HBO Go is a go

Dylan Fingerman ('13)/Eastside Editorial Assistant

Home Box Office, more commonly known as HBO, developed a new way for fans to watch their favorite shows of their own accord through a new service, free to subscribers, called HBO Go.
Though HBO first released HBO Go in mid-February of 2011 only for the PC, it quickly became more and more popular. On April 27, 2011, HBO released HBO Go for mobile devices like the iPhone, the Android and many others. According to hbo.com, HBO Go now features “unlimited access to over 1,400 [shows],” which include series, movies and other programs that appear on HBO.
HBO Go is an easy app to access that all HBO subscribers can use if they have contracts with almost any cable company that provides HBO on television. HBO Go offers a unique television experience, away from people’s television. For example, if consumers missed an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, they can watch it instantly online or on their mobile device only a day or two after it airs. HBO Go users can also watch episodes from past seasons on this app, and there are no restrictions on the amount of videos they can watch.
Hbogo.com offers an extremely easy to understand layout with an outrageous amount of shows and movies to watch. Another feature on HBO Go’s website is message boards for subscribers to post discussions about the world, or just their favorite shows.
Compared to the other major instant entertainment programs like Netflix, HBO Go offers the same style in a more specific spectrum. Netflix offers many shows over a wide spectrum of channels, but HBO Go can only provide what airs on HBO. HBO Go offers almost everything that airs on HBO on many mobile devices almost instantly after it airs. HBO Go provides top quality television at no cost to those who already have HBO, so there is no harm in trying it out.