Apple TV Gets HBO Go And WatchESPNBy: Chris Crum - June 19, 2013
Apple announced today that HBO Go and WatchESPN are now available for Apple TV.
“HBO GO and WatchESPN are some of the most popular iOS apps and are sure to be huge hits on Apple TV,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We continue to offer Apple TV users great new programming options, combined with access to all of the incredible content they can purchase from the iTunes Store.”
“HBO GO users get unlimited access to their favorite HBO shows, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries, comedy specials and more,” the company says. “This includes full seasons of the best of HBO, plus bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras. HBO GO on Apple TV requires a subscription to HBO through participating television providers.”
WatchESPN brings access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line.
These content channels join Netflix ,Hulu Plus, MLB, NBA and NHL on Apple TV’s lineup, but Apple also announced that content providers Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello are also now available.
Apple claims Apple TV users now have access to 60,000 movies and over 230,000 TV episodes.