Hopefully this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but HBO has announced that it will bring its streaming video service to the Xbox 360 in just a little more than a month. This would be the latest extension for the platform, which has already launched on set-top boxes like the Roku as well as Android and the iPhone/iPad. Of course, the service only works if customers have an existing HBO subscription with a participating provider.
Among the non-participating providers is Time Warner Cable, one of the largest providers in the country and, ironically enough, owned by the same company that owns HBO. Nevertheless, those legal details will be resolved on their own time. For now, it’s a matter of getting the digital streaming platform on as many devices as possible, and the Xbox 360 is one of the most precious of all.
Even though it’s nothing more than a single cable channel, HBO is remarkably seen as one of the key rivals to services like Netflix, because of its high-quality programming that is good enough for people to commit to paying a separate monthly fee. With HBO Go, users can watch their favorite shows without the need for a platform like Netflix.