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HBO GO for PS3 Coming Soon, PS4 to Follow

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Senior Vice President, Business Development, SCEA

Earlier this evening at the inaugural Buzzfeed Brews event in New York City, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced that HBO and PlayStation have partnered to offer the popular HBO GO app − first on PlayStation 3, with PlayStation 4 to follow.

HBO GO app on PS3

With the HBO GO app on your PlayStation system and an HBO subscription via your cable or satellite provider, you’ll have unlimited, on-demand access to your favorite HBO shows, like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and True Detective. HBO GO offers every episode of every season of the network’s best shows. You can also enjoy hit movies, sports, documentaries, and comedy specials, as well as special behind-the-scenes extras.

As a huge Game of Thrones fan, I can’t wait to watch the show using my PS3. Speaking of which, click here to watch the season 4 trailer that premiered earlier this week, in case you missed it.

Keep checking back here for more updates on when the HBO GO app will be available to download on PS3 and PS4.

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AMiL3GENDx said:

January 16th, 5:20 pm

Any plans for a Vita app too?

gerneric123 said:

January 16th, 5:21 pm

I suppose HBO is a no go for Vita. Not much of a surprise given the barren app availability on the platform.

RyuZX said:

January 16th, 5:21 pm

Too bad you have to have a cable subscription… that’s a cord I prefer to keep severed.

puresilence said:

January 16th, 5:23 pm

Does this work with Comcast?

MarkakaJin said:

January 16th, 5:23 pm

By the nine! This is very good news! I was thinking of getting HBO just for Game of Thrones. Spring is coming!

RE_Player said:

January 16th, 5:23 pm

Please be available for Canada.

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    Phil Rosenberg said:

    January 17th, 4:53 pm

    America only for now. Based upon HBO’s rights.

Battlehead said:

January 16th, 5:24 pm


shadyblaz3 said:

January 16th, 5:26 pm

approx. date? soon is too vague! ive been waiting for this forever!

Sharingan_itachi said:

January 16th, 5:34 pm

What about Vita?

LegacyProject said:

January 16th, 5:37 pm

Me thinks this is HBO getting its foot in the door to eventually sever their relationship with cable and go the WWE Network route.

Hologram00 said:

January 16th, 5:41 pm

this coming to canada aswell? plus it should come to vita!!

plaztiksyke said:

January 16th, 5:41 pm

Still not interested unless its untethered.

That being said, will the HBO Go streams be higher quality on PlayStation platforms like Netflix was? PlayStation got the SuperHD high-bitrate video, and the surround sound, before other platforms if I recall correctly. Technical specifications on codecs and maximum bitrates would be good.

At the moment, I still prefer to own my favorite TV shows on bluray, namely for the DTS-HD audio. Deadwood’s score is AMAZING on bluray. Are there HD transfers/encodes of HBO shows on HBO GO that currently aren’t on bluray? I’ve been waiting forever for The Wire, Six Feet Under, Carnivale, and Big Love to come out on bluray..

gekko1986 said:

January 16th, 5:45 pm

Any details on video quality or the support for surround sound?

DeathGazer said:

January 16th, 5:51 pm

I’ve been waiting for this when for so damn long. Back when True Blood was still a decent show…seems like forever ago.

etscott said:

January 16th, 5:56 pm

Great news. I bought a roku box last year just for HBO go, and I’d much rather have this app on my ps3/ps4. Hope this comes very soon.

o0_FLoWiDa_0o said:

January 16th, 5:57 pm

Will the video quality for HBO GO be in HD?

RedBird06 said:

January 16th, 6:05 pm

Pretty cool. Very cool actually.

Biggz124 said:

January 16th, 6:09 pm

3 1/2 questions?

Will it be coming to Canada? In the form of HBO Go or the TMN bundle app?

2. Video quality choices?

3. 5.1? 7.1 audio?

sparepart said:

January 16th, 6:33 pm

Why is vita not apart of this? They do make a mobile app.

Seeby4 said:

January 16th, 6:33 pm

This is going to be awesome. Now I won’t have to sit in the family room with the Apple TV to catch up on my shows all the time. I’ll be able to sit in my own room.

magicfan345 said:

January 16th, 6:38 pm

Hodor…. Hodor…. Hodor…. Hodor….

CmdrSinclair said:

January 16th, 6:40 pm

Finally! Been waiting forever! Vita would be nice too.

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

January 16th, 6:48 pm

@3, 10, & 12

Add me to the list of people who would subscribe to HBO GO if you didn’t also have to have a cable subscription. I have no interest in ever paying for cable TV again. I’m more than happy streaming my video entertainment through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and YouTube on my PlayStation.

KidCommando said:

January 16th, 7:04 pm

Why no Vita love? seems kinda lame when there is a mobile app on other devices.

For people who do have HBO, check out True Detective. The show just started last Sunday and it looks to be a pretty good crime drama / thriller with great acting. I’m very much looking forward to the next episode.

nampad said:

January 16th, 7:18 pm

Hey HBO, please also support the Vita with an app. Thank you.

