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HD Report | August 18, 2017

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HBO GO App Update Adds Binge Watch & More

April 26, 2017 |

The latest update to the HBO GO app for iOS and Android devices has added a couple new features that you may already be used to having with services such as Netflix and Amazon Video.

For one, the app now … Read More

HBO Now Launching On PS3 & PS4, HBO Now On PlayStation Vue

September 16, 2016 |

Sony had a couple announcements regarding HBO access on PS3, PS4, and PlayStation Vue platforms. The first, and what has been long-awaited, is the launch of HBO Now on both consoles. HBO Now is different from HBO Go (already available … Read More

HBO’s ‘The Night Of’ Limited Series Premieres On Sunday

July 8, 2016 |

The first episode of the new HBO crime/drama “The Night Of” has been available exclusively on HBO Go, HBO Now, and On Demand since June 24th, but the show will have its premiere broadcast on Sunday, July 10 at 9 … Read More

Classic Roku players no longer support HBO Go

July 20, 2015 |

In technology, sometimes hardware just can’t keep up with new software. This is the case with early Roku players, as “Classic” players prior to May 2011 no longer support HBO’s streaming everywhere service HBO Go. According to Roku, Classic Roku players “have … Read More

Comcast now authenticating HBO Go & Showtime Anytime on Amazon Fire TV

May 20, 2015 |

Comcast Xfinity TV customers can now watch HBO Go and Showtime Anytime on Amazon Fire TV players, as the MSO announced they are now authenticating the premium services. While the two networks have been available on the Fire TV platform … Read More

HBO Go app launches for Amazon’s Fire TV media player

December 15, 2014 |

One of the most coveted apps for smartphones, tablets and streaming media players is undoubtedly HBO Go. Today, Amazon announced the app is now available for the Fire TV streaming media player, giving subscribers access to over 1,700 titles from original HBO … Read More

HBO Go app now available on Xbox One

November 20, 2014 |

The HBO Go app is now available for the Xbox One console, launching today on Xbox Live for customers in the US. The app joins other TV app channels such as CW, FXNOW, STARZ Play, and Syfy Now that are already … Read More

HBO to launch stand-alone streaming service

October 15, 2014 |

HBO’s  chairman and CEO  Richard Plepler said the company is planning to launch a stand-alone, over-the-top streaming service sometime in 2015. What the service will be called, and further details of the web-only product were not revealed. But Plepler pointed out the … Read More

New Xbox One apps include HBO Go, ShowTime Anytime & Twitter

June 4, 2014 |

Microsoft announced today that 46 apps are on the way for Xbox One, including the long awaited HBO Go and Showtime Anytime apps. The new additions will increase the number of apps available for Xbox One to over 225. … Read More

Google invites all developers to Chromecast party

February 5, 2014 |

The future gets bigger for the little $35 dongle.Read More

DIRECTV now authenticating HBO Go on Roku

January 31, 2014 |

DIRECTV is now authenticating HBO Go on Roku streaming devices. That means HBO subscribers can catch up on Game of Thrones episodes before the fourth season starts in April, as well as watch other original HBO television series, original films, … Read More

HBO GO app launching for PS3 & PS4

January 17, 2014 |

PS3 users will soon be able to download the HBO GO app from the PlayStation Store, followed later by the app for the PS4. The free app will allow PlayStation owners with an HBO subscription to watch episodes of … Read More

HBO originals now available on Google Play

October 7, 2013 |

If you’re not into paying for a monthly subscription to HBO, but want to get a taste of their original series everyone talks about, the premium-subscription network is now offering episodes of the shows on Google Play. HBO original … Read More

Netflix To Introduce Family Share Plan

April 23, 2013 |

Netflix posted major subscriber growth for 1Q13, beating HBO for the first time on subscriber numbers. Netflix will be introducing a $11.99 per month family plan that allows for up to four devices to simultaneously stream content on one account.Read More

