Game of Thrones Season 5 available to watch online in UK on NOW TV
James R | On 01, Mar 2015
Game of Thrones Season 5 will be available to watch online in the UK from Monday 13th April.
The show will premiere at 9pm on Sky Atlantic, hours after its initial broadcast in the USA on HBO.
For non-Sky customers, though, the series will also be available to watch live and on-demand through NOW. The VOD service costs £6.99 a month for an “Entertainment Membership”, which gives viewers access to all of Sky’s TV channels (plus a few others, such as ITV Encore and Fox).
The service has no minimum contract length. That means users can stream Game of Thrones within a day of its original US broadcast legally, without having to commit to a 12-month deal. The show is also available to catch up (without all the adverts) after its broadcast, alongside programmes such as Mad Men, The Jinx and Hannibal.
After Season 5 has finished, subscribers can cancel their account and end their £6.99 monthly payments. Alternatively, fans wanting to catch up can also watch Seasons 1 to 4, which are available to stream on-demand until the end of April 2015.
The cord-cutting model has proven hugely successful for Sky, with NOW enjoying a record quarter of growth in the final months of 2014. The approach has also become increasingly popular in the US, with HBO launching its own equivalent of NOW, HBO Go, for American viewers to be able to watch Game of Thrones online without a costly contract. (Sky customers can watch the show on Sky Go and catch up post-broadcast through Sky On Demand.)
The fifth round of political cunning and gory carnage, based on George R. R. Martin’s novels, sees Daenerys Targaryen well on the way to revolution (“I’m not going to stop the wheel,” she declares in the trailer, “I’m going to break the wheel”), Arya heading off to Bravos, and Varys and Tyrion pulling strings in the background.
New faces joining the cast include Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow, whose own uprising and quest for justice threatens King’s Landing, and the family of Oberyn Martell, from Alexander Siddig as his brother, Doran, to Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Jessica Henwick as Obara, Tyene and Nym, aka. The Sand Snakes, his three (violent) bastard daughters.
You can see the latest trailer here.