HBO Go Comes To Xbox One Sling TV in Time for Game of Thrones
Here's how you'll watch Game of Thrones on your Xbox without paying for cable.
You'll be able to watch the new season of Game of Thrones on your Xbox One without having to pay a cable provider thanks to a new deal between Sling TV and HBO.
The companies today announced that Sling TV, which you can download as an app for your Xbox One, will be the first live Internet TV service to offer scheduled and Video-On-Demand (VOD) content from HBO.
Sling TV and HBO didn't give an exact date, but said that the service will be ready before the season premieres of Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones on April 12.
Sling TV, which requires no contract or extra hardware installation, features channels such as ESPN and ESPN 2, as well as TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network, and Disney Channel. It's available for $20 a month, and getting the HBO content will cost you an extra $15 a month.
This is the same price it will cost you to subscribe to HBO's content through Apple TV or HBONow.com, as was first revealed at an Apple media event in March.
Basically, if all you care about is HBO, paying the $20 a month for Sling TV plus the extra $15 a month for HBO is much cheaper than cable.
Sony, by comparison, is offering PlayStation Vue television streaming service for $50 to $70 depending on the bundle, and so far none of the bundles include HBO.
For lots more on Sling TV and the way it could impact traditional cable providers, be sure to read GameSpot sister site CNET's in-depth coverage.