HBO Go for iOS has been updated to version 2.1, most notably adding AirPlay multitasking support to allow video content from the HBO Go app to stream to the television while leaving the iPad or the iPhone free to operate other apps.
The update also offers new interactive features for the channel's popular Game of Thrones series, which just had its season three debut last week. HBO Go offers users behind-the scenes videos, cast and crew commentary, and detailed set photos.
-Includes AirPlay multitasking capability – other apps can be used while video continues to stream via AirPlay.
-Enhancements to the interactive features experience for Game of Thrones
-General performance enhancements
HBO Go is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]
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It's not perfect because of the delay, and the 'ok' quality of HD on iTunes, but it's darned close.
Not saying it will never happen, but it's not going to happen any time soon.
Full disclosure: I work in the entertainment industry on a somewhat successful cable TV show. Our show can be streamed via an ipad app, for free. While I was on set I decided to download the app, and see what it was like. Turns out you need to have a cable subscription to use the app and watch the show (with ads). I don't have cable so I was unable to watch a show that I was currently creating... How is that for stupid.
I read something that said Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2012. HBO is losing money by not making HBO Go available to cable nonsubscribers.
i'm a cord cutter, but the last figures i saw show cord cutting is slowing down. i'm even thinking about going to FIOS once it comes to me in July. I pay $50 a month for internet and FIOS would be in the $80 range for TV and Internet
$50 plus $8 for netflix is OK
but once you start paying for Hulu, buying TV shows of itunes, pay for MLB.TV and NBA streaming, etc it adds up and you might as well just pay for cable.