Probably the most asked question we get here at What’s on Netflix is whether or not HBO’s massive hit TV series Game of Thrones which stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. The first series aired on premium subscription based HBO on April the 17th 2011 and whether its between the non-stop action, intriguing dialogue or characters the series has hooked millions across the world to the world that George R.R Martin curated in his book series titled ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ which is a fantasy novel based on the same story told in HBO’s adaptation of the book.
With the latest season of Game of Thrones wrapping up on HBO with the highest ever viewing figures for the season it’s not surprise that one of the most pirated titles on torrent sites is the fantasy series. With that said and the addition with Netflix openly speaking about how they put the highest bids in for what people torrent it surprises many that the series has ever yet hit the Netflix Instant Library after all it did manage to get a great deal with the second most pirated series – Breaking Bad and in some areas it gained total exclusivity of the program too.
But the reason why you’re not using Netflix to watch the series stems from the roots of the relationship between HBO and distributors such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. While Amazon has managed to sneak its way into the content library for the most part HBO has out-right said that its series, in any form will not be joining Netflix as it devalues the subscription of HBO. Which is fair enough in our opinion but it would make massive waves if it did eventually make its way onto Netflix in the future.
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