HBO Go app hitting PS3 today, no word on PS4

Watch every episode of every season of HBO's shows starting today on your PlayStation 3 and sometime later on PlayStation 4.

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HBO Go, the network's streaming service, will be available on PlayStation 3 later today through a free app, Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog. Sony is working "diligently" with HBO to get the PlayStation 4 version ready, PlayStation executive Phil Rosenberg said, but there's no release date yet for it.

The HBO Go app will be free to download on PS3 and PS4, but you'll need an HBO subscription from your cable or satellite provider to access on-demand content like episodes of Game of Thrones or True Detective.

An HBO Go app is currently available on Xbox 360 and a version of the app for the Xbox One is scheduled to launch for the platform sometime this year.

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Discussion

37 comments
Vodoo
Vodoo

Wow... Better late than never I suppose. The 360 has only had this app for the past 6 yrs. What the hell took so long?

straightcur
straightcur

Only for U.S.   They don't care about any other customers....

Blue-Sky
Blue-Sky

So why doesn't Xbox one have it? 

hadlee73
hadlee73

Booooooo. I wish we had something like that for PS3 in New Zealand. :/

smackdowner360
smackdowner360

Oh wow HBO go is just now on the PS3 thats crazy.Xbox owners has had that for years now

NorseLax09
NorseLax09

sweet, now i really have no reason to have an xbox live account!

leimonides
leimonides

If only they had somekind of subscription service specific to this application; even if it was paying for episodes single or a flat fee for a specific show for a period of time. Through various reasons I have no more HBO access; all I want is Game Of Thrones! True Blood to a lesser extent.

tomtutt
tomtutt

Wow, an app that was available for XBox 360 and smartphones YEARS ago!

IndremaLover
IndremaLover

Since HBO blows since Sopranos ended (ok, GOT is pretty good) no big loss here.  What i would LIKE to see on PS4 is:


Pandora

Twitch

Youtube


Cult
Cult

Will this work in Canada?

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

So how does that work?  Need to subscribe to HBO on dish/cable first or this by itself?  How expensive if it is or it show by show on demand?  Article doesn't tell much about it for people that don't know.   Kinda want to see GoT seasons 4.  

FastRobby
FastRobby

Two years later than the Xbox 360... XBL best service.

mcmflyguy
mcmflyguy

i actually tweeted hbogo and said when is an app coming to xbox one, and they tweeted back quickly and said when we know, you'll know. lol sigh I just want to be able to watch entourage again.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Ahhh True Detective... What a fantastically brilliant show

wookiegr
wookiegr

Does your paid subscription to HBO Go work on Xbox without a paid Gold subscription?

pyro1245
pyro1245

so this is an alternative to what? renting a cable box from your cable provider?

wdma
wdma

Finally!
PS4/XB1 version lost into oblivion apparently 

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@leimonides  true. then again, it is very easy to find alternative ways to watch tv shows for free anyways. 

wristbreaker
wristbreaker

@tomtutt  which requires you to pay for an xbox live account!!! you just got XBONED!!!

SlimeSwayze
SlimeSwayze

@IndremaLover I'd recommend trying out shows like Deadwood, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and True Detective.  I think all of those shows are at least as good (some of them even better) than The Sopranos.  HBO has shown that they are able to bring out good new shows fairly regularly. 

straightcur
straightcur

@Cult NO. As usual, sony ignores its Canadian customers.  We don't get half the apps offered on ps3.

mmmmspaghetti
mmmmspaghetti

@Rayzakk  You need to have an HBO subscription through cable/dish in order to get access to HBOGO. HBOGO is free with your HBO subscription.

NorseLax09
NorseLax09

@FastRobby  except you have to pay for xbl AND HBO subscriptions just to watch HBO content...Yeah, just keep telling yourself that...


PayneKiller
PayneKiller

@wookiegr  neither does your paid sub for Netflix, or any other of Xbox's apps for that matter.

mcmflyguy
mcmflyguy

@wookiegr it should. gold allows you to play multiplayer online. as long as you have an online connection you should be able to play hbo go.

Tech-head
Tech-head

@pyro1245  

HBOGo allows you to watch any HBO show ever made, on demand.  It's their on demand service.

Just having HBO means you watch what ever is scheduled for a particular time.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

@mmmmspaghetti @Rayzakk Sounds more expensive than what I want then.  Directv ran all kinds of free previews during the last few months and hardly ever found anything worth watching.  Did get to see the Hobbit and Prometheus and sure glad I didn't pay to see them. 

FastRobby
FastRobby

@NorseLax09 @FastRobbyPay so my services work, no problem with that. Definitely not because it's not only HBO Go I would be paying for, also multiplayer gaming, netflix, etc etc. You make it sound like I pay 3$ per month extra just to watch HBO Go. But it's also for all the other services, and all together they give me a better experience compared to XBL competitors.