Game of the Thrones has had its final episode, with the fourth season officially premiering next month.
But the long-awaited sixth season, which is scheduled to begin on the 18th of March, has been delayed by at least two years from the initial plans.
The show, which premiered in 2013, is being delayed because the original series finale, which was aired on February 24, 2018, had a dramatic ending.
The fifth season was also delayed, but it is expected to air sometime between June and July.
The new episodes will be screened live on the HBO Go app on the day the new season premieres, and the show’s producers have said they expect to have it available for free to all subscribers.
However, the show has had to wait longer than originally planned to have its premiere in time to coincide with the arrival of The Hunger Games, the blockbuster film which stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
Ms Lawrence is also set to play another character in the series, a female villain named Sansa Stark.
The HBO Go service was launched in May 2018 and is now available to the general public, with some services also offering free downloads.
Its release coincides with the launch of a number of new apps which will allow fans to play and watch Game of The Thrones games online and through the HBO app.
Some apps, such as Game of Throne, have already launched, including The Hunger Game: Catching Fire, Game of Thrones: The Card Game and Game of Dragons: The Gathering.
However HBO Go is the first game to be available on the app as a free download, while the HBO Game of Champions app is a free trial for HBO subscribers.
While the HBO apps are free, HBO Go also offers premium content, including episodes of Game of Warcraft, The Wire, and HBO series including True Detective and True Detective: The Final Chapter.
“We’re thrilled to offer fans more options to enjoy Game of Hearts, a series that is as much about the game as it is about the people playing it,” said HBO programming president David Madden.
“Our goal is to make Game of Game Thrones available to everyone, and it’s one of the few HBO apps that allows you to do just that.”
As a way to celebrate the premiere of The Winds of Winter, HBO is introducing an app that will allow people to play with friends and with family for free this coming Sunday, April 16.
“If you are not yet a subscriber, you can download it for free now.”
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