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 HBO Go will be coming to PlayStation consoles. The HBO GO app will appear on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles in the near future, though a specific time frame for its rollout has not been announced. The announcement did not touch on whether the PS Vita HBO GO app may be in the works.
HBO GO is premium cable channel HBO’s streaming video solution. The app can be found on a variety of devices and provides streaming on-demand access for a wide variety of HBO programming, including movies and shows such as Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.
To use the HBO Go app on PlayStation consoles, users will have to have an HBO subscription through their cable provider (or know someone willing to share their HBO Go login information). Unlike Xbox consoles on which customers must have an Xbox LIVE subscription to access HBO GO, access to HBO GO will not be restricted to PlayStation Plus subscribers only.