HBO GO activation page for Apple TV suggests support from Charter imminent

“Charter Communications subscribers might soon be able to stream HBO programming to their Apple TV, as an updated HBO GO activation page now lists the U.S. cable company as a participating provider,” AppleInsider reports.

“While Charter is now showing up as a cooperating HBO affiliate for Apple TV, it seems the provider is not yet accepting HBO GO app activations, as users are reporting problems getting past the login screen,” AppleInsider reports. “If Charter is planning to allow access, the move would be an abrupt about face for a company that blocked its customers from activating the HBO GO Apple TV channel when it launched in 2013. Charter took a similar stance with HBO GO on Amazon’s Fire TV. ”

“Over-the-top” streaming services are just now gaining traction, and Apple is rumored to throw its hat into the ring with a ‘skinny bundle’ subscription-based package for Apple TV,” AppleInsider reports. “Negotiations with content owners have so far stymied the service’s debut, with some reports now pegging a 2016 launch date.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Welcome (soon) to HBO GO, Charter subscribers!

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]

1 Comment

  1. There’s seriously a major cable company that doesn’t support HBO GO? I had no idea. Given that Charter is rumored to be buying my cable company, I’m glad to hear this.


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