One of the most popular gaming consoles, turned media streaming device, Xbox One has plenty of apps which one can stream right onto the TV set. This time Xbox One announced that they will add the much-anticipated HBO Go to their list of channels. The app is not available for everyone at the moment, but some US Xbox One users can already enjoy it.
In order to get the HBO Go app on you Xbox One you need to be a subscriber to a cable or a satellite TV service. Richard Plepler, HBO CEO announced that his company will release a stand-alone service in the US next year so the viewers can enjoy HBO without a satellite package or a cable subscription.
There are more than 10 million broadband users in North America, and the numbers are growing by the year, so it’s a great opportunity for HBO to get inside every American home. Plepler added that:
“That is a large and growing opportunity that should no longer be left untapped. It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO.
The wait is finally over and user can have the HBO Go app on their Xbox One streaming device. The device support gesture and voice commands via Kinect.
The HBO Go apps have been available on other gaming consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This is actually the first time when the HBO Go app is made available on a current-generation streaming console.
There were rumors last month saying that the HBO App was still in a testing phase before being released on the Xbox One console and apparently the app passed all the tests and is suitable for public consumption. Those who can get the HBO Go app on their Xbox One console can enjoy super popular TV shows lie Game of Thrones, True Detective, Girls and older shows like The Sopranos and Entourage.
Official sources say that after HBO Go will be made available on every Xbox One console, it will also be released on the PlayStation 4. It’s not clear yet when that is going to happen.