How to Watch House of Dragon in New Zealand| Watch it Max (Tested 2023)

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House of the Dragon is about Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors, House Targaryen, the dragon-riding dynasty that ruled Westeros until shortly before the beginning of Game of Thrones. It takes place roughly two-three hundred years before Daenerys decides to quest for the Iron Throne.

How to Watch House of Dragon in New Zealand| on HBO Max

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The Game of Thrones prequel is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max in the United States and a few other countries. If you are in New Zealand and want to watch House of the Dragon from New Zealand on HBO Max, then follow these steps:

  1. Get ExpressVPN for HBO Max (12+3 month free special deal)
  2. Download the VPN app on your preferred device
  3. Select a US server in the ExpressVPN app
  4. Now open HBO Max on your browser or in the app
  5. Search House of the Dragon on HBO Max in New Zealand
  6. Enjoy
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Watch House of the Dragon Episode 10 in New Zealand on HBO| Step by Step Guide

The first episode of the Game of Thorne spinoff will be released on August 21, 2022, and if you reside in the United States, all you need is an active HBO subscription to watch House of the Dragon.

If you are in New Zealand and want to catch up on the Game of Thrones prequel, then follow these steps:

1- Get ExpressVPN for HBO

Game of Thrones prequel will stream exclusively on HBO Max and HBO (cable) in the United States. If you are in New Zealand, then get ExpressVPN to unblock HBO Max from New Zealand.

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2- Download the ExpressVPN app

After signing up, download the ExpressVPN app on the device of your choice. ExpressVPN’s application is available across all platforms, including Windows, Linux systems, iOs, Mac OS, and Android devices. You can even use ExpressVPN on your gaming consoles like PS4 and Xbox.

With a single ExpressVPN subscription, you can secure up to five devices simultaneously.

3- Connect to a US Server

After downloading the ExpressVPN application, select a US IP address in the ExpressVPN app and connect to it. You will need to connect to an American IP address since HBO Max is not accessible in New Zealand.

ExpressVPN has highly optimized servers in more than 28 US locations, perfect for watching House of the Dragon on HBO from New Zealand.

4- Enjoy

After connecting to a US IP address, open HBO in your browser or in-app and search “House of the Dragon” from New Zealand. You can now see the series in front of you, so enjoy.

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How to get an Max subscription from New Zealand?

HBO is not accessible in New Zealand, the American streaming service is spreading its reach and is now available in several European and South American countries, but the list does not include New Zealand or Australia.

But don’t worry, because we have the ultimate solution for it. Follow these steps to get an HBO subscription from outside the USA:

  1. Buy ExpressVPN for HBO Max (12+3 month free special deal)
  2. Download the VPN app on your device of choice (PC, Mobile, or Smart TV)
  3. Connect to a¬†US server¬†from the list (USA ‚Äď New York)
  4. Get an HBO Max gift card from Mygiftcardsupply [it will cost you $25]
  5. You will get the HBO gift code via email within minutes
  6. Open HBONOW.com/gift and create your account.
  7. Enter your gift card code, Zip code (92027,92039), and State (California)
  8. You have now subscribed to HBO Max
  9. Open HBOMax.com and sign in with your credentials.
  10. Watch House of the Dragon on HBO Max from New Zealand.
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Which Episodes of Game of Thrones Should You Watch Before Starting House of the Dragon?

As per HBO, you should watch the following episode of Game of Thrones to refresh your memories:

  1. “Winter Is Coming” S1 E1
  2. “Fire and Blood” S1 E10
  3. “Battle of the Bastards” S6 E9
  4. “Dragonstone” S7 E1
  5. “The Iron Throne” S8 E6

All of the above-mentioned episodes are streaming for free on HBO Max. If you are in New Zealand, get ExpressVPN and watch all these episodes of Game of Thrones now before starting House of the Dragon.

To stream these episodes, you do not need to sign-up for HBO Max, just open HBO Max and click play.


Where to watch House of the Dragon online

The Game of Thrones prequel “House of the Dragon” will be streaming on several OTT platforms and cable channels, some of which are listed below:

For the kiwis, you can watch House of Dragon from New Zealand on Sky and Neon TV. In Australia, the GoT prequel will be available on Foxtel and Binge.

If you are in the United States, you must subscribe to HBO or HBO Max to watch HoD online.

Canadian streamers can watch House of the Dragons in Canada on Crave.

Fans from the United Kingdom and Ireland can stream House of the Dragons on Sky Atlantic and Now TV. You can also watch House of Dragon from Germany on Sky.

House of the Dragon| Trailer


House of Dragon| Season 01 Episode 09| Summary

The ninth episode of House of the Dragon season 1 started in a sad tone. As we all know, King Viserys died in the last episode. The next morning after his death, an immediate meeting was called at the high council to break the news and plan the future of the seven kingdoms.

Aegon to be the King

According to the King’s hand, King Viserys’s last wish was to see his true-born son “Aegon” take his place and rule the seven kingdoms. Queen Alicent put the king’s last wish in front of the high council members. All of them agree to see prince Aegon as the new King, except Lord Lyman.

Lord Lyman Beesbury said, ” I will not have this to hear that you are plotting to replace the king’s chosen hire, what an imposter.

He further added I had known Viserys better than any, who have sat on this table, and I will not believe that he said this on his death bed alone with only the boy’s mother as a witness. This is seizure, this is theft, it is treason at the least.

