HBO Fights Netflix with HBO Go & True Blood

By Lividity on Mar 2 2011 | 3 Comments »

truebloodopening true blood hbo HBO has announced that it is making nearly all of its titles available for the HBO Go service. In an effort to squelch Netflix streaming, HBO said today that they are putting more than 1,400 of its shows on the service. This includes all episodes of True Blood (and the Sopranos – yay!). HBO subscribers can instantly stream the shows via devices with broadband connections.

HBO Go is a version of Time Warner’s TV anywhere concept, which lets cable, satellite and telephone subscribers access programing through computers, smartphones and tablet devices once they are authenticated as paying customers. The service is available for no extra cost to Comcast Xfinity TV, Verizon Fios, Cox Advanced TV and AT&T U-Verse customers. What about us subscribers with DirecTV eh?

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3 Responses to “HBO Fights Netflix with HBO Go & True Blood”

  1. Krissy says:

    Or those of us with MediaCom. As if having to use MediaCom isn’t punishment enough, now we also don’t get access to this cool HBO feature. Damn you MediaCom! Must you constantly thwart me?

  2. David says:

    I agree with you Krissy. I hate the fact that my only choice for cable is Mediacom. I live in an area that the “county” (anything outside of the actual city limits) is solely Mediacom and everything within city limits is serviced by Comcast. The real kicker for me is that I can throw a rock across the city/county line from my house. My only other option is with some sort of satellite service which I do not want due to internet options. Mediacom is always one of the last to add anything to it’s services. If they truly were one the best and more advanced cable companies then we would have services such as online DVR programming and of course streaming video such as HBO Go. I would switch to Comcast in a heart beat if I could

  3. Jessie says:

    I also agree, my only choice for cable is Mediacom and I hate it. I rent and I can’t even get Direct TV or Dish Network if I wanted to. For lack of any other way to phrase it mediacom has me by the balls and they only answer that they will give me is that “they are in talks” and they have been saying that for 4 months now. No kind of media takes that long to get running this is 2011 something new comes out every second and yet it is going to take them a year to get some simple service it’s pathetic!!! The only reason I don’t drop cable all together is because I need HBO to watch true blood. Other wise with most show available to watch the next day and with Hulu, cable isn’t really a need for me.

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