How to watch House of the Dragon Episode 1: Stream Game of Thrones spin-off free in the UK

How to Watch House of the Dragon Episode 1: The Game of Thrones Prequel Series is finally here. Here’s how to watch the first episode in the UK this weekend.

The Game of Thrones saga ended so badly that the appetite for the franchise has plummeted in recent years. But now the first spin-off series is coming up, and Westeros fans are looking forward to flying the dragon again, so to speak.

House of the Dragon, which finally premieres this weekend, revisits House Targaryen, 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones. At this point, Daenerys’ ancestors rule the seven kingdoms, assisted by their loyal, fire-breathing, winged beasts.

Starring Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cook and Paddy Considine, initial reviews for the series have been extremely encouraging, giving fans hope that there is much life in the small-scale adaptations of George RR Martin’s famous works.

Read on for how to watch House of the Dragon Episode 1 on the best TV you have in the house. You’ll also find out when House of the Dragon Episode 1 is available on TV and live stream. We will also dive into the storyline and trailer of the first season.

How to watch House of the Dragon Episode 1

Like Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is a US exclusive to HBO and a UK exclusive to Sky Atlantic. That means you’ll need some sort of Sky subscription to watch it. For example, if you’re already subscribed to Sky Q or Sky Glass, you’ll find the first episode on channel 108.

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Thanks to Sky’s NOW streaming service, you can register to stream the premiere without a long commitment. Sky Atlantic is part of the Now Entertainment membership, which costs just £9.99 a month. New subscribers get a no-obligation 7-day trial and you can sign up here now.

The good news for Brits is that they don’t have to risk spoilers as Episode 1 will be televised in the UK at the same time as it airs in the US. Just like the good old days of Game of Thrones!

Tune in for the hour-long premiere on Sunday evening 21st August at 02:00 BST/Monday morning 22nd August!

House of the Dragon Plot and Trailer

So we already know a fair bit about what House of the Dragon is about, thanks to the original text, George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood book. It’s not quite as deep as the ‘Fire and Ice’ saga (at only 773 total pages), but it’s quite substantial.

A few centuries before Dany begins her quest to regain the Iron Throne, we see her house in its prime, but not without a little family drama. Some people have referred to it as the “succession with dragons” as the Targaryen heirs are vying for the right to succeed King Viserys. This will eventually culminate in the civil war known in lore as the Dance of the Dragons. Here we see the preamble and probably in later seasons the war itself.

Check out the final trailer for House of the Dragon below:

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