As CNET points out, HBO, the premium cable television network owned by Time Warner Cable, will be releasing an iOS app that streams movies and the network’s own shows. HBO posted a teaser video of the upcoming HBO Go on its YouTube channel last week that highlights the app’s features and indicates a planned release date of May 2, 2011:
The video includes the following description:
HBO GO.® It’s HBO. Anywhere.® You’re just a click away from instant access to over 1400 HBO programs including HBO original series, blockbuster hits, sports, specials and more. Coming soon to iPad®, iPhone®, and Android.™ Free with your HBO subscription through participating TV providers.
While we’re normally not fans of the high subscription prices of premium cable channels, subscribing to HBO to get access to content like Game of Thrones and True Blood on the go with this upcoming app is becoming a tempting proposition, particularly if the app will work while connected to a 3G data network.