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HBO GO Shutting Down, HBO Now Rebranding as 'HBO' Following HBO Max Launch

Friday June 12, 2020 1:33 pm PDT by
The HBO GO streaming service and app will be shut down at the end of July following the launch of HBO Max, HBO parent company WarnerMedia announced today (via The Wrap). HBO Now, HBO's other streaming service, will be called just "HBO" going forward, so the two streaming services available will be "HBO" and "HBO Max." According to WarnerMedia, most customers who use HBO GO are now able to...

HBO Now App Removed From 2nd and 3rd Generation Apple TV Models

Monday May 18, 2020 1:43 am PDT by
As expected, HBO removed support for its HBO Now app on second and third-generation Apple TV models over the weekend. Early last month, the company announced that it would be removing support for older ‌Apple TV‌ devices at the end of April, a decision it said was made "in order to provide the best streaming experience." Following pushback from users, a couple of days later HBO said that ...

HBO Max Streaming Service Launching on May 27

Tuesday April 21, 2020 12:33 pm PDT by
HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new streaming service that combines HBO content with shows and films from Warner Bros and Turner TV, is set to debut on Wednesday, May 27, the company announced today. HBO Max will have all of the existing HBO content, but will also add classic movies and TV shows, such as "Friends." The service will also feature original content, offering more total content than HBO...

HBO Pushes Back Removal of HBO GO and HBO NOW Apps from Older Apple TVs

Friday April 10, 2020 8:28 am PDT by
On Wednesday, HBO announced that HBO GO and HBO NOW would no longer be available on the second and third generation Apple TV models from April 30, 2020. The company has now extended this deadline, and will remove HBO NOW from these platforms on May 15, 2020 and HBO GO will remain available for "a few additional months." Speaking to Engadget, an HBO spokesperson described the decision to...

HBO GO and HBO NOW Will No Longer Be Available on 2nd and 3rd Gen Apple TVs Starting April 30

Wednesday April 8, 2020 7:05 am PDT by
HBO today announced that its HBO GO and HBO NOW streaming services will no longer be available on second-generation and third-generation Apple TV models starting April 30, 2020. In a support document on its website, HBO says this change is being made "in order to provide the best streaming experience":In order to provide the best streaming experience, we need to make some changes to our...

'HBO Max' Streaming Service to Launch in May 2020 for $15 per month

Wednesday October 30, 2019 3:11 am PDT by
Having first announced HBO Max in June, WarnerMedia last night provided further details on the upcoming streaming service, which will combine HBO content with shows and films from CNN, TNT, TBS, The CW, TCM, Adult Swim, and much more. AT&T has revealed that HBO Max will launch in May of 2020 with 10,000 hours of programming pre-loaded, and the service will cost $14.99 per month – the same ...

WarnerMedia and HBO Announce New 'HBO Max' Streaming Service Coming Spring 2020

Tuesday July 9, 2019 11:06 am PDT by
HBO and WarnerMedia today announced an all-new streaming service called HBO Max, which will combine HBO content with shows and films from CNN, TNT, TBS, The CW, TCM, Adult Swim, and much more. Essentially, HBO Max will include all HBO original content, WarnerMedia channels, and shows made only for HBO Max. These Max Originals include shows based on Dune, Station Eleven, and Gremlins. You'll...

HBO Added to 'Apple TV Channels' in Latest iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 Betas

Wednesday May 1, 2019 8:10 am PDT by
Apple recently unveiled its revamped TV app with a new "Channels" feature that enables users to subscribe to TV networks on an à-la-carte basis and watch them all in the TV app without having to open another app. Image: The Streamable When the new TV app became available to test in the iOS 12.3 and tvOS 12.3 betas in late March, subscription options were limited to Showtime, Starz,...

Tim Cook Discusses Apple's Google Search Engine Deal, User Privacy, and 'Inevitable' Tech Regulation

Monday November 19, 2018 3:45 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared on HBO on Sunday in a pre-recorded interview with Axios, in which he discussed several issues including Apple's relationship with Google and the need for privacy regulations in the technology sector. During the interview, which was conducted at Apple Park, Cook emphasized user privacy as a "core value" of Apple's that reaches way back to before smartphones had...

AT&T and Warner Media Leadership Outline Changes Coming to HBO Over the Next Year

Monday July 9, 2018 8:23 am PDT by
On June 19, former AT&T executive and new chief executive of Warner Media John Stankey spoke to a group of HBO employees about changes coming to the premium cable company in the near future. The discussion was held in the wake of AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, which owns HBO, and also included HBO's chief executive officer Richard Plepler. The telecommunications company previously stated...

