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HBO Now Allows Subscribers to Stream HBO Go to Apple TV using AirPlay

At today's AllThingsD Dive Into Media Conference, HBO's Eric Kessler announced that from this moment forward, HBO subscribers will be able to use AirPlay with the HBO Go app.

"Our longterm goal for Go is to be on all devices all platforms," said Kessler. HBO Go is HBO's streaming service that allows subscribers to watch HBO content on PCs, tablets, and consoles.

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At this time, HBO Go is not available on the Apple TV, but an app is available for the iPad and the iPhone. With today's changes, iDevices are able to stream HBO Go content to the Apple TV using AirPlay, but the two companies are planning to bring a native HBO Go app to the Apple TV.

"We will get on Apple TV as we've said all along," Kessler said.

Currently, the Apple TV only supports streaming content from subscription apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus, but Apple has been making efforts to expand its content offerings.

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19 months ago
Winter never came
(http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones)
Rating: 8 Votes
19 months ago

That's a decent sized domino to fall as we wait for a la carte media distribution to become the norm.


Huh? All they're doing is providing their customers access to a service they already pay for, and apparently expecting those customers to wait with bated breath. You can't access HBO Go without subscribing to a traditional cable TV service and paying for the traditional HBO premium channel tier.

I have my doubts that the ancient channels and cable companies will ever loosen their grip in a way that would let someone like Apple give us a modern experience, so at this point it's probably up to Netflix and others to make them obsolete.
Rating: 5 Votes
19 months ago

Only on a mac 2011 or newer! :rolleyes:


It's an app for iDevices.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago

HBO subscribers will be able to use AirPlay with the HBO Go app.


Great! Now where do I send my subscription money?
...don't say "your local cable provider", I don't want to subscribe to their smorgasbord of tripe, I want HBO - no more, no less, for my subscription money.
Rating: 4 Votes
19 months ago
I would gladly pay to subscribe to HBO if I could pay directly to HBO and by-pass cable companies. They are bad as the phone companies with some of the BEING the phone companies. I canceled cable several years ago after I realized I was paying a monthy fee to watch commercials. Seriously. FOX FX plays the same movies every other weekend (Day after Tomorrow, Fantastic Four) where you have 6 min of movie, 3 min of commercials. Drove me nuts.

Film media need to get on the same bandwagon that the music industry has transformed into these past few years.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago
Amazon Prime needs to be next. IIRC, the Netflix iOS app has the same restriction.
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

Only on a mac 2011 or newer! :rolleyes:


Good thing you can use your iPhone and ipad
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago
So I can use my iOS device when it is connected to my home network, the same network that is connected to my cable internet service, to AirPlay HBO to my TV now? How about just bypassing all of that by either turning on my cable box or introducing an app for the TV?
Rating: 3 Votes
19 months ago

I see no point to HBO. I already have a huge library of movies...


The point is HBO's original programming, both current and past. There's a lot of it, and much of it is very good. If none of that interests you, then yeah, you don't need the channel or the app.
Rating: 2 Votes
19 months ago
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