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Current subscribers of HBO will soon be getting more for their monthly fees tacked on to cable bills. The premium cable company’s programming will soon be available to stream on tablets and mobile devices beginning May 2.
The company teased versions of a streaming media app HBO Go on the iPad and android-based mobile devices in a Youtube video (below) released earlier today.
The service will enable subscribers the ability to view the entire library of HBO content, which is composed of 1,400 episodes, documentaries and movies. The downside to all of this is that you must be subscribed to a HBO package through a pre-existing cable or satellite provider, such as Comcast, AT&T, Verizon or DirecTV.
One thing worth pointing is that screens of the iOS application for HBO GO were more than visible in the video — but the shot of the smartphone only contained a video, with no Android user interface to speak of.
The iPad was also the only device specifically named in the teaser video, which could mean that iOS enabled devices will be available at launch, with an Android version to follow there after.
Offering HBO Go support on tablets and mobile devices is another natural step in the company’s strategy to keep its content exclusive, rather than licensing it out to other streaming services like Netflix.