How to watch House of the Dragon online: Where to stream, release dates, and trailer

House of the Dragon
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House of the Dragon season one is done airing and HBO's latest TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s popular 2018 fantasy novel Fire & Blood praise from fans and critics alike with 84% and 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively. The series serves as a prequel to Game of Thrones, and a history of the fall of House Targaryen and their scaled cohorts. Explore more of Daenerys’ bloodline, their highs, and their ultimate lows in the highly anticipated series. If you’ve been itching for more from the world of Game of Thrones since its 2019 conclusion, then read on for our guide on how to watch House of the Dragon online in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon focuses on House Targaryen — the last surviving Dragonriders of the known world and the ruling family of Westeros. The show is likely to cover one of the more dramatic and bloody moments in the Song of Ice and Fire mythos, the Dance of the Dragons — a bloody civil war, and the cause of the Targaryen’s almost non-existent numbers. Expect all of the cloak and dagger that gripped so many of us as Westeros’ highest family suffers the longest fall. Witness as family becomes foe, waging a war so bloody it changes the landscape of our favorite fantasy isles forevermore. 

Where to watch House of the Dragon online in the US 

House of the Dragon season 1 has now aired in its entirety after the exclusive HBO series premiered on Sunday, August 21. All episodes are available to watch on HBO Max

HBO Max is one of the few on-demand providers that doesn’t currently offer a free trial. However, if you have subscribed to HBO through the Amazon, Apple, Google Play, or Samsung TV app stores, then you are also entitled to access HBO Max at no additional cost. In fact, there are so many ways in which the service provider is bundled in with other services that HBO subscribers may already have access to HBO Max without even knowing it. Check this HBO Max FAQ to see if you already have access through your current provider absolutely free.

HBO Max: Save 20% on HBO Max annual plans

HBO Max: Save 20% on HBO Max annual plans
HBO Max plans start as low as $9.99/mo or $99.99 for an annual subscription, but that price is subsidized with the inclusion of commercials. The commercial-free experience costs a little extra at $14.99/mo or $149.99 annually, this tier of subscription also allows you to download up to 30 titles to watch offline and stream applicable titles in 4K.

Where to watch House of the Dragon online in Canada 

While HBO Max isn’t available in Canada, The Great White North can still catch the latest episodes of House of the Dragon (alongside a host of other HBO and SHOWTIME programming) through streaming service Crave. The first episode of House of the Dragon aired on Sunday, August 21 and now all episodes are available to watch on-demand on Crave.

Crave: 7-day free trial

Crave: 7-day free trial
New to Crave? Check out their 7-day free trial before investing in one of their streaming packages. All Crave content is available regardless of subscription plan, meaning you can enjoy thousands of hours of content from Crave, HBO, HBO Max, and Showtime alongside access to the entire HBO library regardless of the plan you pick.

Where to watch House of the Dragon online in the UK 

Those in the United Kingdom can watch the Targaryan civil war unfold via the on-demand platform NOW. The season premiere of House of the Dragon was available to stream from Monday, August 22 from 2 a.m. BST with all episodes now available to watch on-demand. 

NOW: 7-day free trial

NOW: 7-day free trial
If you’d prefer a contract-free approach, for a monthly fee of £9.99 you can subscribe to Sky’s digital streaming service NOW. From there you’ll be able to use the NOW app, available on Smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, games consoles, and desktop computers to access Sky Atlantic content through the Sky Cinema package

Where to watch House of the Dragon online in Australia

Australian audiences can find House of the Dragon on Foxtel NOW and BINGE streaming platforms. The first episode aired on Monday, August 22 with all episodes now available to stream on-demand.

Foxtel NOW: 10-day free trial

Foxtel NOW: 10-day free trial
If you’re new to the Foxtel NOW streaming service you can enjoy a free 10-day trial that includes all of Foxtel NOW’s content packs. It opens up over 70+ live channels and access to an impressive library of On Demand movies and series. New or reactivating customers signing up for Foxtel NOW Ultimate before January 31, 2023, will also gain a hefty discount of over 50% off on annual subscriptions.

BINGE: Try a free 14-day trial of BINGE

BINGE: Try a free 14-day trial of BINGE
Australian streaming service BINGE offers a free 14-day trial to new customers, allowing access to over 10,000+ hours of movies and TV shows. BINGE is a great, no-lock-in contract service that allows for ad-free, on-demand streaming across a range of devices. Three subscription plans range in price from $10-18 AUD, with the top two tiers allowing high-definition streaming and multi-device support.

(Image credit: Photograph by Ollie Upton / HBO)

House of the Dragon: Season 1 episodes

The following is the release schedule and episode names for season 1 of House of the Dragon for the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia:

  • House of the Dragon S01E01: “The Heirs of the Dragon”, August 21/22, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E02: “The Rouge Prince”, August 28/29, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E03: “Second of His Name”, September 4/5, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E04: “King of the Narrow Sea”, September 11/12, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E05: “We Light the Way”, September 18/19, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E06: “Princess and the Queen”, September 25/26, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E07: “Driftmark”, October 2/3, 2022 
  • House of the Dragon S01E08: “Lord of Tides”, October 9/10, 2022
  • House of the Dragon S01E09: “The Green Council”, October 16/17, 2022  
  • House of the Dragon S01E10: “The Black Queen”, October 23/24, 2022 
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