A New Way To Watch "Thrones"?

"Game of Thrones" may soon be available to watch in a whole new way. The hit HBO drama/fantasy series may soon be available to stream on Apple devices. For anyone that's a fan of the series, you know that HBO has pretty much had an iron grip (forgive the pun) on the show since the first season premiered in April of 2011. If you don't have an HBO subscription, or know someone who does and is willing to share, you're not likely to have much luck watching "Game of Thrones," (perhaps why its been one of the most illegally-downloaded shows of all-time).

Apple Going Medieval

So, how is this possible? Is it some unheard of form of magic? Not quite.

According to the International Business Times, Apple is supposedly considering a deal to purchase Time Warner, Inc., which owns the HBO Network where "Game of Thrones" episodes premiere every Sunday. This is good News for those who are only dealing with a minor nervous breakdown regarding Jon Snow's unanswered fate, which may be determined by "Game of Thrones" Season Six when it premieres this coming April.

Boost To iPhone Sales

This may also help the sagging sales of iPhones if the deal does end up coming to fruition. "Game of Thrones" is one of the most wildly popular fantasy sagas since "Star Wars" (technically Sci-Fi, but you get the idea), and Apple having "Thrones" available for streaming certainly can't hurt their device sales. If the deal happens, "Thrones" could potentially be streamed on iPhone, iPad, and presumably newer-generation iPods with video capabilities.

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'Winter' Is Not Coming...Yet

The only downside to streaming the next season of "Game of Thrones" may be that the show will soon outpace the book, which could lead to spoilers for the upcoming sixth book in the "A Song of Ice And Fire" series off which "Game of Thrones" is based. Author George R.R. Martin says the writing and publication of book six, The Winds of Winter, has been delayed due to various "distractions." These include his many convention appearances and offers to do interviews around the world.

So, if you're not afraid of spoilers (or White Walkers), this has definite advantages for those who want to stream "Game of Thrones" on their mobile devices. If you're not in possession of an Apple device and want to stream, you might be out of luck for the time being. Your best bet might be to grab a friend's HBO password (with permission of course), or consider switching to or borrowing an iOS device.