The final season of Game of Thrones is around the corner and Nigerians are not keeping quiet about it. Fanatics want to see who would rule the iron throne and lots more in this action-packed TV series.
The first episode of Season eight will be aired on HBO on April 14, 2019, by 2 am W.A.T.
If you are a hardcore fan and you want to watch each episode as they are released, then here’s how to watch Game of Thrones live in Nigeria.
How to Watch Game of Thrones in Nigeria
For the Nigerian audience, you can watch Game of Thrones on the following channels;
- DSTV (Premium).
In this article, you will learn how to Watch Game of Thrones in Nigeria through the aforementioned channels.
How to Watch Game of Thrones on DSTV
DSTV will air the first episode of season 8, Game of Thrones on April 16, by 12:00 AM. You can watch Game of Thrones on DSTV via M-NET channel 101.
Only premium DSTV subscribers have access to M-NET channel 101. This could be the right time to upgrade your DSTV subscription to premium.
If you don’t want to miss an episode, make sure your fuel tank is filled up.
How to Watch Game of Thrones on HBO
HBO is the official cable network to air Game of Thrones. In fact, HBO will release the first episode on April 14, 2019, by 2 AM. Two days before it airs on DSTV.
If you want to be amongst the first viewers, then you need an HBO subscription. You can watch Game of Thrones directly on the HBO GO website.
Unfortunately, you can’t access HBO GO from Nigeria without a VPN. But there’s a solution to that.
To Watch Game of Thrones in Nigeria via HBO, you need to follow the steps below;
Step 1: Register for a Getbarter.co account.
HBO does not accept debit/Atm issued in Nigeria. With Getbarter, you can get a virtual debit card that works on HBO and any other website.
Visit Getbarter.co and click on the login button.
Enter your email address. If the email has never been used on Getbarter, you will be redirected to the signup page.
Fill in your details appropriately and click “create account”. Once your account has been successfully created, you need to enter your BVN and date of birth to confirm your identity. Go to settings to enter your BVN details.
Now that you have a Getbarter account, you need to fund your account with 5,600 Naira. Click on fund barter balance and follow the process to fund your account.
After you have successfully funded your account, click on Cards > Create new card. Enter 15$ as the amount you want to fund the card with.
Your free USA Virtual credit card will automatically be created.
Step 2: Download A VPN software
HBO doesn’t allow Nigerian visitors to create accounts on its website. You can bypass this restriction with a VPN software or app.
Download Windscribe VPN on your computer or mobile device. Windscribe VPN is a free VPN service that gives you 10GB of free web traffic monthly.
Install Windscribe VPN on your device, select any USA country from the list of countries available and connect.
Step 3: Create A HBO Account
While your VPN is connected, visit subscribe.hbonow.com. Click on “Start your Free Trial” and enter your details.
On the next page, you will be required to enter your card details.
Login to your Getbarter.co account, click on cards and click on your USA virtual card to pull out the card details.
Enter your card details in the form provided. Click on Start Subscription to complete your registration.
Don’t forget you will need an active internet subscription. For students who are low on budget, the Etisalat 200 Naira for 1GB night plan is recommended.
That’s all for watching Game of Thrones in Nigeria on HBO.
How to Watch Game of Thrones on Amazon Prime
You can also watch Game of Thrones with an Amazon prime plus HBO subscription. Amazon does not show Game of Thrones unless you add an HBO subscription to your Amazon Prime account.
So, if you already have an Amazon Prime account, you could just add an HBO subscription to it for 14.99$ to stream Game of Thrones live.
The cheapest way so far is to stream directly from HBO Now (Second method).