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  • HBO NOW Adds Support For Google’s Chromecast

    HBO NOW Adds Support For Google’s Chromecast

    HBO’s over-the-top streaming service may not be making money just yet, but it is rapidly expanding its footprint. Starting today, the service will support Google’s Chromecast for streaming from your mobile device to your TV, according to the update text in the iOS version that just arrived on the iTunes App Store. The Android app has not yet been updated, as of the time of writing… Read More

  • Verizon Will Resell HBO NOW To Broadband Customers And Its Mobile Video Service Subscribers

    Verizon Will Resell HBO NOW To Broadband Customers And Its Mobile Video Service Subscribers

    HBO today announced its second deal with a pay TV provider, in this case Verizon*, to make its over-the-top streaming service HBO NOW available to broadband customers who don’t have a cable TV subscription. In addition, the terms of the deal also reference making HBO NOW available to Verizon’s other “digital platforms,” including its upcoming mobile video platform… Read More

  • What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley

    It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a meta-status that defies easy categorization, but this cannot save it from the impending bubble. According to investors like Mark Cuban, Chris Sacca, Bill Gurley, Manish Goyal and Bharat Ramnani… Read More

  • HBO NOW Arrives Today On Amazon’s Appstore And Google Play, And Soon, Android And Fire TV Devices

    HBO NOW Arrives Today On Amazon’s Appstore And Google Play, And Soon, Android And Fire TV Devices

    HBO’s over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters, HBO NOW, is today becoming available on Android devices and Amazon Fire tablet devices, the companies are announcing this morning, and will soon arrive on Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Android TV streaming media devices in the “coming weeks.” The move signals the end of the Apple exclusivity window for the service. Read More

  • HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

    HBO NOW Scores With Cord Cutters – App Topped iOS Revenue Charts In May, Still Remains Strong

    HBO’s premium content finally became available in April without requiring customers to have a cable or satellite TV subscription, thanks to the launch of the standalone streaming service HBO NOW. For the first time since its debut, app store analytics firm App Annie has analyzed the performance of the new application in terms of its ability to attract paying customers who are willing… Read More

  • HBO NOW Is Coming To Google Play, Will Support Chromecast

    HBO NOW Is Coming To Google Play, Will Support Chromecast

    Android-loving cord-cutters who want to catch up on Game of Thrones will get their chance soon — Google just announced that the HBO NOW app will be coming to Google Play. The HBO NOW app (distinct from HBO GO, which is for existing subscribers) launched earlier this year. It was exclusive to Apple, but only for a limited period of time. Read More

  • Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

    Netflix, HBO Streaming Video Traffic Increases As BitTorrent Declines

    A new report released today shows the continued domination Netflix has on North American Internet traffic patterns. According to broadband networking company Sandvine, which periodically releases its findings on web usage, Netflix now accounts for 36.5 percent of downstream traffic on fixed networks during peak evening hours, which is up from the 34.9 percent reported in the second half of 2014 . Read More

  • HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

    HBO NOW Survey Hints Network May Consider Reduced Pricing

    At $15 per month, is HBO NOW too expensive when competing against lower-cost services like Netflix and Amazon Prime? That’s what the network wants to know, and it’s currently asking customers who have recently completed their trial of the new, over-the-top streaming service if they would be interested in subscribing at lower price points. The company even specifically suggests a… Read More

  • Comcast Now Supports HBO GO And Showtime On Amazon Fire TV Devices

    Comcast Now Supports HBO GO And Showtime On Amazon Fire TV Devices

    Cable operator Comcast historically has been stingy and slow when it comes to expanding access to services like HBO GO on third-party devices. That’s why today’s news that HBO GO as well as Showtime Anytime will be made available on Amazon’s streaming media players, including Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, is notable. Read More

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