Where can I watch House of the Dragon online in the UK (legally)?
James R | On 22, Aug 2022
It’s been more than three years since the end of Game of Thrones and now, HBO is taking us back to Westeros for another fantasy epic, House of the Dragon. As with its predecessor, there’s one question at the top of the list for UK viewers: where and when can they watch it online?
Where is it showing?
Once again, Sky Atlantic holds the UK exclusive rights to the show. It will premiere on Monday 22nd August, with episodes arriving once a week.
What time is it on?
Episodes will be simulcast at 2am, the same time as they air in the USA on HBO, and will be repeated at 9pm. However, the episodes will be available on-demand immediately after their initial simulcast, which means you can watch it online any time after 2am to suit your schedule.
How do I get Sky?
Sky Atlantic is part of a Sky TV subscription, which typically costs £38 a month for an 18-month contract. That includes 100 channels not on Freeview plus over 500 Box Sets, all accessible through a Sky set top box – and you can add extras such as Netflix and Disney+ to your account, plus pay more for Ultra HD and HD, all on a month by month basis. For the latest Sky TV packages and pricing, hit the button below.
Can I watch it without Sky?
Yes – you can also sign p to Sky’s subscription streaming service NOW, which costs £9.99 a month for an Entertainment Membership, which gives you streaming access to Sky’s TV channels, such as Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Crime and Sky Comedy. A 7-day free trial is available, and you can pay £5 a month for a NOW Boost add-on, which includes 1080p HD and the ability to watch on 3 devices at once. For the latest NOW pricing and packages, head to nowtv.com.
What’s House of the Dragon about?
The 10-part series, based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
At the heart of it is King Viserys I. About 100 years after Aegon’s Conquest, Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed Jaehaerys Targaryen, the Old King, on the Great Council at Harrenhal. His aim in life is to carry on his grandfather’s legacy, but Viserys’ children – Rhaenyra and Aegon II – ultimately go on to fight a civil war known as the Dance of Dragons.
Who’s in it?
The star-studded cast includes Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans. Here’s a rundown of the key players in the story and who’s playing them.
Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans)
The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm.
Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith)
The younger brother to King Viserys, peerless warrior and dragonrider.
King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine)
Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King.
Princess Ryaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy)
The king’s first-born child. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider.
Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey)
She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms.
Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint)
The lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen.
Ser Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel)
Of Dornish descent, Ser Criston is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven.
Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno)
She rose to become the most trusted – and most unlikely – ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best)
A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, she is “The Queen Who Never Was”.