HBO Go Coming To Gaming Consoles

August 3, 2011, By Christian Davis

The wildly popular premium cable network is something any HBO buff should have. Providing every episode of every HBO original series is something that anybody would want. Thanks to the success of the service, CEO Jeff Bwekes said on the company’s earnings call that HBO’s TV Everywhere service would soon be available on not just our web browsers and mobile devices but on our connected TVs and videogame consoles as well.

With the services mobile apps being downloaded over 4 million times on iPhone, iPad, and Andriod devices since launch and customers viewing content more on HBO Go than those who don’t have the service, expansion just makes sense. With Hulu Plus and Netflix being a gamer’s main source of television, HBO Go will fit in perfectly.

By including internet connected televisions and gaming consoles that are becoming more like entertainment hubs, HBO is definitely on the right track and it’s just a matter of time before other networks such as Showtime start to go the same route.

Will this overtake Netflix or Hulu Plus in terms of popularity? Probably not. However, the aforementioned services do have content removed periodically in combination with content that no one really wants to see, making HBO a firm competitor in the streaming service; consistently giving us the shows and movies we want at all times.

 

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