The HBO Now video streaming service is now available across multiple Apple devices. The standalone premium streaming service was first introduced at Apples special event on March 9.
HBO Now offers instant access to the pay TV services lengthy list of original programming, as well as hit movies, documentaries, sports, and comedy specials. The service represents thefirst time HBO is being offered to users without a cable or satellite subscription.
Like with HBO Go, HBO Now serves as a video on demand (VOD) service and not near-real-time streams of HBO’s linear channels.HBO Now also does not include programming streams or content from sister premium service Cinemax.
To get started
Apple customers can subscribe using the HBO Now app on their iPhone/iPod touch and iPad or directly on Apple TV for instant access. Upon registering, Apple subscribers will also be able to watch on the HBO Now website.The cost of the service is $14.99 per month; for a shorttime, HBOisoffering a 30 day introductory free-trial period to new customers who sign up through Apple.HBO Now is initially only available to customers in the United States and certainU.S. territories.
HBO Now will only be available on Apple devices and throughOptimum Online for the next three months.