Crazysoulman said:

January 16th, 7:21 pm

Yes to every ? You guys are asking.
The a it will work with any service provider u have!
If u have JOB u have it!
Also when are we getting Flixter? Any one know?
Need to know thanks!

Crazysoulman said:

January 16th, 7:23 pm

Hbo I meant to say !

snakeeyes211 said:

January 16th, 7:29 pm

Thank you Phil

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    Phil Rosenberg said:

    January 17th, 4:57 pm

    Oh no, thank YOU. Really. We want to bring you guys the best of the best and the services you want.

mastorofpuppetz said:

January 16th, 7:48 pm

@3, HBO is well worth the small cost, their shows are on another level then pretty much every other network.

Let me guess Sony, no canada right?

RISE_UP44 said:

January 16th, 7:51 pm

I am very happy about this.

Syrlis said:

January 16th, 8:10 pm

Well that’s awesome (and about time). Sadly I will never get to use it. We switched from crappy Comcast to Verizon FiOS years ago when the first put in FiOS in our area. Then months later Frontier Communications bought up the northwest fios from Verizon. A couple weeks in frontier dropped HBOgo support. That was almost 4 years ago. Unless we switch back to crappy Comcast (now branded xfinity) I will NEVER get to use hbogo :'( only I thing I can do is hope for a better ISP to come into the neighborhood (Google maybe?) who knows how long that’ll be.

thezenguy said:

January 16th, 8:28 pm

nice!!! i;ve been waiting for this. :D

BoNeSaW23 said:

January 16th, 8:45 pm

YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! About time!

Thank You Sony and HBO!

Now please tell us a release date and video quality for GO.

TakenTripod said:

January 16th, 9:19 pm

I’ll +1, ditto, me too, what he said, you said it, to the Vita comments. Why is the Vita being left out? On that note, why can’t I play mobile games that Android and iOS get as well. Is Vita hard to develop for?

rabidninjamonky said:

January 16th, 9:25 pm

Took long enough. I gave up on this ever happening, and bought a Roku last month. I love it by the way.

punkmusic2009 said:

January 16th, 9:30 pm

when will Canada get the vid zone and sony rewards and playstion now

boomstickbhg said:

January 16th, 9:31 pm

Will people be able to download what’s being offered, or is this just another streaming service.

I don’t buy streaming services, but if it allows downloads, I’d be interested.

kpac511 said:

January 16th, 9:59 pm

Fantastic news! Please just make sure it supports the Blu-ray remote from launch :)

mbanimation said:

January 16th, 10:42 pm

Bout time! Hopefully we have this in time for Game of Thrones.

Vextalon said:

January 16th, 10:57 pm

Well this is great news, I currently have Comcast but I was worried about how to connect a cable box to my PS3 in order to watch shows. Any chance that we can just buy the subscription for HBO through the PSN store in order to use the app? I want to get rid of my cable soon.

Sony you keep this up will all the new apps I can just return my cable box and use my system instead. I’m using it for everything else, well except my Vita. My 320 gb PS3 is getting all its miles put it for Crackle, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Crunchyroll.

Anything in the works for maybe getting a Starz app?

Can’t wait to here more

Elvick_ said:

January 17th, 12:16 am

Not surprised it’s skipping Vita. Vita is the ugly step child when it comes to apps. It gets scraps.

Is it too much to ask for the Netflix app to be updated to support profiles? It’s useless to me because my profile isn’t primary. So my list isn’t available. Plus the new UI is better.

Shinigami_Death_ said:

January 17th, 1:29 am

this is great!!!! been wanting this for so long cant w8!!! <3<3

Superstone said:

January 17th, 1:34 am

What about the Vita?

dkarlowicz10 said:

January 17th, 3:14 am

An app that is for on the go that is not on the vita, huh?


January 17th, 3:33 am

This is a pretty big addition for the PlayStation family and I hope SHOWTIME is next so I can watch Shameless on my PS3. LOL @ the Vita though, I guess not worth the hassle since you know, we have these things called smart phones and tablets that are more popular than the Vita . . .

InfinitiProject said:

January 17th, 5:51 am

I currently use a friend’s account to access HBO Go on my Nexus 5 so hopefully I can do the same with the PS3 & PS4 apps.

mastorofpuppetz said:

January 17th, 6:23 am

Late January, still not even any communication on the next ps4 update, where is MP3, DLNA, you tube, headset support, friend notifications?

MKPACK said:

January 17th, 6:32 am

This would be awesome if they had a subscription plan for those of us who will never again pay for an expensive cable TV service. Please make an alternative subscription plan!

angeryman said:

January 17th, 7:26 am

This is great news. Now when can we expect Watch ESPN and/or NBC Live Extra?

keef_psn said:

January 17th, 8:00 am

“With the HBO GO app on your PlayStation system…” Hurray!

“…and an HBO subscription via your cable or satellite provider…” …


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