The final season of Game of Thrones is already underway. The franchise has stretched an impressive eight years, and it's expected to have an epic finale. But with just one episode airing per week, the wait is just unbearable.
So, what should one do in the meantime? Well, you can put on your tin foil hat and dive head first into the theories going around on Twitter and Facebook. Or, if you want to keep the spoilers at bay, you can try out these apps to get your GoT fix.
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1. Amino for Game of Thrones
Let's kick things off with Amino for Game of Thrones, a platform dedicated to GoT fans where you can connect with others and participate in discussions, read fan fiction and theories, check out the artwork, and participate in polls based around Game of Thrones.
The app's community is quite active, and you'll always find someone online to talk to about your current obsession. You can join premade chat rooms or connect with people one-on-one. And you can even share your favorite GoT memes.
The app has its own extensive Wiki where you can read up on the characters, major plot points, books and pretty much everything related to the franchise. There are also a bunch of quizzes to help you brush up your GoT knowledge.
Map for Game of Thrones is another must-have for all fans. As the name suggests, the app offers a detailed interactive map of the GoT universe that highlights all major locations in the franchise. It includes places that some of you might not have even heard of.
Tapping on these locations reveals additional information, which is beneficial for those who haven't read the books. Other than that, the app has a dedicated section where you can get a quick recap of all the previous seasons of the TV series.
There's also a section which gives a detailed overview of the books, another one which lists down all the major characters in the franchise, and one that lists information about all the prominent areas in the GoT world. The app is a great resource for all of you who are looking to learn all there is to the franchise.
A World of Ice and Fire is another fantastic app that offers precious insight into the expansive Game of Thrones universe from a character's perspective. The app features stunning original artwork and exclusive content with which you can learn about pretty much everything about the fictional world.
It has information on over 600 characters, over 550 locations, all the major houses, religions, groups, creatures, and artifacts. That makes it an ultimate companion for all Game of Thrones nerds like me.
What's even better is that you can track the journey's of people across Westeros and Essos, through the point of view of main characters like Jon Snow, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, and more. The attention to detail in the app is just phenomenal.
Next up we have a beautifully designed official app called A Game of Thrones: Get Into the Books. With the app, you can experience some of your favorite moments from the TV show as they were originally written down in the books.
The app has everything from the first Direwolf spotting back in the first season to Cersei's confession and the walk of shame in Season 5. The excerpts are accompanied with a detailed map which shows exactly where the event happened.
A Game of Thrones: Get Into the Books is perfect for those of you who don't have the time to read the books, but want to read how some of the most epic scenes were first penned down by George R.R. Martin.
While the rest of the apps on this list are informational and would appeal to those of you who want to learn more about the franchise, this last one is a bit different. Soundboard for Game of Thrones is a collection of popular quotes from important characters in the series.
And they're not just written quotes. They're sound samples from the show which you can play to relive the moment or just use on the daily to annoy your friends.
It's the app to have right now, especially with the GoT fever running high. Imagine what all you can do with it. I think I'm going to use only the quotes in the app to talk to people the day before the final episode airs. I bet it's going to be annoying and fun at the same time.
With these apps on your phone, I'm sure the wait won't be as painful. And as an added benefit, you'll also get a refresher on all the previous seasons. I know I needed a refresher because I didn't remember a lot of the characters that had not shown up in the last couple of seasons.
[Spoiler] For instance, I had totally forgotten that Gendry was still alive until I saw the first episode recently. Thankfully, I'd read about him just a day earlier, and I instantly recalled his name as soon as I saw his face.
Next up: If these apps aren't enough to satiate your thirst, you should also check out these amazing Game of Thrones 4K wallpapers and give your devices some much needed GoT love.