HBO Go About to Go Mobile

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News Posted: Wed, Apr 20 2011 9:33 AM
The HBO Go service, launched in February 2010, which allows customers of DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, and more to catch up on their HBO favorites over the Web, is about to go mobile, which makes sense based on its name. The company has teased iPad, iPhone, and Android viewing in an HBO video posted on YouTube late last week.

The video says:
"Get every episode of every season of your favorite HBO shows, plus hit movies and much more. All free to HBO subscribers and all streaming on your iPad, laptop, or smartphone wherever you are."

The video didn't specify a date that the service would launch, but "05.02.11" was flashed on-screen before the video ended. It also didn't say whether or not users would be able to connect to HBO Go over 3G, but the statement "wherever you are" leads to speculation that it will.

Streaming video over 3G usually leaves a lot to be desired, however. All the more reason to stay connected to wi-fi, we say, or hope for the LG G-Slate or Motorola Xoom (when it becomes 4G). Watch the teaser below.

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This is really cool too bad I don't have cable. The only time I watch video on my phone is when I'm on a trip. If I want to watch tv I'm usually by a tv or computer with a larger screen than a phone. Would be good on a tablet though!

Now you're just mashing it!

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Apr 20 2011 12:39 PM

This is interesting because HBO is a big player in the transmission as well as producing space for media. I personally think it will go to this (digital web) as a transfer method if not predominately at least market wide.

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OSunday replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 12:26 AM

HBO is really broadening their market with the recent release of HBOGO, their online streaming service and now their hitting the mobile platform too.

Aside from the fact they put out some great original content, their methods of delivering that content is only expanding, and is better for HBO and their consumers

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Apr 21 2011 1:41 PM

I still don't much get the point in watching video on a 4" screen. I guess if you were on a train or a bus or something maybe. Other than that I don't see any reason for it a slate is 10" as well as more geared for watching video. Still watching it on a smart phone I guess is just more of a convenience!

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