Verizon Communications Inc., the New York-based broadband and telecommunications company, has teamed up with HBO, the premium cable television network, to offer consumers the Internet-only access platform for the HBO Now streaming option.
HBO Now was launched in April, available for Apple TV and Optimum and has recently extended to Verizon customers.
The HBO Now service can be acquired with a payment of $14.99 per month, but, as a bonus, HBO offers a 30-day trial for this option.
The trial is available at verizon.com/hbonow , whereas the customer simply has to click the ‘Start Free Trial’ button.
HBO Now can be accessed with ease on the PC, Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Macintosh and Android and iOS devices.
The HBO Now platform has made accessible to the public appealing and popular TV series, intriguing movies, documentaries, sports and other shows, such as comedies and music specials. The facilities are offered with the paid subscription too.
Rumor has it that even Facebook Videos might stream some of its shows.
Verizon stated that this option will not be available yet for customer using a wireless connection, but, through a freshly soon-implemented service, Go90, this is due to occur as well.
Go90 will be available for free, for a while, according to Verizon, it will offer the possibility of customers to view full episodes from TV series and shows, music videos etc.
It is uncertain when this latter service will become accessible to the general public, and Verizon has abstained concerning the details of the availability and pricing.
The HBO Now and Verizon team will also be uploading free content, trailers and other video clips, the way it’s been done on Youtube and Facebook.
Verizon stated that it will be looking for more service providers that would join the network.
Customers will be able to access the HBO Now content without a cable subscription.
Jeff Dallesandro, HBO’s senior vice-president on digital distribution, said that the settlement with Verizon would represent the company’s commitment
“to respond to changing consumer behavior.”
Ben Grad, Verizon’s executive director of content strategy and acquisition, said that their customers desire access and choice to premium content
“when and where they choose, on a variety of devices.”
A major advantage is that if a customer signs up for HBO Now, via Verizon, they will be billed as part of their monthly Internet service. So, the 100 million customers of HBO are in for a blast, considering the facts.
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