Winter is coming. “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on Sunday with the highly anticipated Season 6 premiere. The series is more popular than ever, especially after leaving fans with the biggest cliffhanger yet in the Season 5 finale. Many will tune in Sunday night and viewers, who do or don’t have HBO subscriptions, will have a few options this year for watching the next chapter in Westeros.
Those with cable subscriptions can simply watch the premiere live on HBO at 9 p.m. EDT — there will also be an encore broadcast at 11:33 p.m. EDT. Subscribers also have the option to watch the premiere online through HBO GO or on the streaming service HBO Now.
If you don’t have a cable subscription to HBO, don’t worry. The premium cable network offers a streaming service called HBO Now. All of the programming that HBO has to offer is available on HBO Now without a cable subscription. There is a free 30-day trial, and after that it costs $14.99 a month. The Season 6 premiere of “Game of Thrones” will be available on the site at 9 p.m. EDT.
HBO is also treating viewers to a free preview of the network this weekend along with Cinemax. This means that even if you aren’t an HBO subscriber, you’ll be able to tune in to the channel at 9 p.m. EDT and watch the Season 6 premiere episode for free. HBO will also be airing “Jurassic World” and Beyoncé’s Lemonade event.
The Season 6 premiere should finally answer the biggest question “Game of Thrones” fans have had since the Season 5 finale — is Jon Snow (Kit Harington) alive or dead? According to the synopsis, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) will “meet a strong man” after being captured by the Dothraki. Cersei (Lena Headey) will also learn that her daughter Myrcella has been killed after Jaime went to Dorne to rescue her. We will also find out what’s next for Theon (Alfie Allen) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) after their daring escape from Winterfell.
Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO. Be sure to tune in to see what happens next in the seven kingdoms.
Watch the Season 6 trailer below: