The highly-anticipated Game of Thrones Season 6 premiered on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Episode 1 which is titled “The Red Woman” took the heart of its viewers. It also took the heart of the pirates as the copy of the first episode has been downloaded over 300,000 times in the first hour after its release. It is estimated that the numbers will reach over 3 million in the next 12 hours.
If one looks back a year, Game of Thrones Season 5 episode 1 was downloaded over 2.2 million times worldwide in less than 12 hours since it was aired on TV, as reported by Variety.
Piracy has been a huge factor in the life of the Game of Thrones series. Ever since its inception, more people have watched the show courtesy of piracy, rather than watching it on its original source. Season 6 won’t be any different.
Before the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5, four of its episodes got leaked. The leaks were downloaded by millions of people worldwide, going on to show the craze the series has created over its lifetime.
For those who want to skip the piracy and stick to the original source of the show, you could visit the live stream channels depending on the country you reside in.
In the US
Those who live in the U.S. and are subscribers of HBO could catch the episodes on HBO GO. On HBO GO, users can view the episodes whenever they want and also have the option of downloading the app which will allow them to view the episodes on the mobile devices.
In the UK
In the United Kingdom however, one must be subscribed to Sky’s entertainment package in order to catch Game of Thrones Season 6. For those who missed the episode 1 premiere, there will be a rebroadcast of the show at 9 p.m. on April 25, 2016.
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