HBO Teams Up With Apple For New Streaming Service

HBO Teams Up With Apple For New Streaming Service

I grew up in a “television household.” I can’t imagine not having TV.

Over the years, friends have more and more told me “Oh, I don’t watch that. I don’t watch TV. I don’t have a television.”

I couldn’t imagine that. Period.

But, with the internet becoming more and more a part of our lives in every facet, I can see it now.

The price of a full spectrum of cable or satellite TV stations costs close to $100 a month. And then we flip through channel after channel saying, “there’s nothing on” because so much is crap.

Well, now, I can actually see life without cable subscriptions at this point. Most of what I make a point to watch is on HBO. And starting in April you can subscribe to HBO via internet for only $14.99 a month.

Via press release:

Apple will give viewers the ability to enjoy HBO programming via HBO NOW. Upon launch, customers can subscribe using the HBO NOW app on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or directly on Apple TV for instant access. Users can purchase HBO NOW directly in-app for $14.99 a month. Upon registering, subscribers will also be able to watch at HBONOW.com. HBO will offer a 30 day introductory free trial period to new HBO NOW customers who sign up through Apple in April.

That’s a deal. And if you sign up in April – you get a free month. I love free!

Plus, since you already have internet at that point, most networks offer the bulk of their shows online for free now. So even ABC or CBS TV series are available.

And if you want to watch all this on your TV, get an Apple TV unit (one-time purchase at $99 with cable), connect that baby up, and go! Widescreen wonderfulness.

Seriously, why do we need cable or satellite TV at this point?