It’s almost time for Fire and Blood. House of the Dragon, the first Game of Thrones spin-off, is almost here, and fans around the world are eager to see if it lives up to the hype that surrounded its predecessor. Well, the first seven seasons at least.
House of the Dragon will be released exclusively on HBO Max in Sunday, August 21. While most fans already know about its release date, there has been some confusion over what time the first episode of the show will air. Luckily for you, we’re here to provide a definitive answer.
Below, we’ll explain when the premiere of House of the Dragon will launch on HBO Max. Additionally, we’ll detail where international Game of Thrones fans can stream it, with HBO Max not available in certain territories. Finally, we’ll show you the full lineup of HBO Max show releases, meaning you’ll never miss an episode of the highly-anticipated fantasy series.
Here, then, is when House of the Dragon Episode 1 will be released on HBO Max.
When does House of the Dragon debut on HBO Max?
House of the Dragon Episode 1 will be released on HBO Max in Sunday, August 21 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
The show will officially launch in the eastern US time zone, but that just means audiences on the Pacific coast will be able to catch it three hours earlier than their fellow US viewers. Those are the breaks when you live in different time zones in America.
Incidentally, Canadian audiences will also be able to stream the opening episode of House of Dragon at the same time as their US counterparts. However, Canadians will have to tune in to Crave to watch it.
Where can I watch House of the Dragon in the UK and non-US territories?
HBO Max is not available in some countries outside of North America, although it is available in some countries, including Portugal and Latin America. However, other international fans may be concerned about when and where they can stream House of the Dragon.
Fortunately, the Game of Thrones spin-off will be available to watch on a variety of streaming services and TV networks. We’ve listed these platforms, as well as the times and dates, when you’ll be able to watch House of the Dragon below in markets outside the US:
- Australia – Monday, August 22 at 11am AEST on Foxtel
- Germany – Monday, August 22 at 3am CST on Sky Germany
- India – Monday, August 22 at 6:30 am IST on Disney Plus Hotstar
- Israel – Monday, August 22 at 04:00 IST on Cellcom
- Italy – Monday, August 22 at 3am CST on Sky Italia
- Japan – Monday, August 22 at 10am JST on U-NEXT
- Latin America – Sunday, August 21 at 9pm ET on HBO Max
- New Zealand – Monday, August 22 at 1pm NZST on Sky SoHo
- Portugal – Monday, August 22 at 2:00am WST on HBO Max
- scandinavian nations – Monday, August 22 at 3am CST on HBO Max
- Spain – Monday, August 22 at 2:00am WST on HBO Max
- Switzerland – Monday, August 22 at 3:00 CST on RTS
- UK – Monday, August 22 at 02:00 BST on Sky Atlantic
House of the Dragon: full release schedule
Curious when the other episodes of House of the Dragon will hit HBO Max and the rest of the world? Read this weekly episodic analysis to learn more.
For those of you who don’t live in North America: keep in mind that subsequent episodes of House of the Dragon may arrive in your world region a day later than the US and Canada. So, for example, House of the Dragon episode 2 will be released on Sunday, August 28 in North America. But that means it won’t be released until Monday, August 29th in the UK and Europe, and so on.
- The Dragon House Episode 1 – Sunday, August 21
- The Dragon House Episode 2 – Sunday, August 28
- The Dragon House Episode 3 – Sunday, 4th of September
- The Dragon House Episode 4 – Sunday, September 11
- house of the dragon episode 5 – Sunday, September 18
- The Dragon House Episode 6 – Sunday, September 25
- The Dragon House Episode 7 – Sunday, October 2
- The Dragon House Episode 8 – Sunday, October 9
- The Dragon House Episode 9 – Sunday, October 16
- The Dragon House Episode 10 – Sunday, October 23
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