HBO Now Allows Subscribers to Stream HBO Go to Apple TV using AirPlay

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    At today's AllThingsD Dive Into Media Conference, HBO's Eric Kessler announced that from this moment forward, HBO subscribers will be able to use AirPlay with the HBO Go app.

    "Our longterm goal for Go is to be on all devices all platforms," said Kessler. HBO Go is HBO's streaming service that allows subscribers to watch HBO content on PCs, tablets, and consoles.

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    At this time, HBO Go is not available on the Apple TV, but an app is available for the iPad and the iPhone. With today's changes, iDevices are able to stream HBO Go content to the Apple TV using AirPlay, but the two companies are planning to bring a native HBO Go app to the Apple TV.

    "We will get on Apple TV as we've said all along," Kessler said.

    Currently, the Apple TV only supports streaming content from subscription apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus, but Apple has been making efforts to expand its content offerings.

    Article Link: HBO Now Allows Subscribers to Stream HBO Go to Apple TV using AirPlay
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Well, it's a start!
     
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    Always had horrid video quality when I've tried AirPlay from an iOS device to Apple TV, but will give this a go.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    That's a decent sized domino to fall as we wait for a la carte media distribution to become the norm.
     
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    Bout Time. Now we need a vudo app and a native appletv HBO app!
     
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    Only on a mac 2011 or newer! :rolleyes:

    Edit: Alright alright, you got me... I didn't read the article correctly :eek:. I'm still bitter about not being able to use Airplay with my 2010 MBP...
     
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    Finally
     
  9. macrumors 603

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    Great, now let me buy it.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    I will stick with HBOGo through my 1080P SmartTV. Good move to allow the app to be airplayed though, a few weeks too late since I JB my ipad and can airplay HBOGO already...
     
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    Good thing you can use your iPhone and ipad
     
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    So I can use my iOS device when it is connected to my home network, the same network that is connected to my cable internet service, to AirPlay HBO to my TV now? How about just bypassing all of that by either turning on my cable box or introducing an app for the TV?
     
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    It's an app for iDevices.
     
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    Yes, about damn time.
     
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    Or... any iDevice running iOS 6.
     
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    If they did this in the context of a worldwide region then I would be impressed, otherwise its a big yawn.
     
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    Huh? All they're doing is providing their customers access to a service they already pay for, and apparently expecting those customers to wait with bated breath. You can't access HBO Go without subscribing to a traditional cable TV service and paying for the traditional HBO premium channel tier.

    I have my doubts that the ancient channels and cable companies will ever loosen their grip in a way that would let someone like Apple give us a modern experience, so at this point it's probably up to Netflix and others to make them obsolete.
     
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    Great! Now where do I send my subscription money?
    ...don't say "your local cable provider", I don't want to subscribe to their smorgasbord of tripe, I want HBO - no more, no less, for my subscription money.
     
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    About time! Great news!
     
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    Amazon Prime needs to be next. IIRC, the Netflix iOS app has the same restriction.
     
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    For someone like me, I don't have a cable box upstairs and I only keep an Apple TV hooked to it, so it is helpful. That and the fact I cancelled HBO 3 months ago, but they never shut of the HBOGO app on my account :)
     
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    Should I wait to buy an Apple TV? Is a new model expected soon?
     
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    Unlike the Cox iPad app, I believe this works no matter where you are:

    Granted, the AppleTV and iPad/iPhone will have to be on the same WiFi subnet, but that's not an insurmountable problem...
     
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    This is really insignificant. Since you still need to get a cable package to be able to then get HBO I'll just keep using my set top box -- which is easier.

    If a stand alone pay HBO app was created then THAT would be awesome. I'd gladly pay $20 or $25 a month for that alone and be done with all the crap cable channels I never watch.
     

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