Starting Next Month, No Cable Is Necessary for HBO (Now w/New Game of Thrones Trailer)


UPDATE: A new Game of Thrones trailer has been revealed, in a Tweet I am apparently unable to embed, viewable here.

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.