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HBO Go Will Soon Be Available On Game Consoles

HBO subscribers will soon finally be able to watch the entire series run of In Treatment via their favorite console.

Among video streaming services, HBO Go has largely been the super-desirable, yet oddly anti-social girl at the party, preferring to keep to itself and its small, core group of HBO subscribers via basic web-streaming and select mobile devices, while Netflix and Hulu Plus whore it up with every supportable device that happens to wander into their field of vision, like the morally destitute strumpets they are.

HBO Go: Bringing a higher class of dwarf orgy than Netflix to your Xbox 360 since 2011.

Now it looks like after a few cocktails, HBO's morals are getting a tad looser, as the pay-cable behemoth today announced during their company earnings call today (as transcribed by Game Informer) that HBO would soon bring the service to other devices already connected to televisions, including game consoles. No specific platforms were mentioned, but one can presume that anything currently rolling Netflix and/or Hulu is a distinct possibility.

For anyone out of the know, HBO Go is essentially a collection of all the movies currently broadcasting on HBO, as well as nearly all of HBO's original programming. Everything from recent favorites like Game of Thrones, Treme, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, to classics like The Wire, Deadwood, and Oz. A few old favorites, like The Larry Sanders Show, Dream On, and Mr. Show aren't available, largely due to rights having been distributed elsewhere (you can find the entire series run of Larry Sanders on Netflix Instant, by the way).

HBO has made a big stink in recent years about services like Netflix's Instant Watch, begrudging license holders for giving away their content and cheapening the value of it. True to that notion, HBO Go is only available to current HBO subscribers, meaning you must have a cable subscription to even access it. No a la carte option currently exists.

Still, for anyone currently hooked into HBO, this is a pretty exciting prospect. Finally, you can watch all the episodes of Taxicab Confessions your parents wouldn't let you when you were twelve, and every tantalizing episode of Cathouse and Real Sex will be at your ready. Oh, and all those movies and non-pornographic TV shows too, I guess.

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Posted by Alex

Among video streaming services, HBO Go has largely been the super-desirable, yet oddly anti-social girl at the party, preferring to keep to itself and its small, core group of HBO subscribers via basic web-streaming and select mobile devices, while Netflix and Hulu Plus whore it up with every supportable device that happens to wander into their field of vision, like the morally destitute strumpets they are.

HBO Go: Bringing a higher class of dwarf orgy than Netflix to your Xbox 360 since 2011.

Now it looks like after a few cocktails, HBO's morals are getting a tad looser, as the pay-cable behemoth today announced during their company earnings call today (as transcribed by Game Informer) that HBO would soon bring the service to other devices already connected to televisions, including game consoles. No specific platforms were mentioned, but one can presume that anything currently rolling Netflix and/or Hulu is a distinct possibility.

For anyone out of the know, HBO Go is essentially a collection of all the movies currently broadcasting on HBO, as well as nearly all of HBO's original programming. Everything from recent favorites like Game of Thrones, Treme, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, to classics like The Wire, Deadwood, and Oz. A few old favorites, like The Larry Sanders Show, Dream On, and Mr. Show aren't available, largely due to rights having been distributed elsewhere (you can find the entire series run of Larry Sanders on Netflix Instant, by the way).

HBO has made a big stink in recent years about services like Netflix's Instant Watch, begrudging license holders for giving away their content and cheapening the value of it. True to that notion, HBO Go is only available to current HBO subscribers, meaning you must have a cable subscription to even access it. No a la carte option currently exists.

Still, for anyone currently hooked into HBO, this is a pretty exciting prospect. Finally, you can watch all the episodes of Taxicab Confessions your parents wouldn't let you when you were twelve, and every tantalizing episode of Cathouse and Real Sex will be at your ready. Oh, and all those movies and non-pornographic TV shows too, I guess.

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Posted by Eazyrider1

Hells of yes.

Posted by xXwindoverXx

WOOO HOOOOOO

Edited by Bass

This is amazing news. That is all.

Also, Omar comin'

Posted by lockwoodx

People will waste their money on anything.

Posted by crusader8463

I just want it in my country so I can actually watch it. That would be nifty.

Posted by Meowshi

SSSSSSSSSSHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Posted by WilliamHenry

@Buzzkill said:

People will waste their money on anything.

What are you even talking about?

Posted by Daveyo520

Just let me pay for HBO Go and not have to have cable.

Posted by rentfn

@Bass: I'm sad that the first comment wasn't Omar Comin'

Posted by Deathpooky

So tempting to resubscribe to HBO. I stopped after I realized I wasn't using it nearly enough to justify the cost, especially since I'm working through the back catalog of HBO original programming on DVD. But this service is awesome enough to maybe make it worth it.

Posted by Meowshi
@Daveyo520 said:
Just let me pay for HBO Go and not have to have cable.
Will never happen.
Posted by cooljammer00

Red Shoe

Posted by TheCheese33

HBO, I will give you tons of moneys if you make an HBO Go-only subscription.

