How to watch Game of Thrones season 8 episode 6 - TV channel and streaming details for US and UK

Leeanna Faulkner
Tune into the Game of Thrones finale on Sky Atlantic, NOWTV and HBO - HBO

It had been two years since Jon Snow trended on Twitter in the season seven finale, but at last, Game of Thrones is back in our lives and Aegon Targaryen is trending again. 

Game of Thrones returned to HBO and Sky Atlantic with its eighth and final season on April 15 and - five episodes in - we've already witnessed two of grisliest battles in the show's history - not to mention the longest ever episode of 82 minutes long.

While it may bring a tear to your eye that Game of Thrones is coming to an end, at least your Mondays have been filled with fire-breathing, White Walker-fighting excitement for the past few weeks - and we still have the finale left.

With schedules already cleared, and dinner parties planned, for the final episode on Sunday, here’s everything you need to know about watching this year’s most anticipated cultural event.

What time is the Game of Thrones finale on in the US?

The penultimate episode of season eight (read our review here) aired in the US on Sunday 12 May. Fans in America can watch the finale of Game of Thrones season eight on HBO at 9pm Eastern time on Sunday 19 May (tonight).

So when can I watch episode 6 in the UK?

At the rather uncivilised hour of  2am on Monday morning, Sky Atlantic has been simulcasting each episode in the UK – yes, it's not ideal if you're starting work three hours after and you're reeling from the shock of what you've just watched. The finale will be no different, with a 2am start for anyone in the UK who just can't wait.

It being the early hours of a Monday morning, you'd be better off going to bed at a normal time tonight, staying well clear of Twitter (and any mad friends who, armed with Pro Plus and RedBull, barely slept a wink), and waiting for the evening, when the episode runs again at 9pm on Sky and Now TV. 

While it may have been hard to resist the temptation of being the first to watch it and extrememely difficult to avoid all of the spoilers, at least for the past few weeks you've actually had some motivation to get out of bed on a Monday morning.

How can I watch season 8 in the UK?

On Sky Atlantic and NOW TV streaming. So if you haven't already got one of these TV packages, it's time to sign up (or invite yourself round to a friend's for dinner. Whether they actually watch the series is irrelevant, just come armed with a good bottle of red).

You can watch every episode of the hit fantasy epic so far, or re-live your favourite scene (in which your favourite characters haven't yet been gruesomely butchered). Catch up on season one to season eight now with a 7 day free Entertainment Pass trial on NOW TV. Netflix are also offering the chance to relive your favourite GoT episodes with season 1-7 available to watch for a one-off cost.

Or, simply read a review of each episode, from Season one's Winter Is Coming to Season eight's Winterfell,  A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,  The Long Night and The Last of The Starks.

How many episodes are there to watch?

For fans who seethed with anger at the last series' measly seven episodes (down from the customary 10), series eight has delivered yet another blow. It has been the shortest series yet, with only six episodes. 

So with just one episode left, we can hopefully anticipate even more big battles, emotional love stories and plenty of deaths.

Season 8 episode 6 trailer

If you're still recovering from the penultimate episode, we can't promise the trailer for the finale won't bring up all of your emotions once more. The countdown to the end of Game of Thrones is officially over - but let's hope one last episode will be enough to let the epic TV series live on.

What is each episode length?

While season eight has been the shortest series yet, each episode has lasted up to 80 minutes long and - as HBO CEO Richard Plepler said - every episode feels cinematic.

The first two episodes were frustratingly short, at the shortest length of just 54 minutes. However, the epic Battle of Winterfell gave us the episode run time it deserved - it was a Thrones record-breaking length of 82 minutes long.

The penultimate episode and the finale are thankfully both 79 minutes long.

Best Game of Thrones events in London

To really get you into the spirit of all things Westeros, London has been playing host to a fantastic selection of Game of Thrones events. If you missed the arrival of the Iron Throne in Kings Cross on April 15, or couldn't get a ticket to London Palladium's celebratory concert of Game of Thrones' music, there is still plenty of excitement you can get involved in.

So, if you fancy feasting like a king, or drinking as hard as Cersei, why not sign up for Dinner is Coming. Up until 2 June, you can attend a murderous feast and feel just like you're sat at Joffrey and Margaery's wedding

If travelling to London isn't your thing, why not celebrate the countdown to the finale by throwing your very own Game of Thrones themed party at home. What better excuse than the final season to finally add some Westeros-style interior to your living room.

Game of Thrones - what are you predictions?

Is there a Game of Thrones prequel?

For a large number of fans, life simply doesn’t have purpose without Game of Thrones. So what to do when it comes to an end next week, other than cosplay and creating your own forum? (Please don’t).

Thankfully, HBO know where the money is, and a spin-off show titled 'Bloodmoon' is on the horizon. The man himself, George RR Martin, will be working alongside Jane Goldman to create a show based on a story the pair have written together. 

HBO have confirmed there is more to come from the world of Westeros, as they plan to work on a prequel series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But with no confirmed released date and little information to go by, it’s hard to tell exactly when, or what, HBO have got lined up.  Although HBO's head of programming Casey Bloys has recently told fans: “You’re not going to see anything air anytime close to the season eight finale”.

Let the countdown begin.

Watch season 8 of Game of Thrones through NOW TV with a free 7 day trial of their Sky Entertainment pass