Exclusive to Apple, HBO's New Streaming Service 'HBO Now' Will Go Live in Early April
In partnership with Apple, HBO has announced its standalone streaming service, HBO Now, which will give users access to all of its original programming, including TV shows, films, and documentaries online.
We've all seen this coming for some time now, and today at Apple's big March event HBO's CEO Richard Plepler made the announcement that they'd be providing subscription-based streaming services at $14.99/mo.
As you might've guessed, one stipulation of the partnership with Apple is that HBO Now will require customers to use an Apple TV, iPad, or iPhone to access content outside of their computers. This might not be a huge deal for those who already use these devices, but for everyone else, you'll probably have to wait a bit longer to get this sort of service on a Roku or PS4/Xbox One (apparently Apple's exclusive deal is three months). Otherwise, you can always watch on your computer (or on your TV with your computer connected).
Plepler says that HBO Now will be available in early April, and if customers sign up then, they'll get a free month of service.