HBO shows in iTunes; how long is the wait?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by boston04and07, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Does anyone know how long it usually takes for HBO episodes to appear on iTunes? I was just looking for episodes of The Newsroom, which aired over the summer, but haven't been able to find them. Thanks in advance.
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    From my experience with AMC titles, like Breaking Bad, the show will air at 10pm EST and then by 0300 am EST I get an email saying it's ready on iTunes to be downloaded. So about 5 hours or so if you have a subscription for the current season.

    Otherwise, some shows/seasons won't appear in iTunes or Netflix until after the beginning of the latest season.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I've previously found HBO shows that don't appear on iTunes until they're also on Blu-ray.
  4. DP812 macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2009
    For HBO, I think it might take until the show is available on DVD. Season two of Game of Thrones isn't even on the iTunes Store yet, probably because there's no DVD release yet. They want you to subscribe to HBO through a cable provider, so they're not going to let you get the show in advance of the DVD.
  5. boston04and07 thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Hmm...yes, they all aired last summer so I'm thinking I probably won't see them until the blu ray comes out. Thank you all for your quick response.
  6. linds15 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    Great White North
    Hbo is roughly a year usually. Amc and fx usually has a season pass on iTunes for their shows.

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