HBO Go and MAX Go Come to DIRECTV April 12


Beginning April 12, DIRECTV is giving customers even more control over their viewing experience with the launch of HBO Go and MAX Go, HBO’s new authenticated online video destinations. The services are provided free, with unlimited access, to DIRECTV customers who subscribe to the premium channels. HBO Go and MAX Go allow subscribers to instantly watch – any time and from any U.S. location through a broadband connected computer – every episode of every season of the best shows from HBO, plus hundreds of Hollywood hit movies, indies, cult favorites and more from Cinemax.

With more than 1400 titles offered online, HBO Go includes instant access to the best and latest HBO shows and hit movies including highly anticipated upcoming series like Game of Thrones (premiering April 17), current award-winning series like Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, HBO classics like The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Deadwood, plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries and specials, as well as a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.

HBO’s sister service, MAX Go, adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, featuring Hollywood’s hits, the best in new cinema, action-packed thrillers, comedies, classic screen gems and the Max After Dark series.

With these online services, DIRECTV customers will have access to features that allow them to customize their viewing experience. They also can watch new titles immediately after their premiere on the networks; keep track of bookmarked content for later viewing; and watch bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras. In addition, HBO Go can be personalized through a “Series Pass” capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service. MAX Go includes “Browse by Tags,” a feature that allows users to find titles via keywords.

And if that isn’t enough, DIRECTV’s HBO and Cinemax subscribers will be able to access this new service through mobile devices, including the Apple iPad and iPhone and Android products later this year.