All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘HBO Go’

Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

Sesame Street Heads to HBO in Five-Year Deal

The iconic Sesame Street, which has aired on PBS for 45 years, is moving to HBO. Don’t worry – you won’t have to subscribe to HBO to watch Sesame Street. But HBO will be the first place it airs, and the broadcasting company gets a nine-month window. HBO and Sesame Workshop have just announced a five-year deal that will give …

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HBO NOW is Now Available on Apple Devices

If you have an iPhone, iPad, or an Apple TV, a reliable internet connection, and $15 per month to spare, you can now access HBO. HBO NOW, the cable subscription-free streaming service first announced in March at Apple’s Watch event, is now live. You should be able to download the app from the App Store, although some people are reporting …

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HBO Is Ready to Take Everyone’s Money Now

Someone on HBO’s social media team should get a raise. Back in 2012, an online campaign called “Take My Money HBO” went viral. The entire purpose of said campaign was to show HBO that people had an interest – more like a fervent desire – in a standalone HBO streaming service. If HBO would just free itself from the iron …

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HBO Comes to Sling TV, Giving Cordcutters Another Option

It doesn’t appear that Apple has totally cornered the cable-free HBO market after all. Dish’s Sling TV has announced that HBO is coming to the subscription-based live TV service, making it the first and only internet TV platform to offer live HBO. Sling TV customers who sign up for HBO will get the one live HBO channel, as well as …

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HBO Now? $15 Streaming Service Launching in Early April – Report

Today, the International Business Times brings us another report claiming that HBO’s new standalone (read: cable-free) streaming platform will launch in April. But this report comes with a name attached. Apparently, the new service will be called “HBO Now” and will cost $15 a month, which is comparable to how much cable subscribers currently pay to tack on HBO. Apparently, …

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HBO GO Comes to the PS4, Finally

Almost a year to the day after HBO GO came to the PS3, it’s finally coming to the PS4. It wasn’t already on there, you ask. No. No, it wasn’t. HBO GO is notoriously slow to arrive on new consoles and other streaming hardware. It didn’t launch on the Xbox One until November of last year. And it didn’t land …

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HBO Star Steals Parents’ HBO GO Password Just Like You Do

Mark Duplass, creator and star of the new and well-received HBO series Togetherness is just like you. He also steals borrows someone else’s HBO GO password to watch Game of Thrones. Duplass stopped by Watch What Happens Live and had this response to a caller’s question about cool perks of having a deal with Netflix. “You get to these wonderful …

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HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon’s Fire TV

Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn’t support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don’t include the latest episodes of all the shows. Today, Amazon announced that the device finally has the service. “Since launch …

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HBO GO Is Finally Available on Xbox One

Back in November of last year, Microsoft unveiled the list of streaming video apps that would grace the Xbox One. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, VUDU, Crackle, and Redbox Instant were on the list, but HBO GO was only given a “coming soon” designation. Well, today’s finally the day. Xbox One owners can now stream HBO content with HBO GO. …

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HBO’s New Streaming Service Could Cost $15 a Month

Would you pay $15 a month for a service that let you watch all of HBO’s content without the bulky ball and chain of a cable subscription? Apart from the format it will take, pricing is the number one question mark surrounding HBO’s just-announced plunge into cordcutting. How much will a standalone HBO subscription service cost? About as much as …

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HBO Without a Cable Subscription Is Actually Going to Happen

Within the next year, HBO is going to do something that people have wanted the venerable network to do for a long, long time. HBO is finally going to let you watch Game of Thrones without a cable subscription. Not just Game of Thrones, of course, although that will likely be the most-watched show on HBO’s new cordless offering. HBO …

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HBO Shows Coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video

In a move that has given Amazon Prime Instant Video its first true competitive advantage over Netflix, Amazon has just announced that a bunch of HBO content is coming to their streaming video service. Starting on May 21st, Amazon Prime Instant Video customers (anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription) will have access to every season of many classic HBO shows, …

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Watching HBO with Your Parents Is Just Too Awkward

HBO has just launched a new ad campaign for their on-demand streaming platform, HBO GO, and it’s great. The main takeaway: Hey millennials–you really don’t want to watch HBO programming with your parents, right? Of course not, that’s why there’s HBO GO. There are seven new ads, all of which show exactly why private, on-demand HBO watching is truly necessary. …

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‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere Breaks Piracy Record

When the season four premiere of HBO’s fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones aired on Sunday night, a record 6.6 million viewers tuned in legally. Another million-plus viewers pirated the episode, setting another record. Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner, which owns HBO, called the new piracy record “better than an Emmy.” The Sunday night episode entitled “Two Swords” garnered a …

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Amazon Fire TV Launches Sans HBO Go

As you may have heard, Amazon stepped onto the streaming video device stage in a huge way today with the unveiling of their $99 Fire TV, their new set-top box. At launch, Amazon Fire TV boasts a bunch of third-party apps alongside its own Amazon Prime Instant Video-including Netflix, Hulu, Showtime Anytime, Pandora, and Watch ESPN. But there is one …

