HBO Go Comes To Samsung’s Smart TVs

    February 17, 2012
    Chris Richardson
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Samsung’s line of Smart TVs are about to receive an influx of content, provided you are an HBO subscriber and your television is compatible with the HBO Go application. This means not only will applicable Samsung Smart TV owners be able to access HBO’s library, instead of being limited to what’s currently being broadcasted across their myriad of high-def channels.

While the app was announced almost a year ago, it’s finally hitting the streets, although, there are some caveats. Before that, however, to announce the arrival of the HBO Go app for Samsung Smart TVs, both companies took to the world of social media to spread the word, including Facebook and Twitter, of course:

@daytona24 yes, HBO GO is supported through @directtv on select Samung Smart TVs 52 minutes ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@daytona24 yes, HBO GO is supported through @directtv on select Samung Smart TVs 52 minutes ago via HootSuite ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RT @HBOGO: Now, add #HBOGO to your new @SamsungTV. Stream to the big screen, free with your subscription through participating providers. 23 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

As for the caveats, Samsung discussed one on one of their Twitter accounts:

@jasonkalwa Unfortunately, access to HBO GO on Samsung Smart TVs is currently limited to the US only. 2 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Apparently, only certain Smart TVs are compatible with the HBO Go app:

HBO GO is supported on Samsung 2010 and 2011 Smart TVs with the exception of the following 2011 TV models: PN51D6450DF, PN59D6450DF, PN51D6500DF, PN59D6500DF, PN51D6900DF, PN59D6900DF, PN51D7000FF, PN59D7000FF, PN64D7000FF, UN32D5550RF, and UN40D5550RF.

HBO GO is only available through participating television providers. On Samsung Smart TVs, the following television providers offer HBO GO free as part of your HBO subscription: AT&T U-Verse TV, Bend Broadband, Blue Ridge Communications, Charter, Cox, DISH Network, Massillon Cable/CPI, RCN, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS and WOW!.

The HBO Go app is available at the Samsung Apps site, although, if you’re cable subscriber goes by the name of Comcast, DirecTV and/or Time Warner, you’re out of luck as these companies fight over who gets a biggest piece of the subscription money pie.

  • chris

    Why the long list of exceptions? What do they have in common with each other?

  • kevin

    Can’t figure out a reason from Customer support as to why they excluded certain TV models. Sucks because it is one of the reasons I bought this TV and one of the reasons that I subscribe to HBO. May cancel HBO subscription.

  • http://hbogo eric

    these billion dollar companies want more money tv used to be free long time ago you pay for there services but after 1am there getting paid again for all the commercials dice slice lose weight phone jackes trying to sell you things we americans need to strike period bring gas tolls tv all prices will come down when i call for support i get someone from another country who cant speak english well trying to help me thats why no jobs in america

  • therjr

    That Samsung UI is soooooo horrible. HB go looks pretty good though, I wish they would sign a content deal with LG though so it would be on Oled in 2012…. Lord knows when that samsung is coming out.