If you are an Xbox Live member and a Game of Thrones fan, you can now watch the season 4 premiere for free, courtesy of Microsoft and HBO. The episode titled “Two Swords” debuted exclusively on HBO on April 6, but it will now be available to stream on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One today through April 14.
Simply sign on to Xbox Live today and through the rest of the week, and you’ll see a new Game of Thrones tile. Clicking it opens up a handful of video content along with the episode, including trailers, behind-the-scenes videos, featurettes, and interviews. You do not need an HBO Go subscription, nor do you even need an Xbox Live Gold membership.
So sit back, relax, and then watch as HBO and George R.R. Martin dash your dreams by killing off one of your favorite characters (not that we still hold a grudge from last season…). If you want to access the rest of the season via the Xbox though, you’ll need to sign up for HBO through your cable TV provider.