New in OS X: Get MacRumors Push Notifications on your Mac

Resubscribe Now Close

Apple in Talks to Bring HBO Go to the Apple TV

Apple is in talks with HBO to bring that company's HBO Go video streaming service to the Apple TV, reports Bloomberg. HBO Go is a streaming service that allows HBO subscribers to watch HBO content on PCs, tablets, consoles, and other platforms.

Hbogo2
Bloomberg:
Apple Inc. is in negotiations to start carrying Time Warner Inc.'s HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-2013, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Cable and satellite subscribers who pay for HBO will be able to watch more than 600 hours of films and television shows on Apple TV, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
Currently, Netflix and Hulu Plus are the only subscription service that Apple allows on its Apple TV box, while HBO Go is available on the iPhone and the iPad.

There have been numerous rumors in recent years about Apple's plans for the television, but CEO Tim Cook has been cagey about details other than repeatedly saying that television is "an area of intense interest" for the company

Related roundup: Apple TV

Top Rated Comments

(View all)

24 months ago
The only thing that would make this cool was if non-cable users could "order" a subscription a la carte from HBO, like you do with Hulu or Netfilx. If its just HBO Go, who cares?
Rating: 38 Votes
24 months ago
If they can get HBO out of their being locked tight to the cable providers -- HBO Go only works if you get HBO on cable already -- and get them to offer independent subscription to the Apple TV, that's the first solid blow against cable. They problably want to do it, but they don't dare.

Meanwhile, a Netflix exec said, "We've got to get to being HBO before HBO gets to be Netflix." That's the race.
Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago

This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box. :rolleyes:



you clearly dont understand the benefits of HBOgo
Rating: 8 Votes
24 months ago

They keep pulling the string...


Sorry but everytime I read that line I keep thinking of something far more disgusting and I do not want to know what comes out after the string...
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago

Screw HBO. Where's the damn Safari?


On your Phone/iPad/Mac that you can Mirror right up to the TV.........
Rating: 7 Votes
24 months ago
This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago
Screw HBO. Where's the damn Safari?
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago

This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box. :rolleyes:


I haven't seen The Sopranos or The Wire.

Live HBO channels do not often air The Sopranos or The Wire.

I want to watch The Sopranos or The Wire without having to purchase iTunes seasons or the Blu-Ray discs.

HBO Go lets me watch The Sopranos and The Wire without having to make extra purchases.

The point of this story: I want HBO Go on the Apple TV.
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago

PS3 (or insert other console of choice) + PS3 Media Server (free download) + Netflix Streaming + Kickass Torrents = Cable cut for ongoing fees of $7.99/mo. You get the convenience of on demand and supplement newer content with torrents and live streams (for sports). Voila.


If the masses go that way, the creation of great new content will end. We all can't steal everything and yet expect more of what is being stolen to just keep on coming.
Rating: 6 Votes
24 months ago


Basic Comcast Cable is a wasteland of crap. If it weren't for NCAAF I wouldn't even have cable. Haven't watched HBO in decades. The problem with HBO used to be they played the same movies over and over every month and you quickly ran out of good ones. Is that still a problem?


HBO's current claim to fame is not its movie selection, but its original programming. HBO television is second to none.
Rating: 5 Votes

[ Read All Comments ]