When does House of the Dragon release in Australia?

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. 

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August 21, 2022
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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. 

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What time do House of the Dragon episodes release in Australia?

It's an early start for Australians.

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
Binge
Binge
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
  • pro
    Premium TV and movies
  • pro
    Starts at $10/mth
Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org Australia
3 out of 5 stars
3
  • pro
    Sports and News
  • con
    $25 to $104/mth

How to watch House of the Dragon in Australia

House of the Dragon is available with Binge and Foxtel Now.
  • Foxtel Now
  • Binge
  • Foxtel via FOX SHOWCASE (Essentials Pack)
Logo for Foxtel Now
Basic pack starts at
$25
/mo
pro Premium TV shows from HBO and FX
pro Sports, Movies and Main Event
con 4K is restricted to Foxtel iQ Box plan
Additional channel packs cost between $10 and $29 extra each month. The premium All Packs plan costs $104 per month.
10-day free trial

Price and plans only accurate as of last page update. 

Binge
Basic plan starts at
$10
/mo
pro Much cheaper than Foxtel
pro No cost for extra channel packs
con No 4K
2-week free trial

Price and plans only accurate as of last page update. 

  • Foxtel Now
  • Binge
  • 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.). 

Service
Price
Video qualityIcon Tooltip  Dark
Free trial
More info
From
$25
/mo
HD10 days
12-month plans from
$52.19
/mo*
HDN/A
From
$10
/mo
HD2 weeks

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?

Service
Available deal
Rating
Monthly price
Max. Video Resolution
# of streams
More info
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
$10.99 - $19.99 4K 4
4 out of 5 stars
4
$7.994K6
4 out of 5 stars
4
$11.99 4K 4
3.8 out of 5 stars
3.75
$6.99 HD 1
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
$6.99HD1
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5
$8.99HD3
3 out of 5 stars
3
$8.99 HD5
Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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