HBO Releases Application for iPhone

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    HBO, the popular U.S. premium cable channel, yesterday announced the release of a new iPhone application [App Store, Free] offering schedule information, behind-the-scenes videos, and direct links to iTunes for purchasing content.Using the innovative native functionality (scroll, pinch and zoom) of iPhone and iPod touch, the HBO App allows consumers to easily navigate through programming schedules, view short form video clips and episode guides, create reminder alerts for programs of interest as well as purchase full-length episodes and other content on iTunes and HBO application also allows users to automatically view program schedules based on their location, as well as offering Facebook and Twitter integration to allow users to share information from the app with others. A "hidden objects" game is also included within the application."We think the HBO App for iPhone and iPod touch will quickly attract both HBO's loyal fans as well as new consumers," said Alison Moore, Vice President, Brand Strategy. "With the most up-to-date content and information about our programming, schedules, stars, and more, the HBO App will become a key entertainment resource for our consumers."Further information on the HBO application for the iPhone and iPod touch, including a "sneak peek" video, is available on HBO's dedicated page.


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  2. str1f3 macrumors 68000

    Aug 24, 2008
    I'm starting to get the feeling that these companies are making apps just for the sake of it.
  3. Vandam500 macrumors 68000


    Sep 29, 2008
    Same here. I mean I can't complain that we are getting apps of everything but I think it's getting a little bit out of hand but whatever.
  4. rebeccamartin macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2009
    what ever it is if its useful to us then no problem we can welcome and anything...
  5. StudioGuy macrumors regular


    Nov 4, 2003
    A good thing

    I don't think this is meaningless.

    I think this is linked with Apple bringing more media/TV content access through their current and future ;) devices.

    Looking forward to 2010 with AAPL.
  6. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Downloaded and deleted. I can get a schedule via one of the various TV apps on my phone. I was hoping there would be true On Demand capabilities here, but unless I missed something there isn't.

    Looks slick, but not much benefit to me.
  7. spydr macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2005
    Can't blame these companies wanting to stay 'relevant' with efforts such as these – I see it as a step out of their tech dormancy.
    Who knows what capabilities are to emerge in a couple of years after Apple tablet! :D
  8. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    I'm waiting for my cleaner to release an iphone app.

    5 years ago, who would have dreamed we'd be sitting about complaining about the vast flow of slick, polished applications for an Apple gadget?
  9. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/7D11)

    More useless stuff to fill up my iPhone with
  10. TheSlush macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2007
    New York, NY
    I could see an augmented reality app using the camera to display on-the-fly washing instructions, fiber blend percentages, starch recommendations, etc etc etc...
  11. RappleRapple macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Ask my MacBook, iPhone, Steve Jobs or my wife!
    This is app is so slow that it's quicker to go turn on the TV and look at the guide.

  12. jaforres macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2009
    I am not sure I see the value in this one. Am I missing something?
  13. atomsapple macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    Mpls, MN
    haha.. i must agree with you. especially when they all pretty much do the something as their website pretty much. how about HBO pushes down boundaries like they do with their original material on their program.. and supply episodes to stream on the iphone at a certain price.. kind of like how amazon does. then it would be something worthy of being downloaded. :cool:
  14. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2010
    Stop complaining the same could be said for 90% off the apps in the app store. I really don't get why the app store is such a boasting point when its clearly flooded with JUNK!
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    Jun 20, 2010

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