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On February 18, 2010, HBO launched HBO GO, a web site which features 600 hours of content available for streaming in standard or high definition. Content includes HBO original programming, movies, comedy specials, documentaries, sports, and late night adult programming. It is available to HBO subscribers of Verizon FIOS, AT&T U-verse, Google TV, Cox Communications, Comcast, DirecTV, Dish Network, Suddenlink Communications, and Charter Communications. The HBO GO iPad, iPhone, and Android app launched on April 29, 2011. The app was downloaded over one million times in its first week, and had over three million downloads by the end of June 2011. Time Warner Cable is projected to launch HBO GO in January 2012 after beta testing is complete.
HBO GO is the successor to HBO on Broadband, originally launched in January 2008 to Time Warner Cable customers in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It featured 400 hours of movies and original series that could be downloaded to computers, at no extra charge for HBO subscribers; viewers had to be a digital cable customer who was an HBO subscriber, and used their cable company as their internet service provider. Programming included 130 movie titles that rotated monthly and top hits ranging from movies, series and specials.
On October 11, 2011, it was announced that HBO GO would be available through the Roku streaming player, though under the same requirements that a cable or satellite subscription to HBO is required. It is unknown if there are any plans to offer HBO GO on a stand alone subscription basis like some channels are offered on Roku.
As of March 27, 2012, HBO GO is available on Xbox 360 as an app; both HBO GO and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions are required to use the app.
HBO GO InteractiveEdit
HBO GO offers a special "Interactive features". You can watch the episode with a side bar that offers interesting, fun and knowledgeable information. The information can pertain to the episode itself, the show or the actors.