Apple and HBO Now Deal to End in Three Months

HBO's deal with Apple to release its new online subscription service only on Apple devices is not permanent, according to IGN. An HBO spokesperson told the entertainment website that the deal with "Apple begins in April and will last for three months". This means HBO will eventually be free to launch the HBO Now app on other streaming devices like Roku or the PlayStation 4.

HBO CEO Richard Pepler announced that HBO Now would launch exclusively to Apple devices at the Spring Forward event on March 9. The new service offers access to HBO content to anyone with a broadband connection for $15 a month. Subscribers will be able to access HBO programming from the past, present and future including Hollywood movies, original HBO films, HBO documentaries and other HBO specials.

Can I stream HBO Now from Chromecast?

HBO's streaming service HBO Now is launching exclusively to Apple devices in April. This means you will need the HBO Now iOS app or Apple TV to sign up for an account, but once you have a subscription you will be able to access HBO Now through HBO subscribers should then be able to stream content using their Mac or PC and Chromecast.

The HBO and Apple deal is also a timed exclusive. This means around July HBO will be able to bring HBO Now to other platforms such as Roku, PlayStation and so on.

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Can I watch HBO Now on my iPad?

Yes, Apple customers can access HBO Now content on their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the HBO Now app. HBO Now is also available as a channel on Apple TV. Customers can subscribe to channel for $14.99 a month within the app or through Apple TV.

HBO Now is a monthly subscription service that allows users to watch HBO content without a cable or satellite subscription. The service offers instant access to more than 2,000 titles including HBO original programs such as Game of Thrones, movies, original HBO Films, documentaries, sports / comedy / music specials.

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HBO Now Launching Exclusively on Apple TV and App Store in April

Apple today announced at its Spring Forward event in San Francisco, California that HBO's new subscription service will launch exclusively on Apple TV and the App Store in April. The streaming service called HBO Now will be available for $14.99 a month with no cable subscription required. Subscribers will be able to access past, present and future HBO programming through their Apple TV digital media player or via the HBO app on their iPad or iPhone. The first month of HBO Now will be free to customers who sign up at launch.

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HBO CEO Richard Pepler made the announcement alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts in San Francisco on Monday. Pepler also played the trailer for the fifth season of Game of Thrones at the media event.

HBO In Talks to Launch New Streaming Service to Apple TV and More

HBO is preparing to put another nail in the cable television coffin by partnering with Apple and other companies such as Roku to launch its new subscription based streaming service in April, according to the International Business Times. HBO wants to launch the standalone service called "HBO Now" in "conjunction with the the premiere of the fifth season of Game of Thrones".


The new service will allow customers to subscribe to HBO directly instead of paying high fees for bundled channels from cable or satellite providers such as Comcast or Verizon. The cost of an HBO Now subscription will be around $15 a month when purchased directly from HBO. The company hopes to offer an HBO Now app on third-party distribution services such as Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation and more, just like it does now with its HBO Go service for current customers.

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