Warning: This article may contain spoilers. So we advise against reading this post if you haven’t watched a single episode yet.
House of the Dragon is streamed by HBO and HBO Max, and to watch it, you need a subscription: an ad-supported plan for $9.99 per month ($100 per year) and an ad-free plan for $14.99 per month ($150 per year).
If you’re not interested in all other HBO shows and don’t want to pay for the subscription to watch just one show, look no further than this article. We’ll reveal where else you can watch the brand new Game of Thrones prequel for free.
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Note that you may already have the HBO Max free subscription and aren’t aware of it. Contact your provider to see if you have access to HBO Max at no additional cost as part of the following programs:
Cricket Wireless Unlimited (sign in through Cricket Wireless )
Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Enhanced Plus
Unlimited Choice II
Unlimited Enhanced Choice
DIRECTV STREAM: PREMIER and MAX
DIRECTV: PREMIER & LO MAXIMO
U-verse TV: U400, U450, and U450 Latino
Here’s where else you can watch House of the Dragon free of charge.
Hulu Free Trial
The easiest way to watch House of the Dragon is getting the HBO Max free trial through a Hulu free trial.
There are two possible ways to get a Hulu free trial that lasts a month. Sign up for Hulu ad-supported or the Hulu ad-free plan and get 30 days for free. You will have to add your card details, though, so make sure you cancel the subscription before the trial period ends. Otherwise, you’ll be charged $6.99 or $12.99, respectively.
AT&T’s Free HBO Max Subscription
If you’re a current AT&T customer, you might be eligible for a free HBO Max subscription: check if your AT&T plans include it.
Here are the plans that include HBO Max subscription: AT&T Unlimited Elite, AT&T Unlimited Plus, AT&T Unlimited Plus Enhanced, AT&T Unlimited & More Premium, AT&T Unlimited Choice, AT&T Unlimited Choice II, and AT&T Unlimited Choice Enhanced.
If you have one of these plans, you can have a complimentary HBO Max account.
House of the Dragon: FAQ
When Does House of Dragon Air?
House of the Dragon airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on HBO and HBO Max.
How Many Episodes Are in House of Dragon Season 1?
There are 10 episodes in House of the Dragon season 1, approximately 1 hour long each.
How Long Before Game of Thrones Events Does House of the Dragon Take Place?
The Game of Thrones prequel series takes place 200 years before the original show.
Who’s Rhaenyra Targaryen to Daenerys Targaryen?
While there are various timelines and Targaryen family trees all over the internet, the common consensus is that Rhaenyra is a distant aunt of Daenerys or her great, great, great grandma.
Which Book Is House of the Dragon Based On?
Both Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon are based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. House of the Dragon specifically is based on Martin's Fire & Blood.
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House of the Dragon Episode Schedule
House of the Dragon premiered on Aug. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO and HBO Max. Each episode will air Sunday, and the finale will be broadcast on Oct. 23.
Is House of the Dragon Sequel or Prequel to Game of Thrones?
It’s a prequel show which takes place 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones.
How Many Dragons Are There in the House of the Dragon?
Show runners said we'd see 17 dragons.
Where Is House of the Dragon Filmed?
House of the Dragon was filmed in several spots across England, Spain, and Portugal.
Will There Be House of the Dragon Season 2?
House of the Dragon has been officially renewed for a second season. The expected release date is expected to be no sooner than early 2024.