Want to watch House of Dragon in Ireland? House of Dragon is the prequel to Games of Thrones, the well beloved show that was watched by just about all across the world and that is created by HBO. But since Game of Thrones came out, the streaming world has changed dramatically, and things aren’t as simple as they used to be.
Where to watch House of Dragon in Ireland? In many countries across the world you will be able to watch House of Dragon on HBO Max once it comes in August. Ireland is not one of those places where HBO Max is available though. There are other ways where to watch it, but the best way to watch it is on HBO Max and this is what we will go through in this House of Dragon guide.
Since HBO Max is not available in Ireland, you are first going to have to make it think that you are in a supported region such as in the US or Sweden. HBO like many streaming services has ways to verify your location and if it doesn’t match, it won’t let you in.
Secondly, you will need to bypass HBO’s payment verification method which checks if the card you are trying to pay with is issued in the region you are trying to sign up from. If you are in the “US” your card in most cases needs to look like it's from the US, and so on. But there is quite a few tricks to bypass this issue.
Depending where do you want to watch House of Dragon, whether that’s on the American or other HBO, there will be a slight difference in some content available, but all HBO’s will have House of Dragon. We’ll now walk you through the steps.
We’ve already walked through why you need to look like in a supported place. But perhaps you also want to know why that is the case and why HBO Max is not available everywhere. In many cases it goes down to deals HBO has made many years before it launched HBO Max.
How do you make it work in Ireland? By virtually being in a supported region.
Virtually means that you look like you are somewhere else while in reality you are in Ireland.
This trick is used by millions around the world to access many services out there ranging from Hulu to Paramount+ to even BBC iPlayer.
How do you change your location virtually? By using a VPN.
VPN services are used for many things such as privacy via encryption and an IP address change, but in this case, they are used to change your location to be somewhere else.
The key? To use a service that firstly supports the regions that you need such as the US or Sweden, and then secondly for that service to be able to bypass all the blocks that HBO also throws in place, as yes, HBO is well aware of VPN services and does take actions against them, as it has to.
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If you already have a HBO Max account or have easy access to one, then that’s it as far as watching House of Dragon in Ireland, and then, also many other shows and movies that HBO offers with shows like Chernobyl or even more recently The Time Traveler's Wife being there.
But if you don’t have a HBO Max account already, or otherwise, easy access to it, no problem as we will go through that now.
Since HBO is going to verify where your card is issued, you are going to need to bypass that block.
Traditionally that would be difficult but in reality, there is a great loophole to this issue.
It’s to sign up via your mobile device.
As both Google and Apple control payments on those, and they simply do not have such methods of verification that otherwise are on HBO’s website.
…But there is a catch.
Since HBO Max is not available in Ireland right away, you will need to change the location of your app store to be in a HBO supported location.
We’ll go through how to change the location of your app store now.
That’s where you can watch House of Dragon in Ireland, but it’s also where you can unblock many other streaming services that are not available in Ireland whether that’s Hulu, Paramount+, or even BBC iPlayer.
As to House of Dragon, we all know how good Game of Thrones is, and there’s no doubt that while creating Game of Thrones, they learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t, meaning that House of Dragon could possibly be even better than Game of Thrones. Until then, you will also be able to watch Game of Thrones on HBO Max.
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