Apple and HBO announce HBO Now with thrilling new trailer for "Game of Thrones" season five

It was revealed today at Apple Live along with the new HBO Now

Published March 9, 2015 6:28PM (EDT)


HBO and Apple gave fans a glimpse of the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones" -- and it is every bit as dramatic, blood-thirsty and titillating as you'd expect.

On Monday during the highly anticipated Apple Live event, HBO and Apple announced they were partnering up to deliver HBO's new stand-alone streaming service HBO Now. (The streaming service will be available in April for $14.99 per month on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or directly on Apple TV.) Apple TV's price will also lower from $99 to $69.

"HBO NOW offers a new generation of HBO fans many of the best TV programs in the world without a cable or satellite subscription," explained Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue. Over 2,000 titles will be available -- including "Girls," "True Detective" and "Sex and the City."

Also offered on HBO Now is the critically acclaimed "Game of Thrones." And while tech enthusiasts waited to hear more about the Apple Watch, they were treated with the trailer for season five of "Game of Thrones." Watch below:

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By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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