Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer Launches with Apple Partnership
Yesterday, at the Apple Keynote “Spring Forward” event, a new trailer for Season 5 of Game of Thrones was launched. With it came the announcement that HBO Now would be available on Apple devices beginning this April in an exclusive partnership.The confirmed pricing for the streaming service will be $14.99 a month.
The new season of Game of Thrones premieres April 12th with an episode titled “The Wars to Come”, and features new characters played by Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow of King’s Landing, Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, and DeObia Oparei as the Sand Snake sisters.
You can watch the trailer below:
From HBO’s official press release:
Upon launch, customers can subscribe using the HBO NOW app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or directly on Apple TV for instant access. Users can purchase HBO NOW directly in-app for $14.99 a month. Upon registering, subscribers will also be able to watch at HBONOW.com. HBO will offer a 30 day introductory free trial period to new HBO NOW customers who sign up through Apple in April.
HBO continues to be in discussions with its existing network of distributors and new digital partners to offer HBO NOW. At launch, HBO NOW will be available on iOS devices and on PCs.
Highly-anticipated upcoming original programs like Westworld, the drama series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood; The Brink, the dark comedy series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; the new season of the Emmy®-winning True Detective with Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams; and HBO Films’ Bessie, starring Queen Latifah, will become available on HBO NOW as they air on HBO.
In addition, HBO NOW will showcase Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, named “best of 2014” on many critics’ lists; VICE, the Emmy®-winning, cutting-edge news magazine series hosted by Shane Smith; HBO Sports documentaries, series and World Championship Boxing events; and groundbreaking documentary programming like Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst and the Oscar®-winning Citizenfour.