Jack Gleeson as King Joffrey Baratheon in Season 2 Episode 9 of "Game of Thrones" entitled "Blackwater." Photo Credit: HBO

Game of Thrones season 4 premiere live stream: Watch first episode free

The first episode for the fourth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones premiered last night and fans of the show are ecstatic to have it back. But while the show debuted on HBO, not everyone who wanted to see it was able too, due in large part to the HBO Go servers crashing at the start of the episode.

While the server crash is unrelated, user who also have an Xbox One will be able to take in the episode for free starting today. According to Variety, Xbox users will be able to access the first episode of the fourth season free of charge, a although not forever.

HBO will let all Microsoft Xbox users watch the first episode of season four of “Game of Thrones” — on track to become the most-pirated TV episode ever — for free starting Tuesday.

The episode will be available on Microsoft Xbox 360 and Xbox One from April 8-14, in a sampling strategy designed to drive non-HBO subscribers to sign up for the service.

If you need a refresher on the episode or need something to fill the void before the new episode premieres, check out our Game of Thrones after show called Winter Is Coming Live. Each new episode of the series will be followed by and episode of Winter Is Coming Live the following day at 12pm ET.

“Winter Is Coming Live” Game of Thrones, Season 4 recap show: Two Swords by Winter Is Coming

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