Apple TV now priced $70, becomes exclusive HBO Now streaming device for $14.99 a month
posted by Daniel P. / Mar 09, 2015, 12:21 PM
CEO Tim Cook just invited the HBO CEO Richard Pepler to the stage, and he announced that HBO Now, the new subscription streaming service of HBO that has been in the works for a while, will make a cameo exclusively on Apple TV as soon as next month. This HBO Now streamer will be present within the channel, and will run you $14.99 a month. Of course, the beauty of it is that no cable subscription is needed, and those that get HBO Now in April, will get the first month for free. All HBO current television shows and movies, like Game of Thrones, as well as those that the network has aired in the past, like The Sopranos, will be accessible within that HBO Now subscription, pretty game-changing. Oh, did we mention that the Apple TV hockey puck will now run you $69, instead of the $99 so far? Well, yeah, it just got 30% cheaper, too.
Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009
nice! If it wasnt for the wife, i would have cancelled all cable tv already. All of the good shows that i actually want to watch arent on regular cable TV anyways. between this and netflix, I barely see any reason to watch regular tv anymore apart from news and sports.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 12:38 PM 2
Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012
No thanks, I'll stick to my chromecast, and continue stream from my browser.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 2:16 PM 1
Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014
Luckily Apple TV users can do the same exact thing. And anything else they want to do on their mac and display wirelessly in 1080P to their TV for that matter. I stream everything to my big screen and don't even have to run an anti-virus.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 10:12 PM 0
Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011
How much did Apple pay HBO to steam only on their device. folks I see a 60 inch Apple voice controlled TV set coming down the road soon. HBO will make it more sales worthy.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:02 PM 0
Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014
It probably won't work if you're on Comcast -- don't the block all HBO streaming?
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 7:28 PM 0
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