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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:01 PM   #1
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Apple in Talks to Bring HBO Go to the Apple TV




Apple is in talks with HBO to bring that company's HBO Go video streaming service to the Apple TV, reports Bloomberg. HBO Go is a streaming service that allows HBO subscribers to watch HBO content on PCs, tablets, consoles, and other platforms.

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Apple Inc. is in negotiations to start carrying Time Warner Inc.'s HBO Go application on Apple TV by mid-2013, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Cable and satellite subscribers who pay for HBO will be able to watch more than 600 hours of films and television shows on Apple TV, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private.
Currently, Netflix and Hulu Plus are the only subscription service that Apple allows on its Apple TV box, while HBO Go is available on the iPhone and the iPad.

There have been numerous rumors in recent years about Apple's plans for the television, but CEO Tim Cook has been cagey about details other than repeatedly saying that television is "an area of intense interest" for the company

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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Good. Hope than can get MaxGo too.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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This is a nice step, I like where this is going recently. Come on Apple more content, more global content too!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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tunein radio & spotify would be pretty neat as well
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:05 PM   #6
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I want Apple TV to be like Sky, but better!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:06 PM   #7
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Nice. Now add an nfl rewind channel and I'm set
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:06 PM   #8
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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Just watch Comcast not sign on to it. Only thing keeping me from adding a Roku next to my apple tv.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:14 PM   #12
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They keep pulling the string...
Sorry but everytime I read that line I keep thinking of something far more disgusting and I do not want to know what comes out after the string...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:15 PM   #13
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This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box.
But now you can give Apple your money!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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The only thing that would make this cool was if non-cable users could "order" a subscription a la carte from HBO, like you do with Hulu or Netfilx. If its just HBO Go, who cares?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:19 PM   #17
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If they can get HBO out of their being locked tight to the cable providers -- HBO Go only works if you get HBO on cable already -- and get them to offer independent subscription to the Apple TV, that's the first solid blow against cable. They problably want to do it, but they don't dare.

Meanwhile, a Netflix exec said, "We've got to get to being HBO before HBO gets to be Netflix." That's the race.
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This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box.
The beauty of HBO Go is having all the series, all the episodes and movies they have had/are currently playing. I couldn't turn on my tv and go to HBO to watch Entourage if I wanted right at this moment unless it was currently playing.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:19 PM   #19
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Screw HBO. Where's the damn Safari?
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tunein radio & spotify would be pretty neat as well
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:25 PM   #21
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Screw HBO. Where's the damn Safari?
On your Phone/iPad/Mac that you can Mirror right up to the TV.........
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:26 PM   #22
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This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

...by turning on my TV and cable box.

you clearly dont understand the benefits of HBOgo
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:26 PM   #23
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Screw HBO. Where's the damn Safari?
Already there. It's called Airplay mirroring.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:28 PM   #24
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Adding HBO Go is almost pointless. You can only get HBO Go if you subscribe to a TV package that includes HBO. So, this will in no way help any of us "cut the cord."

And... by the way, the main article states that only Netflix and Hulu are available. This is not true. You can also stream sporting events from several leagues.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:29 PM   #25
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Already there. It's called Airplay mirroring.
What if I don't want to use my Macbook to mirror ? I'm stuck with the iPad that won't fill the whole screen.
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