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Sony PS3, PS4 get native HBO Go app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Jan 2014 18:11 User comments (3)

Sony PS3, PS4 get native HBO Go app Following streaming deals with all the major content providers over the past few years, Sony will now be bringing hit shows like "Game of Thrones" and "True Blood" to their PS3 and PS4 consoles via the HBO Go app.
The older PlayStation 3 will be the first to get the app, followed by the PS4 later in the year.

"With the HBO Go app on your PlayStation system and an HBO subscription via your cable or satellite provider, you'll have unlimited, on-demand access to your favorite HBO shows, like 'Game of Thrones,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' and 'True Detective'," Sony Computer Entertainment America's senior vice president of business development Phil Rosenberg writes. "HBO Go offers every episode of every season of the network's best shows. You can also enjoy hit movies, sports, documentaries, and comedy specials, as well as special behind-the-scenes extras."

HBO Go continues to see expansion, as well, most recently being added to the Google Chromecast.

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3 user comments

118.1.2014 20:40

This seems kind of pointless considering the HBO Go app requires a subscription service from HBO through cable/satellite. Should I already have it via cable/satellite then why would I even need this to run through my PS3? I guess there are households that have multiple rooms/tv's not all of them have boxes, but still. Seems to me like double-dipping.

219.1.2014 1:16

Originally posted by Mysttic:
This seems kind of pointless considering the HBO Go app requires a subscription service from HBO through cable/satellite. Should I already have it via cable/satellite then why would I even need this to run through my PS3? I guess there are households that have multiple rooms/tv's not all of them have boxes, but still. Seems to me like double-dipping.
The really cool thing about HBOGo is that you have access to every episode of every season of nearly every show that HBO has ever aired. Shows like Oz, the Sopranos, The Wire, Entourage, Six Feet Under - some of which haven't aired in years, all available in a convenient streaming service. Typically On Demand only has shows that are currently airing or the season that has just aired, so it is not nearly as comprehensive as what Go offers. And On Demand removes them after a very short period. HBO shows are about as exclusive as it gets - you won't find them on Netflix or any other streaming service. Go allows you to peruse their entire library - something that merely subscribing to it via cable doesn't allow.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Jan 2014 @ 1:20

319.1.2014 13:47

Originally posted by dextermorgan:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
This seems kind of pointless considering the HBO Go app requires a subscription service from HBO through cable/satellite. Should I already have it via cable/satellite then why would I even need this to run through my PS3? I guess there are households that have multiple rooms/tv's not all of them have boxes, but still. Seems to me like double-dipping.
The really cool thing about HBOGo is that you have access to every episode of every season of nearly every show that HBO has ever aired. Shows like Oz, the Sopranos, The Wire, Entourage, Six Feet Under - some of which haven't aired in years, all available in a convenient streaming service. Typically On Demand only has shows that are currently airing or the season that has just aired, so it is not nearly as comprehensive as what Go offers. And On Demand removes them after a very short period. HBO shows are about as exclusive as it gets - you won't find them on Netflix or any other streaming service. Go allows you to peruse their entire library - something that merely subscribing to it via cable doesn't allow.
Thanks for the info: my only concern is for me to get HBO I have to pay for extra channels through my provider to get it, that I don't want or need. And that's just to get be able to use the service HBO Go which is not known if they will be charging for the PS version. I guess we'll see when it launches, but it does have me curious.

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