HBO has put the first episode of its Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, on YouTube for everyone to watch for free. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that this is happening just after Amazon released its new series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Both shows are under a lot of pressure from critics and audiences, given the immense success of Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings series. The first episode on YouTube is, unfortunately, region locked to the US. However, Sky has uploaded its own version, found here, for those in the UK. Both versions on YouTube will require you to log in to watch, due to them being age restricted.