HBO Streaming Details Leaked; Possibly Coming with Apple TV

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's something that is slightly Off Topic, but still tech related...

    According to sources in the know, we have a few more details regarding the teased HBO streaming movie service confirmed previously. The new service will reportedly be called HBO Now and will use new technology to make sure that people don't experience hiccups and outages while binge watching Game of Thrones.

    Speaking of Game of Thrones, the source also confirmed that HBO plans to launch the service at the same time that the new Game of Thrones season 5 hits. This simply confirms previous intel on the subject. Another confirmation of previous rumors suggests the stand-alone (no cable required) service will be $15 dollars per month.

    The only other new thing to report is that Apple is supposedly heavily courting HBO to work out a deal where they can offer the HBO Now service on the Apple TV. Supposedly, HBO is keen on the idea, but they also want to offer the service on as many other TV boxes as possible including: Roku, Xbox, Amazon and PlayStation.

    Ohhhh... so many ways to fire up Game of Thrones for a weekend!!! April 12th cannot come fast enough!

    Source: Slashgear
     
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    I like everything but that $15 a month.
     
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    How does this differ from HBO GO? Or is it just a rebranding?


    Where to Watch HBO Online

    Platform Info & Availability Price
    HBOGo.com
    Streaming via Web Browser Free with Subscription to HBO
    Android Downloadable App Available Free with Subscription to HBO
    iOS (iPhone & iPad) Downloadable App Available Free with Subscription to HBO
    Xbox / Xbox One Download from Xbox Dash Requires Xbox LIVE UPDATE, 2
    Playstation 4 On PS3 NowAnd PS4! Free with Subscription to HBO
    Nintendo Wii U No Application Yet – TBD Free with Subscription to HBO
    Apple TV / AirPlay HBO Go Now Supported Requires Apple TV & HBO
    Chromecast Now Supported! $35 & Subscription to HBO
    Kindle Fire Downloadable App Available Kindle & Free with Subscription
    Samsung Smart TVs Application Included TV & Free with HBO Subscription
    Roku Channel Available Roku & Free with HBO Subscription
    Hulu, Hulu Plus Very Limited (Boxing, News) HBO Not Available on Hulu
    Netflix Not Available HBO Not Available on Netflix
    Amazon Video Episodes Available for Purchase Most Episodes: 1.99-3.99
    Google Play Episodes Available for Purchase Most Episodes: 1.99-3.99
    Amazon Fire TV HBO Go App Coming Soon Requires FireTV & HBO
    Amazon Prime Older Episodes Available Requires Amazon Prime
    DISH Anywhere Downloadable DISH Anywhere App Requires DISH Cable & HBO
    Comcast / Xfinity Downloadable Xfinity TV Go App Requires Xfinity Cable & HBO
    Verizon FIOS HBO Go Login Available Requires FIOS & HBO
    Cox Cable HBO Go Login Available Requires Cox & HBO
     
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    You don't need a cable subscription. So for cord cutters who want HBO they can pay $15 per month to stream it.
     
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    I'll just use HBO Go (for freeeee) until I can't. :D
     
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    If this pans out, I'm all over it. $15 per month for the entire HBO library, and I don't have to have a cable subscription? Take my money!
     
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    Been waiting for this but that price point is a little high. I was hoping it would be closer to 8-10 a month, 15 is pushing it. It now boils down to "back episodes" for me. Will this simply be live programming or will the whole catalog of past episodes be included? There are currently only 2 HBO shows we watch, Game of Thrones & True Blood. GOT we purchase the BluRay set each season. (you just can't beat this show in HD....yes, it's that good) and TB we like to binge via Netflix. So $15 a month would be pointless (for us personally) without back episode availability.

    I've got one week left of my SlingTV trial and I won't be continuing my subscription, it's just not worth $20 bucks a month imo.

    Funny how that works out....you cut the cord to save some money and between Prime, Netflix, Sling & HBO Now, (and any extras like VuDu) you may as well keep your cable/satellite subscription.

    S5 tap'n
     
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    That's what I've been saying. I'm keeping my SlingTV subscription with the hopes that AMC gets aboard sooner rather than later.
    I got the 3 months pay up front, to get the free Fire Stick.