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HBO releases Episode 1 of House of The Dragon for free on YouTube




House of the Dragon, the new Game of Thrones prequel, began airing exclusively on HBO and HBO Max towards the end of August. Unfortunately, the first episode was leaked early on illegal torrent and free streaming sites. A similar event happened with House of the Dragon Episode 2 when it was leaked a day earlier on similar platforms. However, these leaks haven’t really affected the success of the show so far. In fact, HBO decided to release the first episode for free on YouTube, indicating their confidence in the popularity of the show.

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HBO announced on their official Twitter account:

Fans went wild in response to the announcement, with varies reasoning as to why it was done so:

Do you really think making the first episode of House of The Dragon free on YouTube was a move to spite Amazon’s The Rings of Power? Talk to us in the comments below!

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