Upon resisting the idea of making Prince Aegon the King and scolding all the lords at the high table. Ser Criston Cole aggressively pushed Lord Lyman onto his seat. In the process, Lyman’s head hit the table, and died.¬†

Prince Aegon Targaryen went missing

After consulting with the Lords at the high table, Lord Ser Otto Hightower asked his best man, ” Ser Arryk Cargyll” to find the prince. He was asked to keep this a secret and take his twin brother to find the prince.

On the other side, Queen Alicent asked Ser Criston to find his son, who was joined by nonother than Prince Aemond. Both of them started searching for the next king in brothels and streets but could not find him.

On their mission, they saw the Cargyll brothers with the same goal i.e. searching for Prince Aegon. They keep track of them and finally find Prince Aegon. The Prince was running from his responsibility and even asked his brother Aemond to take the throne. But he was taken to the red keep in front of the queen and prepared for the crowning ceremony.

The Loyalty Test

While Ser Criston, Prince Aegon, and the Cargyll twin brothers were searching for Aegon outside the palace, the loyalty of the allies was put to the test by Ser Otto. Almost all of them bent the keen for the new king except a few, who were later killed.

The Queen vs The Queen that never was

Queen Alicent apologizes to Princess Rhaenys for keeping her locked in a room without informing anything. She broke the King’s death news and put his last wish in front of Princess Rhaenys. She asked the Princess to join the allies and offered her Driftmark for herself and her granddaughters.

The Crown ceremony of King Aegon

Prince Aegon was brought to the city hall for the crowning ceremony. On the other hand, Princess Rhaenys escaped captivity with one of the Cargyll brothers. Both tried to reach the dock where a ship was waiting for her to Driftmark.

Both of them were in the streets but lost each other due to the crowd running towards to see the new king. Princess Rhaenys followed the crowd to the city hall and saw Ser Otto Hightower announcing the last wish of the king to make his firstborn son the next king. She slipped on the side and went to the basements where all the dragons were kept.

In the Climax scene, when the new King Aegon was waving his sword in the air, Princess Rhaenys, with her dragon, appeared in the hall, breaking the floor. We all thought this is the last time we will saw king Aegon and Queen Alicent, but Princess Rhaenys spared their lives and flew to Driftmark.

We hope Princess Rhaenyra and Prince Daemon have a plan to fight for their right and the Iron throne in Episode 10.


House of the Dragon| Plot and Story

House of the Dragon is an upcoming American fantasy action TV series produced by HBO. The series is a prequel to “Game of Thrones.” The series is centered on Martin’s book “Fire & Blood,” which tells the tale of House Targaryen. People who have read Fire & Blood will easily recognize parts that were taken from the book. Several characters play essential roles in the story, including the Hand of the King’s daughter Alicent Hightower, King Viserys’s daughter Rhaenyra, his brother Otto, and Daemon.

House Targaryen moved to Dragonstone hundreds of years before the events of Game of Thrones. They were the only dragonlords to live through the Doom of Valyria. Fire & Blood starts with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, who built the Iron Throne. It then tells the story of the generations of Targaryens who fought to sit on that famous chair, all the way up to the civil war that almost broke their bloodline.

The conflict starts when King Viserys changes his mind about Daemon, who was named as his heir because he was his only male family member. The Prince is determined to challenge the judgment, and Princess Rhaenyra is just as committed to proving that a woman should be on the Iron Throne.

House of the Dragon| Release Date

The Thrones franchise is returning to HBO on August 21 with “House of the Dragon.” This is three years after the last episode of Thrones. The series is available on both HBO and HBO Max and will have ten episodes.

House of the Dragon| Episode

The first season of House of the Dragon will consist of ten episodes, the names are listed below:

Episode No

Episode Name

Release Date

1 The Heirs of the Dragon August 21, 2022
2 The Rogue Prince August 28, 2022
3 Second of His Name September 4, 2022
4 King of the Narrow Sea September 11, 2022
5 We Light the Way September 18, 2022
6 The Princess and the Queen September 25, 2022
7 Driftmark October 2, 2022
8 The Lord of the Tides October 9, 2022
9 The Green Council October 16, 2022
10 The Black Queen October 23, 2022

House of the Dragon| Cast

The main cast includes Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Other cast members are as follows:

  • Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen
  • Emma D’Arcy¬†as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke¬†as Lady Alicent Hightower
  • Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
  • Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
  • Sonoya Mizuno¬†as MysariaRhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
  • Bethany Antonia as Lady Baela Targaryen
  • Phoebe Campbell as Lady Rhaena Targaryen
  • Harry Collett as Prince Jacaerys Velaryon
  • Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin Strong
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen
  • Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister/Ser Tyland Lannister
  • David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos
  • Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon
  • John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon
  • Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling
  • Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen
  • Matthew Needham as Larys Strong
  • Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury
  • Phia Saban as Princess Helaena Targaryen
  • Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong
  • Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velaryon

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Wrap Up

The tone of House of the Dragon is one of its own, and it will develop and become more apparent as the show progresses. The show is about implementing cutting-edge technology and bringing production to a new level. If you are wondering where to watch House of Dragon in New Zealand, then get ExpressVPN and stream it on HBO Max from New Zealand.

In the show, the mighty Velaryon family has been turned into rich black rulers with long silver dreadlocks. Frankly speaking, viewers can expect a ruthless show about a powerful family fighting over who gets what.

Written by Mickel Clark

Mickel is a streaming aficionado who loves nothing more than to pen down his thoughts about the movies, anime and TV shows he has watched and likes sharing hacks on how to stream them online.