Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon premieres today at 11am. Here's where you can watch it at the same time as the rest of the world.
When does House of the Dragon release in Australia?
The 2019 finale of Game of Thrones may have recieved an ice-cold reception at the time, but with over three years between that controversial end to the War of the Five Kings and now, fans are warming up to the idea of returning to Westeros once more. Today (Monday, the 22nd of August), fans looking to stream House of the Dragon will be able to do so at the same time as the rest of the world when it premieres at 11:00AM AEST on Foxtel Now and Binge.
What time do House of the Dragon episodes release in Australia?
Australians have become quite comfortable with recieving episodes of Disney+ originals at a suitable premiere time, typically landing on a Thursday or Friday night. However, with HBO's House of the Dragon we're going to have to get used to making it through every Monday without having the Game of Thrones spin-off spoiled for us.
Episodes of House of the Dragon will begin streaming from 11:00AM AEST every Monday on Binge and Foxtel Now, starting today (the 22nd of August 2022). There will be 10 episodes in total for this first season which, foregoing any mid-season breaks, should take us up to the 24th of October for the tenth and final episode of the first season. Here's what time fans from across Australia's various timezones will be able to watch it:
- AWST (Perth): 9:00AM AWST
- ACST (Adelaide): 10:30AM ACST
- ACWST (Eucla): 9:45AM ACWST
How to watch House of the Dragon in Australia
- Foxtel Now
- Foxtel via FOX SHOWCASE (Essentials Pack)
- Foxtel Now
- Foxtel via FOX SHOWCASE
The first season of HBO's House of the Dragon is available exclusively via Foxtel's stable of streaming and pay TV products. It's available on-demand via streaming apps Binge and Foxtel Now and in 4K for Foxtel iQ subscribers via the FOX Showcase channel (included in the Essentials pack).
That is at least until the first season is complete. After that, in late October 2022, every episode of the first season will become available to purchase or rent through most major digital platforms (iTunes, Google Play etc.).
What is Binge?
Binge is Foxtel's second streaming service. Rather than adopt the cable-style channel packs model seen with Foxtel Now, Binge has a more Netflix-inspired subscription system. You pay a monthly fee, you get access to everything in the Binge library plus the features associated with your membership tier.
What is Foxtel Now?
Foxtel Now is the on-demand streaming service from Foxtel. It includes most of the same content and channels as Foxtel but is available on several streaming devices (rather than a Foxtel iQ box) and comes at a cheaper price.
Foxtel Now's pricing and plan structure is a little different from most streaming services and more closely resembles that of a traditional Foxtel subscription. It's cheaper than standard Foxtel but still the most expensive streaming option in Australia, starting at $25 per month for the basic channel pack and costing as high as $104 per month for all packs included.
The service offers a free 10-day trial and no contract so you're free to cancel Foxtel Now whenever you see fit.
There's also a limited-time deal on Foxtel Now for the launch of House of the Dragon that gets you all channel packs for $25 per month for the first three months, effectively saving you $237 all up.
Where to watch House of the Dragon in 4K in Australia?
There's currently only one way to watch House of the Dragon in 4K in Australia: Foxtel.
While the Game of Thrones prequel will be available to stream via Binge and Foxtel Now, Australia's premier Pay TV service is the only place you'll be able to find the series in ultra high-definition. At least, until it gets a 4K Blu-Ray release.
Check out the table below to find out how Binge and Foxtel Now compare with other Australian streaming services.
How do Foxtel's streaming apps compare?
|4K streaming3 streamsDeal: 30-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Standard planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$18/mth||Go to site|
|Apple TV+ plan4K streaming6 streams (Family Sharing)Deal: 7-day free trial||$12.99/mth||Go to site|
|Disney+ plan4K streaming3 streamsDeal: $139.99 for 12mths||$13.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix Standard + AdsHD streaming2 streams||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Stan Basic planSD streaming1 stream||$10/mth||Read more|
|Kayo One PlanHD streaming 1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now EssentialsHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channelsDeal: 10-day free trial||$25/mth||Go to site|
|Shudder planHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Go to site|
|Hayu PlanHD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$6.99/mth||Read more|
|Paramount+ planHD streaming2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$9.99/mth||Read more|
|Britbox planHD streaming5 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$8.99/mth||Go to site|
|Netflix BasicSD streaming1 stream||$10.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix StandardHD streaming2 streams||$16.99/mth||Read more|
|Netflix Premium4K streaming4 streams||$22.99/mth||Read more|
|Binge Basic + Ads planSD streaming1 streamDeal: 7-day free trial||$10/mth||Go to site|
|Binge Premium planHD streaming4 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$22/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Basic PlanHD streaming 2 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$30/mth||Go to site|
|Kayo Premium PlanHD streaming 3 streamsDeal: 7-day free trial||$35/mth||Go to site|
|Stan Standard planHD streaming3 streams||$16/mth||Read more|
|Stan Premium plan4K streaming4 streams||$21/mth||Read more|
|Stan Sport add-onHD or 4K streaming||$15/mth add-onMin. cost $25/mth (Stan Sport + Basic)||Read more|
|Essentials + Movies planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demandDeal: 10-day free trial||$45/mth||Go to site|
|Foxtel Now All Packs planHD streaming2 streamsAccess to over 30 channels + Movies on-demand + Live sports + Drama Extra, Kids and DocosDeal: 10-day free trial||$59/mth* *First 12mths. Then $104/mth||Go to site|