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HBO GO on the PS3 Finally a Reality, Still Waiting on a PS4 App

In oh, really, that wasn’t a thing already? news, today is the day that HBO GO, HBO’s on-demand streaming video app, finally lands on the PS3. “Watch every episode of every season of the HBO’s best shows, including True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. Speaking of Game of Thrones, with the season 4 premiere airing on April 6th, …

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HBO ‘Builds Addicts’ One Shared HBO Go Password at a Time

HBO wants you to become addicted to their shows, and it turns out they don’t really care if you do it somewhat nefariously. You think you’re sticking it to the man when you steal your buddy’s HBO Go password to binge on Game of Thrones? Wrong. According to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, you’re simply playing into their hands. “To us, …

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HBO GO is Finally Coming to PlayStation Consoles

The PlayStation 3 console is the most-used device for streaming Netflix video. It’s clear, then, that PlayStation owners enjoy watching video nearly as much as playing video games. Those PlayStation owners are in for a treat in the coming months as a crucial video streaming service will finally be hitting PlayStation consoles. Sony and HBO this week officially announced that …

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HBO Go Now Features Chromecast Support

When the Chromecast was first announced back in July, it only supported a handful of video streaming services. The list of supported services has steadily improved over the last few months, but a few noteworthy streaming services were still not supported. Now one of the biggest names in video streaming is finally on Chromecast. Google announced today that HBO Go …

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This Internet/HBO Bundle Is the Closest Thing You’re Going to Get to Standalone HBO Go

People want to pay for HBO Go, this is an established fact. Many people, however, don’t want to pay for the expensive cable packages that are required to access HBO Go. All they want is a standalone HBO Go service that works like Netflix – one in which they could pay a set monthly fee and access all of HBO’s …

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Even Netflix’s CFO Thinks HBO Should Probably Offer a Standalone Streaming Service

Game of Thrones is the most pirated show on TV – and it has more to do with it than just great characters, amazing set design, and Khaleesi’s boobs. HBO does not offer a standalone streaming service. Sure, they have HBO GO – which contains pretty much every episode of every series they’ve ever produced. But you must have an …

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Why ‘Mr. Show’ Isn’t On HBO GO, According To Bob And David (And Brian)

HBO GO has a lot of great HBO shows that have appeared on the network from over the years, but there are certainly some notable titles left out. Perhaps the most notable of all is Mr. Show, the sketch comedy show that would go on to become a cult hit and showcase some of David Cross’ and Bob Odenkirk’s finest …

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Apple TV Gets HBO Go And WatchESPN

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 …

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Jimmy Wales Is A Game Of Thrones Fan, But Not A Fan Of Its Distribution

Like many people on the Internet, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is a fan of Game of Thrones. He’s not the biggest fan of how the show is distributed, however. Wales is frequently active on Quora, where someone asked him if he likes the show. His response was: Read Quote of Jimmy Wales’ answer to Jimmy Wales: Does Jimmy Wales like …

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Time Warner CEO Says Standalone HBO GO Not Coming Anytime Soon

Fans of HBO programming have called on the network to make a standalone streaming service for quite a while now. The initial response from the network said it was impossible, but a little hope came in March when the network’s CEO said that it might offer a standalone service if it could “make the math work.” Unfortunately for fans of …

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Netflix Is Now More Popular Than HBO in the U.S.

On Monday, Netflix released their Q1 2013 earnings report and in it they boasted gains of 2.03 million domestic subscribers. This is important for two reasons. First, it boosts their total domestic subscriber base to 29.17 million, continuing a steady subscriber rise that they reported in Q4 2012. And second, it puts them past HBO in terms of total U.S. …

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Is HBO Bringing Live Streaming Sports to HBO GO?

Is live streaming sports (read: boxing) coming to HBO GO? According to HBO Sports head Ken Hershman, yes. But HBO leadership aren’t all in the same boat, and another exec isn’t ready to spill the beans on any such project. Speaking at Harvard Law School’s Sports Law Symposium, Hershman said that live sports, and specifically boxing, are coming to HBO …

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HBO GO without the Cable Subscription? HBO CEO Says Maybe, Possibly, Down the Road. Maybe.

There is a lot of awesome content coming from HBO. The venerable premium cable network has produced some of the best shows to ever grace the small screen (The Wire, The Sopranos), and currently produces some of the most interesting (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire) and popular (True Blood) programs around. Because the content is so good, people are willing …

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HBO GO Now Available on Apple TV Using AirPlay (No App…Yet)

As of right now, you should be able to stream HBO GO to your television through Apple TV. But you don’t have an actual app with which to do it…yet. What you can do is stream HBO GO to your television using Apple’s AirPlay feature on your iPhone or iPad. All you have to do to begin beaming content from …

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HBO Go Coming to Apple TV [REPORT]

Starting some time this year, you may have another incentive to go out and grab an Apple TV box. According to Bloomberg, two people familiar with the plans say that Apple is in negotiations to add HBO Go, HBO’s streaming service, to their Apple TV devices. If finalized, the deal could see and HBO Go app appear on Apple TV …

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