House of the Dragon Free on YouTube – But there’s a catch

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Set 200 years before Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is already a huge hit. The first episode is now available for free.

Hamburg – House of the Dragon is already considered one of the series hits of this year. The story takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and essentially tells the prequel to HBO’s hit series. However, in Germany you can only see this series on the pay TV channel Sky. The first episode is now surprisingly available on YouTube and was uploaded there by the broadcaster HBO himself.

Watch House of the Dragon for Free – First Episode now available on YouTube

The first episode is now available here: The broadcaster HBO, which produces House of the Dragon, has the first episode of House of the Dragon of the new series surprisingly uploaded to YouTube. The pilot episode of House of the Dragon lasts over an hour and can usually only be seen in Germany on the pay channel Sky.

Important: HBO geo-blocked the video several hours after it uploaded it. This means that German users can no longer watch the first episode on YouTube. However, this geo-block can be circumvented with a VPN. If you want to get a first look at the series, you can now watch the complete episode 1 on YouTube here:

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However, the episode is only available in English. For the German version you have to have a subscription to Sky. In the English pilot episode, however, you can get a good picture of House of the Dragon and that will help you decide whether you want to take out a Sky subscription to House of the Dragon or not.

Free House of the Dragon on YouTube – Watch the first episode now for free. © ZUMA Press/HBO/Imago

House of the Dragon as the predecessor of Game of Thrones – is the series worth it?

This is in House of the Dragon: House of the Dragon is considered the predecessor of the hit series Game of Thrones. The story takes place approximately 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and revolves around the War of Succession within the Targaryen dynasty.

The series has already been well received by critics and fans alike. It was the most successful series start of an HBO original series, episode 1 alone was viewed almost 10 million times when it was first broadcast. House of the Dragon got a 69 out of 100 on Metacritic.