Apple in Talks to Bring HBO Go to the Apple TV

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    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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    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

    Article Link: Apple in Talks to Bring HBO Go to the Apple TV
     
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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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    tunein radio & spotify would be pretty neat as well
     
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    Nice. Now add an nfl rewind channel and I'm set
     
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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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    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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    This would be exciting, except I already get HBO on my TV...

    ...by turning on my TV and cable box. :rolleyes:
     
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    But now you can give Apple your money!
     
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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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    The Big Crack

    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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    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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    Airplay
     
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    On your Phone/iPad/Mac that you can Mirror right up to the TV.........
     
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    you clearly dont understand the benefits of HBOgo
     
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    Already there. It's called Airplay mirroring.
     
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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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    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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