HBO Now launches on Roku platform
HBO’s over-the-top streaming service HBO Now has launched on Roku, offering users the option to get all of HBO’s programming for $14.99 per month without a TV service provider. The monthly rate is the same as what Apple TV, Chromecast, Verizon and Cablevision charge, with no long-term contract required.
The HBO product is geared towards cord-cutters and cord-nevers who want HBO programming but without the high monthly rates television service providers charge. The streaming service still requires broadband internet though, so potential HBO Now customers will need to pay for internet unless using a community network. Those who want to stream HBO shows and movies in HD should plan on at least 5Mbps.
HBO shows available with HBO Now include titles such as Ballers, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and True Detective. The service also provides access to completed series like Deadwood, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, and The Wire
Hit movies now playing on HBO include American Sniper, Birdman, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Broken.
HBO Now is available on any Roku player or Roku TV model. Users can find the app channel in the Roku Channel Store. And, a 30-day trial is currently available.
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