Apple in talks to add HBO Go content to Apple TV

by tomek on February 1, 2013


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Bloomberg reports that Apple will add HBO Go content to Apple TV by mid-2013. According to “two people familiar with the plans”, HBO subscribers (cable and satellite) will be able to watch over 600 hours of films and TV shows on Apple TV.

Although there are HBO Go apps for iPhone and iPad, streaming HBO Go content to Apple TV via AirPlay or AirPlay Mirroring isn’t currently possible as video out is blocked in HBO Go app (it only streams audio). At this moment, the only way to enjoy HBO content on Apple TV is via Comcast’s Xfinity TV app (subscription to Comcast and HBO is required).

This is not the first time Apple adds more content to the Apple TV this year. A few weeks ago the company added Vivendi‘s subscription video service Watchever to Apple TV in Germany. The service is best described as a German version of Netflix that holds both German and American content, including content from HBO, CBS, ABC and BBC.

The more content on Apple TV, the more chances for Apple HDTV to become a reality?

[Image: Engadget]

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