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HBO Go comes to iPad, iPhone, Android

Written on April 19, 2011 by R. Cruise

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It’s not TV, it’s HBO – coming soon to tablets and smartphones near you.

recently announced through a video that its streaming service would soon be available for the , iPhone and -powered .

“Get every episode of every season of your favorite HBO shows, plus hit movies and much more,” the video’s voiceover states. “All free to HBO subscribers and all streaming on your iPad, laptop, or smartphone wherever you are.”

Launched back in February 2010, Time Warner’s allows users to watch up to 1,400 HBO shows, documentaries, and movies over the Web.

HBO Go’s video teaser did not go into details whether the service will be available via 3G, but with the company’s promotional statement “wherever you are,” it will be likely so.

Meanwhile, according to Cnet’s Don Reisinger, HBO has made some waves as of late by refusing to offer its content on . Furthermore, back in January, HBO senior vice president of corporate affairs, Jeff Cusson, told The Hollywood Reporter that his company “believes in content exclusivity, especially for high-value content.” He said that HBO “has no intention of making its content available for streaming on .”

“So, HBO is going it alone. And it’s now upping the ante a bit with its move into the mobile space to take on Netflix, which already has free iPhone and iPad apps,” writes Reisinger.

HBO Go didn’t specify when the service will launch on the iPad and other mobile devices, but with “05.02.11” was flashed before the video ended.

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  • Bryon Bella

    I really appreciate the way that HBO makes their content exclusive to pay TV providers because I get my HBO Go already from DISH Network for free for being an employee HBO subscriber. I don’t have to pay any more and I also get all of the great benefits of my package bundles with DISH rather than paying each provider a fee like they want for online content. My access gives me all the programming I could want and my dishremoteaccess app gives me my DVR recordings anywhere I go on my iPhone and Galaxy Tab.

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