Items tagged with HBO-GO

Roku’s family of streaming media boxes have proven as popular as anything in that market, and the company is rolling out a refreshed lineup with new names: the Roku 1 and Roku 2 (which are more in line moniker-wise with the Roku 3, launched earlier this year), as well as an entry-level offering called the Roku LT. The Roku LT will run you just $49.99 and offers up to 720p HD quality. The Roku 1 is a step up and offers 1080p HD for $59.99, and the Roku 2 ($79.99) adds a headphone jack and dual-band wireless capabilities. The flagship Roku 3 ($99.99) has the same features as the Roku 2 but... Read more...
Speaking of competition on the streaming entertainment front, Apple is close to securing a deal with Time Warner Cable that would bring the latter’s channels to the Apple TV, reports Bloomberg. This jibes with rumors from nearly a year ago that Apple was capitulating to pay-TV providers by looking at deals to offer their content through Apple TV rather than trying to build a robust portfolio of content from other sources to compete against them. Apple TV The report also stated that Apple was snagging Pete Distad, formerly of Hulu, ostensibly to help negotiate more content provider deals such... Read more...
HBO’s HBO GO and MAX GO streaming services let pay-TV subscribers stream HBO and Cinemax programming to computers and other devices such as the Roku box and Xbox 360, and now those with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices can join in the fun. Android Central spotted the update, and they also noticed that the update applies only to phones running Ice Cream Sandwich--their tablets and Google TV devices weren’t supported. The HBO GO and MAX GO app pages on Google Play say “Now supporting Android phones running up to version 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich)”, so that certainly indicates... Read more...