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:
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.
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.