Game of Thrones Season 7 is the latest available, released in summer 2017. You can catch up completely free, even if you don't have a Sky subscription. We'll explain how to do just that, as well as outline rumours on the Game of Thrones season 8 release date.

When is Game of Thrones next on?

The Season 7 finale broadcast in the UK on Monday 28 August 2017. 

Season 8 is set to be the last in the series, but it won't hit our screens until some time in 2019 according to GoT star Sophie Turner (Sansa).

Her in-show sister gave us a more precise estimate, with Maisie Williams revealing to the Metro that the first episode of season eight is due to air some time in April 2019:

"We wrap in December and we air our first episode in April [2019]. That’s a four-month turnaround for these huge episodes. There’s a lot that goes into the final edit. You would not want to rush this season at all."

But, then, just to complicate things, Williams popped on Twitter after the interview went live to throw cold water on her own quote:

To complicate things even further, an interview with visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer on the Huffington Post suggests that show could be out later than that. Bauer said the show will be eligible for the 2020 Emmys which, thanks to Emmy eligibility rules, means the bulk of the six episodes must be airing after May 31 2019, otherwise the show would make the 2019 Emmy ceremony.

He also added that “we’re going to be toiling away on Season 8 until May of 2019," which even with TV's aggressive release schedule means late May or early June is the earliest the show could make it onto HBO.

There's at least one thing we do know: that the season will comprise just six episodes. Some of these episodes could be longer than normal though, which would soften the blow a little.

How to watch Game of Thrones online

Game of Thrones is 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. 

Sky Go

If you have a Sky subscription, then it's easy. Game of Thrones is every Monday on Sky Atlantic.

Sky Go is available through web browsers and via the smartphone and tablet app.

Click here to download Sky Go for free on iPhone or iPad

Click here to download Sky Go for free on Android phone or tablet

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 online. Sky Atlantic (and various other channels) is available through Sky Now TV as part of the Entertainment package which currently costs £6.99 per month.

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 and the newer Now TV Streaming Smart Stick which you can buy for just £14.99.

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. However, it's only available in the US so you'll need to use a VPN in order to gain access. Check out our full guide to watching HBO from the UK for more info.