If you’re itching to watch Game of Thrones spin-off series House of the Dragon, but haven’t yet signed up to Sky or NOW yet, then never fear: HBO released the first episodes for free on YouTube, which happened to coincide with the launch of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
For weeks, viewers have been anticipating that the Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings spin-off series, which both occupy the same fantasy space, would be forced to go head-to-head given their colliding release dates.
For those wondering which show will emerge as a winner in the fantasy war, RadioTimes.com readers said that House of the Dragon is better than Rings of Power in a recent poll, though it was quite a close call.
Of course, US streaming service HBO isn't available in the UK, so viewers on our shores may be wondering how they can watch the prequel series.
Well, as was the case with GoT, new episodes of HotD tend to drop in the early hours of the morning from a British perspective, as Sky does its best to keep up with HBO in the USA.
That's not the only thing that will feel familiar, either, with iconic music reappearing in a new opening title sequence in House of the Dragon along with the occasional allusion to future events that you'll remember from Game of Thrones.
Despite having a whole cast of new characters, House of the Dragon very much feels like it's part of that Thrones universe.
Whether you're watching from the start or waiting for that next episode of HotD, check out the article below. RadioTimes.com has all you need to watch House of the Dragon on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.
How to watch House of the Dragon in the UK
House of the Dragon is released every Monday on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
The episode is being simulcast at the same time as it airs and is released on HBO and HBO Max in the US.
In addition to this, House of the Dragon will air once again at 9pm later the same day on Sky Atlantic.
Episodes are being released weekly.
Where can you stream House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon is available to stream exclusively on NOW.
This is as the show airs on Sky Atlantic, one of the channels that is available on NOW in the UK.
NOW will require you to have an Entertainment Pass to watch House of the Dragon.
How much does a NOW TV Entertainment Pass cost a month?
A NOW Entertainment Pass costs £9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers. It gives users access to 16 live channels and 300 TV series boxsets.
You can access the app via your smartphone, using the NOW TV app on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and/or via Chromecast, LG and Samsung Smart TVs (models newer than 2014), Apple TV, or your desktop computer or laptop.
Is House of the Dragon on YouTube?
Yes, HBO and Sky have released the first episode of House of the Dragon for free on YouTube.
You can watch the first episode now.
How many episodes will there be of House of the Dragon?
House of the Dragon season 1 will consist of 10 episodes.
The following episode titles are available below.
- The Heirs of the Dragon
- The Rogue Prince
- Second Of His Name
- King of the Narrow Sea
- We Light the Way
- The Princess and the Queen
- Lord of the Tides
- The Green Council
- The Black Queen
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