all the Sky entertainment channels live or catch up on-demand. So you can sign up to watch the new series then cancel once you’ve seen all the episodes.

You’ll need the Entertainment package which currently costs £7.99 a month. There are only six episodes in this final series of Game of Thrones, which means you’d need to sign up for two months at a cost of £15.98.

Cheapest ways to watch Game of Thrones season eight

Fortunately, there are some ways to pay less. Here’s a round-up of the best tricks and deals:

1. Get paid to watch it after cashback

Total cost: £5.50 profit

This is the best deal but only works if you’ve not used cashback site Quidco or NOW TV before as you can get two lots of cashback.

First, sign up to my weekly newsletter and you’ll get an exclusive link for an £18 bonus when you first join and use Quidco. You need to spend at least £15 via Quidco to get the bonus.

Then search for NOW TV and you’ll see a couple of options for the Entertainment pass. These can change frequently, but at the time of writing you can get:

  • £5 cashback when you buy a NOW TV Entertainment bundle
  • £7.50 cashback when you buy a NOW TV Stick and two month Entertainment pass

The first option has a three-month bundle for £17.99, meaning you’ll earn £23 cashback and make a profit of £5. The second lasts for a month less, but you do get a NOW TV stick – useful if you don’t have the app on your TV. This will cost you £19.99 and earn you £25.50 in cashback, providing a profit of £5.50.

When you sign up with these passes, they will auto-renew at full price (£7.99 a month), so make a note to cancel if you don’t want to continue.

Get an £18 cashback bonus at Quidco when you subscribe to my newsletter

2. Wait one week and save £7.99

Total cost: £7.99

If you’ve previously used NOW TV and just want to watch Game of Thrones, the cheapest option is to wait one week – if you can! Since you get 30 days with the pass, starting it on the 22nd May when the second episode is broadcast will allow you to still have access to watch the final episode on the date it airs (20th May).

Though the big risk here is episode one spoilers! So avoid all social media and contact with other people in general for that first week.

3. Buy a two-month gift card and save £5.98

Total cost: £10

If you don’t want to wait you may as well grab this deal as you essentially get a third off. It’s also the best deal right now if you think you’ll carry on with NOW TV after Game of Thrones.

You can currently get a cut-price Now TV gift card with two months of NOW TV entertainment for just £10 at Currys. You can also pick up two months with a NOW TV stick for £15.

The stick is pretty handy and includes iPlayer, ITV Player and All 4 catch up services making this a decent saving.

> Buy a NOW TV 3 month entertainment pass from Currys for £10 (worth £15.98)

Cheapest way to stream the previous series of Game of Thrones

All the previous episodes are available on NOW TV too, so the above deals are the best ones. They are available until 31st May 2019, though will come back at times throughout the year.


7 thoughts on “Cheapest way to watch the new Game of Thrones

  1. I’ve found arguably an even cheaper way…. buy a sim-only vodafone’s red entertainment plan via and NOW TV entertainment will come free with it! The plans via this website come with automatic cashback (so no messing around with sending bills to them!). Better still go through Topcashback and get their cashback also! I’ve got my plan (including combined cashback) for £10/month.

    1. Thanks Jas!

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  3. Great little post, I love the idea of the Quidco for profit scenario – I wonder these days who doesn’t already have a quidco account though!

    1. Surprisingly quite a few people! TopCashback has 7 million customers and I think Quidco isn’t far behind – but that leaves plenty still to sign up

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