Amazon announced this afternoon that HBO Go is now available through Fire TV. Along with HBO’s entire catalog of shows, Amazon and HBO have also included voice search throughout the app, so a simple press of the Fire TV’s voice button will allow you to find Game of Thrones or The Wire without typing a thing. Of course, HBO Go requires an HBO subscription through “participating affiliates.” (more…)
During an investor presentation this morning, HBO CEO Richard Piper told reporters that his company will launch a web-only subscription service at some point next year. Currently, you need a cable subscription in order to have HBO, so as you can imagine for those who ditched the cable box long ago or want to in the near future, this is huge news. With a web-only subscription, you could subscribe to HBO by itself, without needing a full-blown cable package. (more…)
If ever there was a day to binge watch entire seasons of quality television, today would be that day. Amazon has made good on its promise to bring select HBO programming to Prime Instant Video, which means subscribers to Amazon Prime can now watch award-winning shows like The Wire, The Sopranos, and Deadwood at no additional charge. (more…)
Since its release only a couple of weeks ago, the one thing Fire TV from Amazon has really been missing out on, is HBO GO. Both companies, Amazon and HBO, have announced a new multi-year deal, in which Amazon Prime members and owners of the Fire TV will have access to HBO GO’s programming, such as exclusive TV shows, movies, and more. (more…)
With Pandora recently receiving support on Google’s Chromecast HDMI media streaming dongle, along with Hulu Plus, we were all wondering when we would see HBO Go join the party since we saw traces of it during the device’s launch. Apparently we will be seeing it sooner than we had imagined. According to a Google support page for the Chromecast that lists out compatible apps and services, HBO Go is now shown sitting next to Pandora and Hulu Plus as the “new” apps to the ecosystem. (more…)
HBO Go received an update today for “bug fixes,” which really means that it finally works with devices running Android 4.3. Since 4.3 starting arriving on handsets, HBO Go users quickly noticed buffering and compatibility issues with the app, rendering it useless. HBO acknowledged that they needed to release a new version that would work with Android 4.3, but as you can imagine, the wait has felt like it has been an eternity.
So anyways, go get your update! I’ve tested it on both my Nexus 7 LTE and Nexus 4 – it works great.
Chromecast doesn’t seem to have only Android fanboys excited anymore, as online content publishers appear to also be jumping on board with the possibilities the device brings. With Vimeo publicly excited about “offering Chromecast support in our products,” it’s only a matter of time till even more are joining suit. (more…)