Skip to comments.HBO Go coming to PS3 and PS4 (plus HBO Go w/out a cable subscription!)
Posted on 01/18/2014 3:48:00 PM PST by Straight Vermonter
The HBO Go app is coming to PlayStation 3 soon, with the PlayStation 4 app to follow, according to Sony. As with other HBO Go apps, you will still need an HBO cable TV subscription.
The app grants you much of HBOs content on demand, including its original series including the recently debuted True Detective, older series like Deadwood, and current hits like Game of Thrones. The service also includes sports, documentaries, movies, and more. HBO Go is currently available on several platforms, including the Xbox 360 and soon the Xbox One.
An exact date wasnt given for when the app will appear on the Sony devices, but it will come to the PS3 first, with the PS4 debut to follow. HBO is also planning a standalone HBO Go app that wont require a cable TV HBO subscription, but instead a subscription directly through HBO. There is no time frame yet for this app, and cable TV providers have proven resistant to the idea.
We have a PS3 and use it for Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix. I don’t know if we will get the HBO app, but it is nice to have the option. We have cable with all the movie channels including HBO so for now we probably won’t get the app for sure. I love options though. We use the PS3 in our Media Room with large screen and overhead projector. It works great. It is literally like being in a movie theater. We still go to movies since the movies don’t get on anything for months after release.
Downside of that for HBO is people will only subscribe for the 10 weeks Game of Thrones is on, it's easier to cancel when you don't have to wait on hold for your cable/satellite provider.
I use HBO GO through the ROKU box. It is okay, but sometimes it has problems loading and keeping a stream going. Part of that is because it has to connect through the cable company and through ROKU and the router. They don’t always play well together.
If I continue the same program through the wireless laptop and browser, it doesn’t seem to have those glitches.
I am caught up watching GoT, but it takes so long between seasons that I forget who is what.
Whenever we have a drought of new tv programs, I am going to marathon GoT’s 3 seasons and hope to have a better idea of who is who.
It's like FR isn't even paying attention to 'Net Neutrality'.
I've thought the same thing. Apparently the FCC has the authority to fix this problem (by reclassifying ISPs) but they merely lack the political will to do so.
Reclassification means that the FCC can put AT&T and Comcast in the same regulatory bucket that landline and mobile phone companies have been in since 1910, that dial-up internet access is in, and that DSL Internet access was in until 2005. This bucket is Title II of the Communications Act, a legal category that has forbidden blocking of phone calls and discriminating amongst users for a century. By classifying the carriers as subject to Title II for internet access, the FCC would then have clear jurisdiction to stop blocking and nondiscrimination instead of merely requiring cable and phone companies to disclose when they are doing so. The FCC has the power to do this. SourceThis is the kind of issue that GOP congressional candidates should jump on to attract younger voters.
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