Epic fantasy TV Series Game of Thrones is now available on Hotstar for Indian viewers.
Hotstar is a Disney-owned streaming service in India.
In this guide, I will be discussing how to watch Game of Thrones on Hotstar.
For the first time, it will be streaming Game of Thrones live online at the same airing time as in US on HBO.
Hotstar is a cheap streaming service, so I will also be showing how US viewers can watch the show on Hotstar using a VPN.
Game of Thrones Season 8 Hotstar Airing Date and Time
This show hasn’t been simulcast in India before, but its last and final season will be aired on 15th April (Monday) at 6:30 am.
Here are the complete timings and airing date:
- Episode 8×01 — Mon 15 Apr 6:30 am
- Episode 8×02 — Mon 22 Apr 6:30 am
- Episode 8×03 — Mon 29 Apr 6:30 am
- Episode 8×04 — Mon 6 May 6:30 am
- Episode 8×05 — Mon 13 May 6:30 am
- Episode 8×06 — Mon 20 May 6:30 am
How to Watch Game of Thrones on Hotstar (Indian Viewers)
For Indian views, the method to watch GoT is pretty straight forward. Follow the instructions below:
- Visit Hotstar Game of Thrones page
- Click on Get premium
- Select a package (₹999/year or ₹199/month)
- You will need to create Hotstar account
- Enter your payment details
- Once you do that, start streaming GoT on Hotstar!
How to Watch Game of Thrones on Hotsar (US Viewers)
Hotstar is available in US, but Game of Thrones is not included in the hotstar US.
To watch GoT on Hotstar, you need to access the website from an Indian region.
For that, you will need a VPN.
It costs ₹190/month ($2.88) to watch GoT with Hotstar in India. With HBO, you get to stream the show at $14.99/month (₹1,036).
Which seems cheaper to you? You decide.
You will find a list of VPNs that will help you easily access Hotstar India:
|VPN Providers||Price ($)||Special Deals||More Info|
Best Affordable VPN
$2.95 Per Month
Exclusive Discount 1 year Plan
Best Budget Service
$1.99 Per Month
2 Years Deal
Best for Geo-Unblocking
$2.99 Per Month
3 Years Plan
Best for Streaming
$6.67 Per Month
No Exclusive Offer
Best for Private Browsing
$2.75 Per Month
3 Years Deal
Now follow the instructions below:
- Visit Hotstar India website
- Select Get Premium option
- Create your account
- Add payment method
- Start streaming Game of Thrones Season 8 on Hotstar!
View our detailed guide on watch Hotstar in US to learn more about the streaming service.
Watch Game of Thrones (Different Devices)
Game of Thrones is available on different devices using the app HBO Now, DirecTV Now, or Foxtel.
These apps are available on Android, iOS, Windows, Xbox, PS4, TVs, Android Boxes, and others that you find below:
Watch Game of Thrones (Different Streaming Platforms)
Such as Hotstar, there are other streaming services that will stream Game of Thrones.
Watch Game of Thrones (Different Regions)
Game of Thrones is watched worldwide. I have compiled a guide for countries where Game of Thrones has greater fan base.
- Game of Thrones in Australia
- Game of Thrones in Germany
- Game of Thrones in Canada
- Game of Thrones in UK
Game of Thrones Viewership in India
There are currently no stats of Game of Thrones viewership in India, but we do know that in 2016, India constituted 10% of Torrent download for GoT.
This is significantly reduced due to the available of Game of Thrones on Hotstar at cheaper rates.
Let’s view an average viewership of Game of Thrones in US:
Hotstar Game of Thrones Streaming Issues Last Year
Last year, when Game of Thrones was about to premiere on Hotstar, the company’s server choked really bad.
— Aroon Deep (@AroonDeep) July 17, 2017
The company claims that it has improved its servers and its users would not have to face the same problem again.
Hotstar was actively campaigning against Torrent downloading, that also drove a lot of expectations from the service.
FAQs about Hotstar
Is Game of Thrones in Hotstar Censored?
No, Game of Thrones is not censored on Hotstar. It streams all of the content that is available on HBO. It does not censor Game of Thrones in any way.
Will Hotstar have Game of Thrones Season 8?
Yes, Hotstar will air Game of Thrones at the same time as it aired in the US on HBO.
Can you Download Game of Thrones on Hotstar?
No, there is no official way to download videos on Hotstar. Game of Thrones’ latest season will be available on Hotstar and you would not be able to download it from there.
What is the Cost of Game of Thrones in Hotstar?
₹190/month or ₹999/year is the cost to watch Game of Thrones on Hotstar, which is far cheaper than watching it on HBO.
Hotstar is a popular Indian streaming service and is owned by Disney.
Indian viewers can easily watch Game of Thrones on Hotstar at ₹199/months, which is cheaper than in US.
US viewers could also easily watch the show on Hotstar with the use of a VPN. I have listed on this guide above.