HBO's Interactive TV Show App 'Mosaic' Launches Today for iOS and tvOS

Wednesday November 8, 2017 7:28 am PST by
Last month, HBO announced a new project called "Mosaic," a murder-mystery TV show that allows you to interact with and discover branching paths based on characters you choose to follow. This interactive version of Mosaic has now arrived in the form of an app for iOS and tvOS, and in 2018 a traditional, linear version of the story will debut on HBO. HBO will air the plot line that creators Ed...

HBO Announces iOS App-Based TV Show 'Mosaic' With Branching Narrative and Multiple Endings

Monday October 9, 2017 5:03 am PDT by
HBO recently announced a new TV project in the works by director Steven Soderbergh called "Mosaic." The show will air as a six-part linear narrative in early 2018, but in addition to the traditional distribution, HBO is launching an app where viewers can watch the show, make decisions, and help shape the outcome of certain events (via The Verge). The Mosaic iOS app will be available to...

AT&T Unlimited Plus Data Plan Now Includes Free HBO Subscription

Wednesday April 5, 2017 8:26 am PDT by
Thanks to AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner, customers on the network's Unlimited Plus data plan will now have the chance to watch HBO programming at no additional cost. Beginning tomorrow, April 6, customers on Unlimited Plus data plans who already subscribe to HBO through AT&T video services like DirecTV, DirecTV Now, or U-Verse TV, will no longer have to pay for the premium channel. For the ...

Siri Responds to Most Burning Question Asked by 'Game of Thrones' Fans

Tuesday April 12, 2016 4:49 am PDT by
The first episode of the long-awaited season six of HBO series Game of Thrones premiered in Los Angeles over the weekend, and Siri is now giving cheeky responses to users who ask the personal assistant whether one of its principal characters, Jon Snow, has truly left this mortal coil. Asking Siri, 'Is Jon Snow dead?' returns a number of possible responses, including: Well, you know what...

Apple Shows Interest in Buying Time Warner Assets for Streaming TV Service

Wednesday January 13, 2016 5:33 am PST by
Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes reportedly told investors on Monday that he would entertain a sale of the media company, and Apple is a possible suitor, according to the New York Post. AT&T, which owns DirecTV, and Fox are also said to have shown interest.Eddy Cue, one of Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook’s top lieutenants, in charge of content deals, has been keeping tabs on proceedings at Time...

HBO CEO: We Partnered With Apple for HBO NOW Based on HBO GO Popularity

Tuesday March 31, 2015 12:04 pm PDT by
Apple and HBO recently inked a deal that will see Apple becoming the exclusive launch partner for HBO's upcoming "HBO Now" web-based streaming service, and in an interview with CNBC, HBO CEO Richard Plepler explained why the company chose to partner Apple. According to Plepler, the main reason why HBO opted to team up with Apple was due to the success of its existing cable-based service, HBO...

HBO and Apple Announce 'HBO Now' Exclusively for Apple TV and iOS Devices

Monday March 9, 2015 10:13 am PDT by
Today at Apple's special media event, HBO CEO Richard Plepler took the stage with Apple CEO Tim Cook to announce HBO Now, HBO's new standalone streaming service. The announcement comes just under a week after it was first reported. The new service is exclusive for Apple TV and other Apple devices for $14.99 a month. The service will be ready in time for the series premiere of HBO hit show Gam...

HBO and Apple in Talks for $15/Month Apple TV Streaming Service Launching in April

Wednesday March 4, 2015 11:29 am PST by
HBO is in talks with Apple over a partnership that would see its upcoming standalone web-only subscription television package available on the Apple TV, reports Michael Learmonth, writing for International Business Times. CNBC has also confirmed that Apple and HBO are in talks in the video tweet posted below. BREAKING: Sources tell @JBoorstin that Apple & HBO are in talks for Apple TV to be a ...

HBO to Introduce Standalone Web-Only Subscriptions in 2015

Wednesday October 15, 2014 3:08 pm PDT by
Popular premium cable channel HBO has announced plans to introduce a web-only subscription service designed for cable cutters in the coming months. According to HBO CEO Richard Plepler, who spoke at an investor presentation (via Re/code), the company will begin offering standalone HBO service that does not require a cable subscription in 2015."That is a large and growing opportunity that should...

HBO Moved Development In-House to Speed Apple TV Project

Thursday June 20, 2013 1:32 pm PDT by
On Wednesday, Apple released a long awaited update that brought new channels to its Apple TV, including WatchESPN, Sky News, and HBO GO. HBO GO has been available on other platforms like the iPhone and iPad, Roku, and Xbox 360 for quite some time, but it was only in January that reports surfaced suggesting that Apple and HBO were in talks to bring HBO content directly to the Apple TV. In a...