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HBO Now goes live for Apple TV

by Brandon Russell | April 7, 2015April 7, 2015 9:40 am PST

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As promised, HBO Now has officially launched for Apple TV, just in time for this Sunday’s Game of Thrones season five premiere. That’s great news for cord-cutters; I wouldn’t be surprised to see the show’s return have its largest ever viewership with HBO now being even more accessible. All you need is to pay a fee of $14.99 per month. If you’re unsure about having the goodness of HBO in your life, you can try it out for free with a 30-day trial.

The service was first unveiled at Apple’s event last month, and promises to bestow users with HBO’s full catalog of content, including its award-winning TV shows and documentaries. It’s been a long, long time coming, but the future of TV is finally taking shape; $14.99 is a bit hefty when you consider something like Netflix is just $9.99/month. But, hey, we’ll take what we can get.

HBO Now will be a timed exclusive for Apple TV, though there will be other means of subscribing to the service ahead of the Games of Thrones premiere. It’s not quite as complicated as it sounds. Basically if you have an Apple device you’ll be able to tune in this Sunday. And if you don’t own Apple’s set-top box, the price of the device was conveniently dropped to $69 for just the occasion.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...