Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for a standalone HBO service for a long time, and it appears that HBO is working hard to make that happen by mid-April, according to Variety.
HBO has announced that the online video service will be called HBO Now, and Apple is in talks with the network to be one of its partners, in bringing HBO Now to the Apple TV device.
Variety also reports HBO’s in talks with Google and TiVo to partner up with the new service.
The expected launch time of mid-April is not yet guaranteed, however.
HBO released the statement, “We know there’s great anticipation around our standalone streaming service. And when we have details to share, we will do so.”
Game of Thrones is currently the most pirated television show in the world– a dubious honor. Many fans have expressed the desire to pay for the show, but the cost of cable plus premium channels is exorbitant. The introduction of HBO Now will allow more fans to pay for the show legally, with a higher quality product.