We’ve been pining for HBO GO on our HDTVs for some time. While we’ve seen some hacks and support is supposedly headed to Samsung devices this fall, I’ve got even better news to share with you today. As all Roku models will receive access to a dedicated HBO GO app by the end of the month.
I’ve frequently declared that HBO GO is arguably the best value in entertainment — for those who subscribe to cable or satellite. Cord cutters need not apply. Included in the cost of an HBO subscription (~$20?) is online access to the complete and broad catalog of all original HBO programming. Think Deadwood, Sopranos, The Wire, and Boardwalk Empire. Further, there’s a solid selection of movies on demand, including some current releases in addition to the back catalog stuff you’d expect.
Basically, HBO GO will my make Roku infinitely more valuable than any of my other streaming boxes. For a time, anyway. As I suspect HBO, like Netflix, intends to leverage as many platforms as possible. It’s just too bad they’ve yet to consider an over-the-top, online-only subscription.