I am not the only one who’s waiting for Game of Thrones to air on Netflix. With the end of the fifth season, Netflix subscribers from all regions are excitedly waiting for this show to hit their streaming platform.
George R.R. Martin’s adaptation of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ into the world’s most popular television show is not available on Netflix, not a single season. That’s bad, really bad.
We really don’t know if it’ll ever be available to stream on Netflix, as there’s not even a teeny-weeny chance of its addition to the library.
Netflix never had a good relationship with HBO, and there’s a zero chance we’ll be seeing Game of Thrones coming to Netflix.
Let’s get the details rolled in…
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 Go.
If you’re in the United States, you can watch all the series on HBO Go 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.
So Game of Thrones is Not on Netflix?
No, it is! Good news. Yay!
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.
However, only the first four seasons have been made available on DVD/ Blu-Ray which you can get for just $7.99.
But again, when Game of Thrones Season 6 will be live next year, Netflix subscribers won’t have an option then buying HBO Go account. I feel devastated. Don’t you?