HBO has released the subscription based service HBO Now as a downloadable app on the Xbox One. Prior to today Xbox One owners had to either have HBO through a provider or they could use a friend’s subscription. HBO Now features the same great HBO content that HBO Go did just without the subscription through a cable or satellite TV provider. Jeff Dallesandro, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Digital Distribution and Business Development for HBO stated in a comment to Xbox Wire the reason that HBO Now is finally coming to the Xbox One, “We’re thrilled to give HBO NOW subscribers easy access to all that HBO has to offer through their Xbox console. Xbox has proven to be a favorite platform for HBO audiences to stream their beloved HBO shows and movies, and we are excited about this next big step in our partnership.”
Xbox has proven to be a favorite platform for HBO audiences to stream their beloved HBO shows and movies.
What you need to do to sign up is click the HBO site link. The process isn’t as easy as Netflix or Hulu. The price for the subscription is $14.99 a month. With new movies and shows like Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley it’s not that bad of a price. Game of Throne and Silicon Valley start this sunday starting at 9pm. In a surprise move by HBO Xbox owners (Xbox 360 included) will be able to watch the season 6 premier episode of Game of Thrones without subscribing to HBO Now. The episode will be available from April 25th to April 28th.