It just got a little easier for those in the UK to watch episodes of Game of Thrones.
Google has reached a deal with HBO to make GoT available for download in the Google Play store in the UK, along with other HBO shows including Veep, Boardwalk Empire, and True Blood, along with older shows in HBO’s stable such as The Sopranos and The Wire.
The deal is viewed as a major coup for Google over rival Apple, whose iTunes store does not have the rights to stream the popular Game of Thrones in Britain despite streaming other HBO shows.
HBO’s director of international digital distribution, Colin Smith, says, “We are delighted to bring our wide range of programming to Google Play in the UK, and expand on our existing relationship in the US. This is an exciting time for HBO in the digital space and we can't wait to work with Google over the coming weeks and months to deliver all of our series and films to their platform, including a host of new and returning HBO shows throughout 2014.”
All three seasons of GoT will be available on the Google Play store in the UK starting next week, while the US version of Google Play only offers the first two seasons. Lucky blokes.
Source: The Guardian