Posted by Dany

@Daveyo520 said:

Just let me pay for HBO Go and not have to have cable.

I doubt that will happen.

This is exciting news, watching HBO Go on my xbox would be awesome as I currently use my parents dish credentials to sign in.

Posted by Hexogen

I assume no extra charge for HBO subscribers? If so, then I'm pretty excited.

Posted by kmg90

Awesome, my friend will finally utilize his access to HBOGO since he doesn't like how he has to plug in a laptop via HDMI to his TV to watch movies off the service!

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

@Bass said:

This is amazing news. That is all.

Also, Omar comin'

Also winter is coming.

Posted by xrayzwei

Until the day HBO go is cable subscription independant I'm out.  I want more reasons to get rid of cable not keep it. 
Posted by cooljammer00
@cooljammer00
Red Shoe
Whoops. Stupid phone keyboard. I meant Red Shoe Diaries.
Posted by Branthog

This is useless, until they stop requiring me to have a cable subscription to get an HBO Go subscription.

Posted by MaddProdigy

YES!!!! Wait, require me to have a cable subscription?

Why isn't the content just on demand? I would pay out the ass for HBO shows, those fuckers!

Posted by DefaultProphet

Awesome. Especially since my provider doesn't have a deal with HBO Go so I don't fucking get it despite paying for HBO!

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

@Buzzkill said:

People will waste their money on anything.

This is actually a fantastic service for a reasonable price, if you already have cable.

Posted by n8

What the fuck does "soon" mean? Give me a PS3 date please and thanks :-)

Posted by DemiGodRaven

Back off my In Treatment son, that's my soap.

Posted by iam3green

well good for people that have HBO. i don't have it so i won't be watching anything. 
 
it seems like consoles are starting to get to become more than just a video game system. hopefully the next systems are going to have even more stuff.

Posted by PercyChuggs

So, instead of just watching everything OnDemand, through my cable box, they think I want to go through my fragile, soon-to-be-RROD'ed Xbox 360 to do this?

Posted by thirteenyahs

This was supposed to be announced at the MS E3 press conference but for whatever reason wasn't.

Posted by ozzdog12
I'd rather have Showtime
Posted by TinyGallon

Proposition for ya'

Posted by LiQuid3600

Super awesome.

Posted by Daveyo520
@Meowshi@Dany: I know but it will be the only way they would get money from me to watch their shows. 
Posted by Scodiac
@Meowshi said:
@Daveyo520 said:
Just let me pay for HBO Go and not have to have cable.
Will never happen.
I totally wish it would because when I had cable HBO was basically all i watched. That and The Movie Network. It's just not worth paying the amount I paid for my cable package for only those. Using On Demand services like Zune or iTunes I get just about everything I want for much less per month. 
Posted by buft

in the UK alot of HBO shows are already on sky player under the channel Sky Atlantic, thats where i watched game of thrones. I assume this news is not for the UK however

Posted by Cornman89

Indeed...

Posted by TheAdmin

@Meowshi said:

@Daveyo520 said:
Just let me pay for HBO Go and not have to have cable.
Will never happen.

Sadly this is probably true, which is really lame.

Posted by Alphazero

Winter is coming. Very excited.

Posted by StrainedEyes

If the day ever comes when HBO offers a self subscription option, and I imagine that day will come eventually, I will be more than happy to pay.

Posted by MisterMouse

I cant wait till an a la carte option is offered.

Posted by AlexW00d

@buft said:

in the UK alot of HBO shows are already on sky player under the channel Sky Atlantic, thats where i watched game of thrones. I assume this news is not for the UK however

I wish so hard that the Sky Player on demand catalogue wasn't so shit. It's good for new broadcasts but that's all.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

@Buzzkill said:

People will waste their money on anything.

Way to live up to your username. HBO Go is free with an HBO subscription.

Posted by Zanthox

YAY Game of Thrones!

Edited by sixpin

I don't understand why this matters. If I'm already sitting in front of my TV I can just use my cable box. Why would I want to use my 360 instead? Maybe for houses with multiple TVs this matters more, but most cable subscribers have multiroom boxes for about $1 a month more. Until I can get HBO Go without a cable subscription having HBO on another box that tethered to a TV just seems superfluous.

Posted by Thor_Molecules

It's all in the game, yo.

Posted by solidejake

Ah sweet! I hope ShoTime got the memo, because Dexter Season 6 is coming out soon.

Edited by the_Hollow

Prepare for Clash of Kings in 2012.

Edited by johnLongview

@Mr_Skeleton said:

@Bass said:

This is amazing news. That is all.

Also, Omar comin'

Also winter is coming.

And with all those Red Shoe Diaries and Cathouse episodes, so am I!

I'm so sorry.

Posted by RockinKemosabe

I hope it's available in Canada... wishful thinking...sigh.

Posted by Peacemaker

It would be nice if Cablevision was aboard. Get it together.

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