Apple TV now priced $70, becomes exclusive HBO Now streaming device for $14.99 a month


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.

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13 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

wooooo. cheaper TV too

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Lol. Apple TV exclusive... Dumb...

3. bucky

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.

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

i feel same as you bro

5. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Goddammit. I would have jumped on this if it weren't Apple.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Hopefully this exclusivity wont last long, Im sure Apple has it locked in for Game of Thrones Season 5, once that is done airing then I can see it coming to other platforms.

7. VicktorP

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

HBO has nothing worth $15 a month.

8. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

No thanks, I'll stick to my chromecast, and continue stream from my browser.

11. strudelz100

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.

9. 7thspaceman

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.

12. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Doesn't matter when Apple has the GDP of an average sized nation.

10. jjwieland

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

It probably won't work if you're on Comcast -- don't the block all HBO streaming?

13. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Don't buy Apple TV if you want to use it with Comcast service.

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