What is HBO NOW?
NOW is a streaming service available on multiple devices, with access to all HBO’s original and licensed programs, movies and all shows. It is available for a monthly subscription. As a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime etc., it requires a fast and reliable internet connectivity.
It is available with Virtual Reality support. To enjoy the VR, you need the HBO NOW VR app along with the HBO NOW subscription and VR supporting device and compatible headset.
Who can access and avail and how to get HBO NOW service?
HBO NOW is available only for the United States and few of its territories. If anyone residing outside the US, they cannot subscribe to HBO NOW service.
What is the subscription costs?
NOW is now available for $14.99 per month plus taxes. This is the only available subscription plan. If you are a new user, you can avail the 1-month free trial offer before the subscription.
Previously, HBO offered student subscription at $9.99 per month. Now, this offer is not available for new subscribers. Only the old student subscribers can enjoy this offer price until they cancel it. Now, there is only one subscription plan available at the flat rate of $14.99.
How purchase HBO Now?
There are multiple providers offering the NOW subscription. One can subscribe through HBO NOW app in Amazon, Google Play store, Apple’s iTunes store, or through any one of the following internet providers – Consolidated communications, Frontier, Google Fiber, Liberty, Optimum, Service Electric or Verizon, or through Hulu, Samsung TV or Roku.
Supporting Devices for streaming HBO NOW
It works with HBONOW.com in the supported browsers in Windows or Mac OS X computer, Chromecast, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, Android TV, Android Phones and Tablets, Amazon Kindle Fire TV and Tablets, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
I already have HBO GO Subscription. Is it good to get HBO NOW Service?
If you have HBO GO subscription from your TV provider, then you don’t need to subscribe to HBO NOW. The reason is you get everything same in both the service. Both of them gives access to all the HBO content in multiple devices. There is no difference between the prices too.
HBO is included in my Cable TV Package. Is it good to buy?
If HBO is available in the channel list of your cable TV, then HBO NOW subscription could be an advantage for you. The main reason is the HBO under cable TV is a live streaming service, where you cannot watch all the shows at any time you want. With the HBO NOW, you can watch any movie or show at any time you want. You can also watch on multiple devices. All the members of your family can simultaneously stream to the show or movie of their wish in multiple devices, which is impossible with Cable TV.
NOW is another subscription model of HBO GO (HBO go vs HBO now). Other than the cable TV access, there is a need for online service to get access to HBO’s premium content. HBO NOW is a perfect service for the fans of HBO. The streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix etc. are offering tons of video content every day. Competing with them, HBO is a premium entertainment channel with its own set of shows and fans across the globe. We only found one major disadvantage with this service that, it is not available outside the US. The one-month free trial is a serious advantage for new users. If you have any questions regarding the service of NOW, please shoot it in the comment section.