The release date for Game of Thrones Season 7 has been confirmed, and there's a second official trailer to whet your appetite! Here's what you need to know if you want to watch GoT, whether that be older episodes from seasons 1-6 or the new season coming in July. 

Season 7 of GoT will be the penultimate series, although rumour has it that HBO is in talks with author George RR Martin about a potential spin-off series.

Game of Thrones Season 7 teasers & trailers

In terms of teasers, HBO has released a set of photos showing the making of Season 7. Flick through the 15 images below to see who will be in the latest series and see if you can spot any hints as to what they will be getting up to. 

One image getting a lot of attention shows Cersei on the iron throne with Jaime Lannister standing to her side. If you take a look at the sword, it appears to be the same one Joffrey used to destroy a book given to him by Tyrion in Season 4.

It's thought Cersei will have a new love interest in Season 7 and the sword, named 'Widow’s Wail', will bring an end to widow sister Cersei. Let us know what else you spot in the photos in the comments below.

GoT Season 7

When is the Game of Thrones Season 7 release date?

While Season 6 aired on 25 April 2016 in the UK, Season 7 is coming a little later in 2017. We'll see the first episode of season 7 broadcast on Monday 17 July 2017. In the US it will air on Sunday 16 July 2017.

Although there's little to go on at the moment (unless you want some really filthy spoilers, which you won't read on this site because we all love GoT far too much to ruin the experience) you can view the official teaser trailer at the top of this page.

How to watch Game of Thrones Season 7 online

When it does eventually arrive, Game of Thrones will be shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK, so if you're a Sky customer with the right package then simply tune in via your Sky Box. If you want to watch online with an internet connection then you can do so with Sky Go or other methods. See: Best media streamers.

Sky Go

Sky Go is available through web browsers and a wide range of devices including games consoles, smartphones and tablets. You simply download the app if necessary and log in with your Sky ID and password. Note that on consoles you may need an extra subscription such as Xbox Live Gold.

We imagine Game of Thrones Season 7 will be available on demand at 10pm each week following the broadcast of each new episode, following the schedule of Season 6.

Now TV

If you're not a Sky customer then don't worry as there is still an easy way to watch Game of Thrones Season 7 online. Sky Atlantic (and various other channels) is available through Sky Now TV as part of the Entertainment package which costs £6.99 per month.

You don't have to sign up for a year or anything so you can cancel the subscription after Game of Thrones finishes if you want. If you're a new customer you can do a 14-day free trial which will cover a couple of episodes.

Like Sky Go, Now TV is available on a wide range of devices including Chromecast, Roku, YouView, Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Android and iOS. Sky also has the Now TV Box which you can buy for just £14.99.

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HBO Now

Since Game of Thrones is an HBO TV show you can also use the broadcaster's streaming service, HBO Now, to watch Game of Thrones Series 7 when it arrives. However, it's only available across the pond so you'll need to use a VPN in order to gain access.

How to watch Game of Thrones seasons 1-6 online

If you're hoping to catch up with previous seasons of GoT before the new one comes along, NowTV has just added box sets of seasons 1-6 to its catalogue. To watch these episodes you simply need to subscribe to its Entertainment package, which costs £6.99 per month. There's also a 14-day free trial.

As a NowTV subscriber you also get access to Sky Atlantic, which means you'll be able to watch season 7 as it's broadcast or catch up after at no extra cost.

Game of Thrones Season 7 competition

To celebrate the launch of the new GoT series, Sky Atlantic is running a competition where you can join the night's watch. 

You can sign up for a chance to win a trip to the LA premiere, enter a ballot to attend a night's watch training day and take a quiz to see how your GoT knowledge ranks against others.

See full details and enter here at jointhenightswatch.com.

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