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Standalone Service to Be Called “HBO Now”?

Standalone Service to Be Called “HBO Now”?

Rumors have surfaced that shed a bit of light on the upcoming HBO standalone streaming service aimed at cord-cutters who would rather not pay for a large subscription package via a traditional cable company.  Announced last year that “sometime in 2015″ HBO would debut this service, we haven’t heard much since, until now, apparently. Here are the highlights from IBTimes‘ report:The new service will be called “HBO Now” and will be completely separate from HBO Go. HBO Now will cost around $15, about the same price as an HBO subscription is now. HBO may be partnering with Apple to launch the service (no...

HBO Go Available on Playstation 4 Starting Today

HBO Go Available on Playstation 4 Starting Today

Wait, HBO go isn’t everywhere?  Well, it’s on iPhone, Android, Xbox, several types of smart TVs, iPad, desktop browsers and Roku just to name a few.  It’s even available on Playstation THREE right now.  But due to the complexity of writing such a beautiful app in several different coding languages, HBO go is only now releasing on Sony’s Playstation 4 game console TODAY. That’s right, go to your PS4 now and download this thing because it’s there for you.  Here’s a preview video celebrating the release:We keep a running list of all of the devices that we know HBO Go to work on so be sure to...

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

First Game of Thrones Season 5 Poster

HBO is usually tight-lipped about their flagship series, Game of Thrones.  Only a premiere date and a trailer have been dropped thus far.  That’s why fans are excited over something as small as a poster!  Though, it is a nice looking poster, right?  Here it is:You probably already knew the date and time.  It was emblazoned onto your skull the moment you heard it.  Any clues to be gained from the poster?  Leave us a comment below with your theories. Game of Thrones premieres April 12th at 9PM on HBO, of...

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Series on Blu-Ray and DVD Release Date

It’s a series that ended with bang, and no one went quietly. Boardwalk Empire’s five seasons will be uniting on Blu-Ray and DVD this spring for the perfect Father’s Day gift. HBO has announced a beautiful 20 disc set that will be the envy of any gangster flick fan. The set comes out May 19th, 2015 so pre-order yours now and check Father’s Day (or a late Mother’s Day?) off of your list this year.  Presented for the first time as a complete series set, the release also include a brand new bonus disc featuring several pieces of never-before-seen content. Here’s a look at the set:In addition to the bonus...

HBO Programs Win a Pair of Oscars in 2015

HBO Programs Win a Pair of Oscars in 2015

No, not for Game of Thrones, of course. HBO, from time to time picks up an Academy Award for their documentary films.  We review each and every one here at HBO Watch so be sure to check those out if you haven’t in the past.  Last night HBO won both “Best Documentary” and “Best Documentary Short”.  Can’t do any better than that in this field!  Here are the details on the big HBO win last night: The HBO Documentary Films presentation CITIZENFOUR received the Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary Feature, and the HBO Documentary Films presentation CRISIS HOTLINE: VETERANS PRESS 1 received the...

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