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How to watch House Of The Dragon episode 5 – We Light the Way, what time and release dates

How to watch House Of The Dragon episode 5 – We Light the Way, what time and dates
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House Of The Dragon episode 5 – We Light the Way – sees us reach the halfway mark of the season, and after last week's action, things are already coming to a head. Beware of spoilers in the next few paragraphs. To parry them away, scroll to the regional viewing sections to learn how to watch episode 5 of House of the Dragon just about anywhere in the world – including options for the UK, US, Canada New Zealand, Australia and India.

Watch House Of The Dragon episode 5

Episode 5: We Light the Way

US air date: Sunday 18th Sept, 9pm ET/PT

UK air date: Monday 19th Sept, 9pm BST

What channel: HBO / HBO Max (US) | Sky / Now (UK)

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Last week saw Daemon return to King's Landing in style. Viewers were also treated to some X-rated scenes as Daemon and Rhaenyra made the beast with two backs on the Street of Silk – a decision that doth not impress the King.

With the Episode 5 trailer teasing yet more bloodshed at the castle, a royal wedding proposed by King Viserys and the possible appearance of the obscene court jester featured in George RR Martin's Fire & Blood, the battle for the Iron Throne is about to shift up a gear.

Episode 5 of House Of The Dragon (We Light the Way), lands on HBO Max at 9pm ET (2am BST) on Sunday 18th September 2022 and it hits Sky TV in the UK at 9pm BST on Monday 19th September.

House of the Dragon release schedule

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

How to watch House of the Dragon Ep 5 on HBO Max

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Although HBO Max is only available in the US, it's relatively simple to access the service from outside the US using a reliable VPN or "Virtual Private Network" allowing you to watch House Of The Dragon on your laptop, smart TV, set-top box or streaming stick.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For HBO Max, you may wish to choose 'US'.

3. Then head over to HBO Max on your browser or device and enjoy watching House Of The Dragon episode 5 online.

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Do I need a US credit card for HBO Max?

How to watch HBO Max in the UK

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If you don't have a credit card issued in the US the best option is to use PayPal or subscribe on your iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet. 

How to sign up to HBO Max without a US credit card:

1. Launch your chosen VPN (opens in new tab) and select US as your country 

2. Create a new Apple ID (opens in new tab)/Google account remembering to pick US as your country. (Apple users can use a UK phone number but should head to the Apple ID website (opens in new tab) to sign up, rather than using an app on their device). 

3. Use your new Apple ID/Google account to access the US Apple App Store (opens in new tab) or US Google Play Store and download the HBO Max app.

4. Subscribe to HBO Max through the HBO Max app, using PayPal (opens in new tab) (this can be a UK account) as your method of payment.

5. Bingo! You should now be able to sign in to your HBO Max account from any device.  

Fun fact: you can use this method to subscribe to other US streaming services, including Hulu and Peacock TV, as well as the (cheaper) US versions of Disney+ and Netflix.

Do remember that if you can't get this working, you can always get your money back from ExpressVPN within 30 days (opens in new tab) if you've changed your mind about using their VPN service.

Can I watch House Of The Dragon in the UK?

Yes. House Of The Dragon, episode 5 (We Light the Way) airs on Sky and Now on Monday 19th September – the day after it airs on HBO in the US. Episode 5 will air at 9pm BST on Sky Atlantic. 

Don't forget: UK nationals travelling in the US right now can watch Sky and Now from abroad with a VPN (opens in new tab). Instructions above.

Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India: Watch House of the Dragon, episode 5

While HBO and Sky will take care of broadcasting House Of The Dragon episode 5 (We Light the Way) in most territories, there are other broadcasters for the series in Australia and New Zealand.


Binge (opens in new tab) is the streaming service to sign up to in Australia to watch House Of The Dragon episode 5 and the rest of the series. Binge starts at $10 per month for the SD version but you can go HD for $18. All episodes air on Mondays.

New Zealand

You can watch House Of The Dragon on the Neon streaming service (opens in new tab) in New Zealand. It's $17.99/month for the HD version (or $12.99 for SD) but there's a there's a 7-day free trial to enjoy before you need to pay to continue.


In Canada, you can watch House Of The Dragon on the Crave streaming service (opens in new tab). It's $19.99 per month and the show airs at 9pm ET/PT each Sunday, just like in the States.


House Of The Dragon airs on Disney+ Hotstar (opens in new tab) in India.

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