The most pirated TV series “Game of Thrones” will be premiering its fifth season this Sunday, April 12, with a worldwide simultaneous broadcast in all of HBO’s territories. But a day before this highly anticipated launch, four episodes of the series has leaked on the Internet, albeit with less than quality copies.
Don’t want to get caught doing an illegal download, but can’t be around to watch the simulcast on the cable channel? Here are other ways you can watch “Game of Thrones” Season 5 legally:
1. If you’re already an HBO subscriber on cable, you can access the latest episodes on HBO Go, which has a downloadable app for portable devices, providing access to a lot of HBO programs anytime anywhere.
2. Sign up for HBO Now, the newly-established stand alone streaming service from HBO. Launched fairly recently, there’s an ongoing 30-day trial for those who are interested to try the service, afterwhich, subscribers will have to pay $15 a month for it. HBO Now can be accessed via iOS gadgets, Optimum Online, Chromecast or Apple TV for now, but those without iOS can still stream via iTunes on their internet browser. Other services, such as Roku or Android, will be made available soon.
3. View via Sling TV. This services is similar to HBO Now and also comes with a $15 monthly subscription. You can watch the programs in a host of devices, including smartphones, tablets and console systems. There is a free 7-day trial period so you can familiarize yourself with the system, and you can also cancel packages at any time. So, if you are done watching “Game of Thrones,” you can discard HBO from your list.
It’s been almost a year since the last season of “Game of Thrones” so here’s a refresher for you, in cast you’ve forgotten the events of Season 4.