Game of Thrones season 3 starts tonight, watch previous seasons, read the books, and more now!

HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaption of George R.R. Martin's epic A Song of Fire and Ice novels, returns to HBO tonight, kicking off season 3 in what will no doubt be sex filled, blood soaked, genre-redefining style. Winter is still coming to the lands below the Wall -- they can have ours in Canada, thanks! -- and the machinations are set to not only continue, but intensify as well.

While the new season is exclusive to HBO (or similar channels internationally), you can still catch up on the first two seasons, and enjoy all the books written to date, on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad right now.

Game of Thrones Season 1 & 2

The HBO production of Games of Thrones is simply gorgeous, especially on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad Retina display, or in 1080p on the Apple TV. The full first and second season is available on iTunes and includes not only the 10 episodes each, but a bunch of special features as well.

Game of Thrones apps

The free A Song of Fire and Ice companion app includes 8 characters from the first book of the series, A Game of Thrones, and maps for the north and south. You can buy information packs via in-app purchase for $0.99 a pop, or $4.99 for the entire series to date. You can also set a "spoiler" level, so if you haven't read all the books, you can lock out characters and events you haven't gotten to get.

A Song of Fire and Ice books and audio books

The entire A Song of Fire and Ice series so far, including A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons are widely available as both eBooks and Audio books for you to load up and enjoy on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Lastly, if you've watched it, jump into our Movies & TV Forum and give us your Games of Thrones season 3 thoughts. Who slept with whom, who killed whom, who spied on, betrayed, and avenged, whom? Get in there and share!

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Game of Thrones season 3 starts tonight, watch previous seasons, read the books, and more now!


I have not watched the show but all the attention imore has given it these past few weeks has made me interested. I have a big project at work which ends in June so I think I will celebrate then with a GoT marathon.

I haven't watched it yet. I have read the books and am afraid they have butchered it like Tru Blood. When I hear the people at work talking about it, what they say doesn't inspire confidence that they are true to the books.

I heard so much about this. I guess I need to start with season one to get caught up on this show. I would be totally lost starting with season 3. Thanks for the links to purchase the season. I will record season three, but start with season one.

I really tried to get into the whole GoT thing with my brother; however, it simply didn't pan out like I thought it would. This trailer however, seems amazing. I seriously going to give GoT another try. Thanks iMore.

I am again watching seasons one and two of Game of Thrones. I read the books over the past year so I am very excited about season 3.

GOT is my 2nd favorite show after Battlestar Galatica.

So frustrating that the UK Itunes store doesn't have the series available - is there any wonder that people turn to piracy? Sell it to everyone and sell it cheaper!