Google Fiber TV adds HBO & Cinemax to lineup

April 16, 2013 |


The team at Google was no doubt excited today to announce HBO & Cinemax have been added to the Google Fiber TV channel lineup. The premium channels will, of course, cost you an additional amount per month depending on package. But the additions are making Google Fiber look more and more like a contender every day. HBO is available to customers for $20 per month, and includes HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, and HBO Zone. Cinemax will cost you $10 per month and include Max, MoreMax, ActionMax, ThrillerMax, WMax, @Max, 5-StarMax, and OuterMax. Google also launched a new premium SP that packs the HBO and Cinemax channels listed above along with Showtime and STARZ brands for $40 per month. Read More

HBO GO on Xbox Live for Comcast customers – Time Warner still lags

April 11, 2012 |

The arrival of HBO GO on the Xbox 360 was mostly met with cheers, although Comcast customers were upset when the initial HBO GO launch on the 360 didn’t support their cable providers. Now (after the official launch on Monday), Xfinity subscribers can enjoy the service as well. But what took so long and why are Time Warner subscribers still left in the cold? Read More

Comcast rolling out Xbox 360 HBO Go access

April 9, 2012 |

Starting this week [today] Comcast Xfinity customers will be able to view HBO Go on Xbox 360 consoles. That means episodes of Game of Thrones and True Blood can be watched on demand at any time through the app. Customers will need the username and password they use for Xfinity TV on the Xbox, and will of course need to be subscribed to HBO premium channels. Xbox 360 owners will also have to have an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription. The only caveat is the video accessed through HBO Go will count towards Comcast’s 250GB data limit. And man, that HD content can eat up bandwidth. The free app can be installed via the Xbox Marketplace. If you’ve got more questions about Comcast Xfinity and Xbox integration, refer to Comcast’s FAQ page. [UPDATE] The app was made live today, April 9, 2012] Read More

MLB TV, HBO GO, Comcast apps go live on on Xbox

March 27, 2012 |

Xbox 360 users – with Live Gold memberships, who also pay separately the following services – now have access to MLB.TV, HBO GO, and Comcast’s Xfinity video content. Microsoft rolled out the three applications today as part of its ongoing strategy of turning their console into a living room legend. The new HBO GO app provides access to HBO’s entire catalog, including current hits like Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. The Comcast Xfinity TV app is available to both Xfinity TV and Internet customers anywhere Comcast delivers its services. Baseball fans with a a premium Major Leave Baseball TV subscription in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. can watch live and archived games via the MLB.TV app.Read More

HBO Go set for April 1st Xbox Live debut

February 28, 2012 |

The Xbox 360 is about add another round to its bullet list of features. HBO Go, HBO’s streaming video service, is expected to be up and running on April 1. Should we read anything into the April Fools Day timing? Probably not. Of course, you could say the fact that you’ll need a cable TV subscription (and a provider that plays nice), HBO subscription, and Xbox Live gold subscription is a prank in and of itself, but so be it. HBO co-president Eric Kessler says the app will allow users to access movies, special features and every episode of nearly every HBO series.Read More

HBO GO/MAX GO launch on Time Warner Cable with no Roku support

January 16, 2012 |

Just in case you missed the news that HBO GO and MAX GO are now available for Time Warner Cable customers, we thought we’d post an addendum to the earlier news of the official launch of the service after a short beta testing period. HBO GO and MAX GO are available for supporting devices via apps, which can be found on the iTunes store and Android Market. However, TWC customers appear disappointed that the service has launched without Roku support. TWC customers are able to log-in and register on the HBO GO and MAX GO websites, but are not able to find support for Roku devices. TWC responded to multiple blog posts indicating the issue is an engineering question, and that any updates would be posted. New HBO and Cinemax customers may have also found they have to wait for access, as the billing might take up to 24 hours to process (and in some cases customers reported 48 hours). Read More

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