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In addition to hours and hours of HBO original series (previously aired and current shows), HBO Go also offers movies and other specials. Those features alone make HBO Go a must-have app for HBO subscribers. But HBO has taken it a step further by creating second-screen experiences for their programming. They did it for Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, and they'll be doing it for True Blood, which returns for Season 5 this Sunday night.
I like to think of HBO Go as the Netflix of HBO. Bursting with content, the streaming video feature certainly helps justify the monthly subscription fee for HBO, especially when factoring in the already-pricy cost of cable these days. HBO continues to expand on its availability, not only with regards to the cable/satellite using HBO subscribers who can access it, but also with regards to the compatible devices. Today's good news is that Kindle Fire users will now be able to access HBO go from their tablets.
Second screen apps and interactive features seem to be a growing trend for DVDs. HBOís taking that to the next level by allowing viewers to use the HBO Go app to enhance the viewing experience for Game of Thrones. Added content through the app isnít entirely new, though viewers will now be able to access the interactive elements from their iPads.
We learned last month that HBOís streaming video feature HBO Go will eventually be available through XBox 360, possibly as soon as April 1st. Today we have a teaser for the feature, which uses Game of Thrones as part of the pitch.
Over the past few years, Microsoft has been doing their best to make their Xbox 360 not just a gaming platform, but a hub for all sorts of entertainment. Partnering with Netflix was a brilliant move, and now we've finally got a date for one of the most anticipated upcoming apps: HBO Go is coming to the Xbox 360 on April 1st.
It is no longer with bitter resentment and jealousy that I share a bit of news regarding HBO Go. Now that Time Warner Cable offers the service to their HBO subscribers, I too can join in the fun in the little tidbits HBO offers its subscribers through the service. In this case, War is Coming... to HBO Go in the form of a new Game of Thrones Season 2 trailer.
While some may have tuned in last month for the early preview, HBOís racetrack drama Luck is set to make its official premiere on the premium channel this Sunday night. HBO released news today that theyíll be giving HBO Go users the opportunity to get an early look at the second episode of the series.
While not a certainty, it seemed a likelihood that once Time Warner Cable and HBO struck a deal to make HBO Go available to TWC subscribers, it wouldnít be long before Cablevision followed suit. Fortunately for those Cablevision subscribers who have HBO, thatís proven to be the case.
The day has finally arrived! Well, not technically, but itís coming soon. Iím referring to the day that Time Warner subscribers who pay for HBO can access HBOís digital-on-demand platform HBO Go. The website and app give HBO subscribers access to a plethora of movies and award winning original series. For months, Time Warner subscribers have been waiting for their cable provider to get on board with HBO Go and itís been reported that the negotiations have finally settled.
At this point, itís doesnít seem realistic to get excited over the latest bit of news regarding Time Warner Cable and HBO Go. The whole HBO Go thing has seemed like one big tease to those of us who get HBO through Time Warner Cable. Cablevision subscribers can also relate. Back in September, it was looking like HBO Go and Time Warner were close to a deal to bring the digital service to TWC subscribers, but so far, nothing.
HBO Go continues to offer users a few added perks. Game of Thrones fans were given the opportunity to watch a new episode a week before it aired and now True Blood fans can enjoy the first few minutes of Season 4. Fortunately, the video has also made its way onto YouTube, and we have it here for you to check out.
You know what sucks about Game of Thrones? Or I guess of any television show that you love? The week long wait between episodes (and with the quirkiness of network scheduling and holidays, you're lucky if it's only a one week gap). Well, there's a solution to the wait between Episode 6, "A Golden Crown," and Episode 7, "You Win or You Die" problem... HBO Go.
I went to the site and poked around a bit, amazed at the collection and excited that I can finally watch Band of Brothers all the way through. The selection appears to be much greater than what HBO On Demand offers. As a paying subscriber of HBO, I didnít expect to have any issues signing up, until I was asked to select my cable provider from the list. As it turns out, Time Warner isnít on there. No HBO Go for me.