Last updated on August 23rd, 2022 at 12:02 am
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With Game of Thrones entirely finished many people are wondering where they can go to watch the entire series. Afterall, while it aired it was incredibly popular with it’s fan base and you couldn’t go anywhere without hearing about it.
Game of Thrones is a TV series closely follows the books by George R. R. Martin, but there are many differences between the two as you will see when watching the show. But where exactly can you watch it at?
Can you find Game of Thrones on Netflix?
Unfortunately Game of Thrones cannot be streamed via Netflix as of now. Currently the only place to stream Game of Thrones is on HBO’s streaming service which is called HBO Max.
Time Warner, the company that owns HBO, has expressed interest in keeping their content as exclusive as possible meaning that their most watched series will only be available on their platforms including the streaming service HBO Max.
What’s more likely is in the near future it will be available on Amazon Prime as single season purchases/rentals as they have a deal bringing some of the older HBO shows onto their service but it’s not something Netflix has in place.
Why Game of Thrones is Not on Netflix?
Game of Thrones is officially broadcast in the US by HBO, which it itself a premium cable provider. So, to watch Game of Thrones, you’ll need to subscribe to HBO and their business model fits similar to as that of Netflix.
Netflix does not spread or distribute their shows, without a cause and it’s the same with HBO. However, Netflix distributes other shows, movies, and music at a smaller price to get unlimited entertainment online.
Netflix has a large database of different shows which users can binge-watch and entertain. But still, Netflix has been working really hard to cater the taste of their subscribers, providing them what they actually want to watch. This is really difficult in terms of finances; Netflix needs to pay a lot to grab a copy of a popular show or a movie so that they don’t get sued.
But, when it comes to Game of Thrones, HBO is itself a provider and Netflix Inc. is surely not willing to go down on knees and ask to buy the show.
Imagine if Game of Thrones is made available on Netflix! This video platform is booming all around the world, and HBO might just be afraid if it’ll lose the race and brand.
HBO is a direct competitor and there’s no chance it’ll provide Netflix all the access to streaming their ‘best’ show on another platform other than HBO Max.
If you’re in the United States, you can watch all the series on HBO Max and HBO subscription will also provide you cable installation to get access to other shows on HBO. In the UK, there’s NowTV, but it’s not as popular and there’s only a mere chance it’ll hit.
You Can Rent Game Of Thrones On Netflix
Although you can’t stream Game Of Thrones on Netflix you can however actually watch the series via Netflix!
While HBO won’t provide online streaming rights to Netflix for series, Netflix has made Game of Thrones available on DVDs which their subscribers can rent to watch.
All 8 seasons have been made available on DVD/ Blu-Ray that you can physically rent which you can get starting at $9.99 a month (for their basic plan)
However, if you don’t want to mess with the physical discs than you will have to subscribe to HBO Max to stream Game of Thrones.
Netflix Shows Similar To Game Of Thrones
All is not lost though as there are a few shows on Netflix that are comparable in a lot of ways… but of course they aren’t Game of Thrones.
Some popular shows that can be found on Netflix that are similar to Game of Thrones are:
There’s really something for everyone in Game of Thrones and the strong casting only serves to boost the shows reputations. Of course, if anything changes we’ll keep you up to date here at Netflix Update.