Like winter, Game of Thrones Season 7 is coming so here's what you need to know about its UK release date, UK air date and how to watch it online - whether you're a Sky customer or not. There's also good news as the first teaser shots have been revealed online. See: Best media streamers 2015.

Season 7 of GoT will be the penultimate series, although rumour has it that HBO is in talks with author George RR Martin about a potential spin-off series. To keep you going until the Game of Thrones Season 7 release date arrives, watch the Emmy-winning credit sequence in 360-video (see below).

Game of Thrones Season 7: Release date UK/Air date

While Season 6 aired on 25 April 2016 in the UK, the Game of Thrones Season 7 release date is a bit more vague, for now at least. It's due to air by 'summer 2017' so that seems like a later launch compared to this year.

There's still a while to wait but the first shots of the Season 7 teaser have been revealed online and you can see them in the video above (be warned it is very brief) as well as still images below. They show Stark sisters, Sansa and Arya, as well as Jon Snow. The most interesting and intriguing element is that Arya is on horseback with some heavy duty cold weather clothing.

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Game of Thrones Season 7: How to watch online

When it does eventually arrive, Game of Thrones will be shown exclusively on Sky Atlantic in the UK so if you're a Sky customer with the right package then simply tune in via your Sky Box. If you want to watch online with an internet connection then you can do so with Sky Go or other methods.

Sky Go

Sky Go is available through web browsers and a wide range of devices including games consoles, smartphones and tablets. You simply download the app if necessary and log in with your Sky ID and password. Note that on consoles you may need an extra subscription such as Xbox Live Gold.

We imagine Game of Thrones Season 7 will be available on demand at 10pm each week following the broadcast of each new episode, following the schedule of Season 6.

Sky Now TV

If you're not a Sky customer then don't worry as there is still an easy way to watch Game of Thrones Season 7 online. Sky Atlantic (and various other channels) is available through Sky Now TV as part of the Entertainment package which costs £6.99 per month.

You don't have to sign up for a year or anything so you can cancel the subscription after Game of Thrones finishes if you want. If you're a new customer you can do a 14-day free trial which will cover a couple of episodes.

Like Sky Go, Now TV is available on a wide range of devices including Chromecast, Roku, YouView, Xbox One, PS4, PC, Mac, Android and iOS. Sky also has the Now TV Box which you can buy for just £14.99.

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HBO Now

Since Game of Thrones is an HBO TV show you can also use the broadcaster's streaming service, HBO Now, to watch Game of Thrones Series 7 when it arrives. However, it's only available across the pond so you'll need to use a VPN in order to gain access.

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