Binge on Game of Thrones as a substitute of soccer with HBO’s free Thanksgiving preview

With the lengthy Thanksgiving weekend set to present a lot of folks a much-deserved probability to pause and hit their reset buttons, there’s no higher time to combine up the normal method of countless soccer and return journeys to the gravy boat — and change it by binging as a substitute on the warring households of Westeros.

HBO and Cinemax are providing a Thanksgiving preview out there to each DirecTV and most cable subscribers, giving newcomers the possibility to bone up on their Game of Thrones data forward of the present’s eighth and remaining season, which debuts subsequent April. 

Eligible cable and satellite tv for pc subscribers can catch the complete GoT first season in a single large marathon this Saturday, with the primary episode set to land at Eight a.m. ET, progressing by way of the day till the tenth and remaining episode airs at 5 p.m. ET. That’s a fairly large dedication, certain…however it positively beats jostling in strains on the mall.

HBO is aware of its flagship present is probably going the quickest method to new subscribers’ hearts, and it’s leaning closely into the Game of Thrones angle to advertise the free trial on social media:

Will HBO use the added publicity as a chance to launch a trailer for Season 8? We don’t know, however we’re retaining our eyes peeled. FreepreviewTV, a web site that aggregates — you guessed it — free previews on provide across the nation, has a continually-updating listing of platforms taking part within the HBO and Cinemax occasion, so head on over to their touchdown web page to see in case your cable supplier is amongst them, or simply test along with your supplier immediately.

As of now, it doesn’t seem that the free preview applies to HBO’s Amazon channel, the place you’ll be able to stream GoT (or some other HBO present) at your comfort, however HBO presents its Amazon subscribers a 14-day free trial at any time — so going that route would land you two-week entry not solely to Game of Thrones, but in addition Westworld, again episodes of True Blood, Justice League, The Shape of Water, and just about anything HBO has on provide.

It’s virtually too excellent: a household drama in a excessive fantasy setting, set to air on what could be the most family-dramatic weekend of the complete 12 months. So put down that turkey leg, cease combating your kinfolk, and relax this Saturday to let Game of Thrones present you what a actual household struggle appears to be like like. 

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