This video link (source) gives a good example on how to download free Landsat 8 by using Google Earth and EarthExplorer. The steps as follows:
How to download free Landsat-8 satellite imagery using Google Earth and EarthExplorer from USGS: 1. Download Landsat 8 KML file from: https://landsat.usgs.gov/landsat/ge/ 2. Drag and drop it in Google Earth. 3. Navigate to the desired area and select the scene(s). 4. Select your required data from the pop-up interface. 5. If you click on Download Additional Products, EarthExplorer site will open in a browser window. 6. Sign in using your free registered account. 7. Click on the download option in the product information page. 8. Choose your desired data product. 9. Open the downloaded file in ERDAS Imagine to see the imagery.