HBO GO Stand Alone Comes to Roku and Many Devices Near You.
UPDATE- Roku Owners wanting HBO Go without cable can watch it now with a stand-alone Roku Channel.
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It's been a long time coming, HBO Now is the new standalone streaming service that was rolled out by HBO in April. Instead of needing a cable or satellite subscription, Roku, Apple iOS and Apple TV users will be able to subscribe to HBO Now and receive the same exact same content as cable subscribers.
According to a recent report from one of our favorite sites MacRumors , here is why HBO CEO, Richard Plepler said they choose Apple initially as their primary HBO Now provider.
"Since a large majority of Apple users were also their primary customers of the HBO Go service which required a cable or satellite account. HBO thought it only fitting to offer their new service to Apple users first."
Apple iOS users and Apple TV owners can subscribe for $14.99 a month. While this price is more than what cable customers pay for their monthly HBO subscription, it still remains to be seen if streamers will be willing to step up to the plate and pay the price.
HBO seems to be betting they will.
HBO Now Available on RokuTheir new streaming service is available as a stand alone service is also on many other platforms like Apple TV, Vudu and Android media players.
If you are gearing up for season 5 of one of HBO's hottest shows Game of Thrones which premiers on April 12 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
Be sure to set your DVRs because starting at 9am on April 4th, HBO2 will air all previous seasons of Game of Thrones, back-to-back, twice in case you want to catch up.
If you don't own an Apple iDevice or have a Cable sub, it could mean you could miss out on the latest season of Game of Thrones. Currently you can buy an Apple TV 3, specially priced on Amazon for only $67.
You can also purchase past episodes or entire seasons of Game of Thrones on Amazon Instant.
Apple also recently announced they will start offering a streaming package of their own along with a brand new streamer possibly as early as the fall.
SLING TV also to Start Offering HBO Streaming Service Before Game of Thrones AirsIf you are already paying for Sling TV, you will also be able to get HBO as an add on service in time to watch Game of Thrones before it airs on April 12. Sling TV customers will still be required to pay an additional $15 for HBO in addition to the $20 they already pay for the Sling TV service.
Here are some more ways to watch HBO:
HBO Go, Roku ChannelClick here to watch HBO Go on your Roku if you have access to a Cable TV provider account. Or it's also available if you have Sling Time.
HBO Go, Android AppClick here to download the HBO Go Android App.
Sign in to HBO GoClick here to access HBO Go website to watch on your computer browser.
Get HBO Free With Your Internet AccountYou can also get HBO included with select broadband providers.
- AT&T - Offers, high speed Internet access, basic channel package, HBO, and they also include Amazon Prime.
- Comcast - Internet Plus Streaming TV which includes HBO Go and Streampix.
- Time Warner - Local TV Package plus HBO.
- Verizon FiOS - There 50/50 Mbps Internet and TV package gives you local channels, internet access, and HBO Go.