HBO Go comes to iPad, iPhone, Android
It’s not TV, it’s HBO – coming soon to tablets and smartphones near you.
“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 HBO Go 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 Netflix. 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 Netflix.”
“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.View Article Source »