Confirming numerous rumors about HBO Go becoming available independently of cable or satellite TV, HBO today announced HBO Now, which will allow access to original programming and movies. It’s like the WWE Network for HBO shows, and only costs a little more: $14.99 a month.
[It is, however, unfortunately tied to Apple. “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.”]
If I weren’t wedded to cable – by which I mean wedded to someone who considers it mandatory – I’d now have one more thing to justify cutting the cord. The King shall do as he likes.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist