Subscribe To Watch Game Of Thrones Season 5's First Episode For Free On Xbox One And Xbox 360 Updates
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If you've been eager to watch Season 5 of Game of Thrones but don't have HBO, don't worry. Microsoft is offering games a free taste of the new season.
Microsoft announced that Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners can watch the first episode of Game of Thrones's fifth season through Xbox Live for no charge. However, this is only a limited-time deal.
"Are you an Xbox Live member impatiently looking for updates from the Seven Kingdoms?" Microsoft said. "Wait no more. Our ravens are bringing some exciting news - starting today, all Xbox Live members in the U.S. can watch the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere for free through April 16."
They don't mention whether you need Xbox Live Gold membership in order to watch the free episode. If last year's free Game of Thrones episode was any indication, though, you won't. It's great to see Xbox Live Silver members getting more value. It's a far cry from the days when they couldn't even watch Netflix on their consoles.
As mentioned over on the Xbox news wire, if the first episode of Game of Thrones grabs you then you can keep watching the series through your console with the HBO Go app. You'll need a subscription to the HBO cable channel to use that app, though.
This comes shortly on the heels of the first episode of Game of Thrones from Telltale Games being made available on mobile devices for free. It was a limited time offer from Amazon, used as another attempt to get people hooked on the franchise.
Speaking of the TV show, it appears as if it's been conquering the news waves lately, from crazy bedtime stories to all the rumors surrounding the fate of various characters.
Are you watching Season 5 of Game of Thrones?