HBO GO Vs HBO Now

Cord-cutting and streaming internet services are the future of entertainment. Even as the world seems to be settling down to the cable TV revolution, the internet made the seemingly impossible possible. Watch all your favorite programming at the click of a button. It is also anticipated that while the rights to control the service may still rest with the satellite companies, the users are equally empowered to choose what they wish.   ‘Valid’ television-watching was actually introduced by HBO when the channel gracefully embraced the streaming service. Along with some of the best originals ever produced, the company has diversified itself into providing a variety of content over several brand names. Today, there are two apps available HBO GO and HBO Now. For those who still aren’t clear about the services offered by the both of them here are some differences between HBO GO vs HBO Now.

HBO GO vs HBO Now

HBO GO vs HBO Now

The fact still remains that cable providers might have underestimated the power of the cord cutters such as HBO when they introduced standalone services such as HBO Now that offers premium cable while HBO GO is password-sharing-friendly.

Primary differences

While both the apps contain more or less the same content, the main difference lies in connectivity. Watch comedies, specials, movies, on-demand services all on both the apps. Check out the ‘Featured’ tab under the apps to see new releases or go to the ‘Just Added’ section to see what’s new on the channels. You can resume your shows from where you left off or even watch when you are travelling. Enjoy the services on any streaming device including compatible iPad and Android.

HBO GO

  • Connects to pre-existing package obtained by you from the cable provider
  • Watch on-demand from any device
  • You need cable to watch HBO GO as a streaming service

HBO Now

  • Standalone service
  • Purely a streaming device service
  • Purchase directly from HBO or any other compatible service

Pricing

HBO GO

  • Pay local cable provider demands
  • Requires satellite subscription rates

HBO Now

  • Priced at $15 per month
  • Varies depending on the package that you choose

Content

  • No differences between the two apps
  • Both HBO GO and HBO Now contain everything that HBO offers
  • Get Live TV on both
  • Original shows, hit movies, etc., are available on both the apps
  • Generous catalog available on the two

Compatibility

  • HBO GO is used widely while HBO Now is used slightly lesser
  • But both are available on a range of devices and platforms. Some of them are

Device and service setup

  • Both of them come with an effortless setup process barring the cable company subscription
  • Download the app on any device
  • Authenticate the service through the satellite provider
  • Get a code and enter it on the website
  • Register the device to link it to the manufacturer’s site and the provider
  • HBO GO does not involve a cable company; you just have to plug in the device sign in and stream

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