HBO will now allow HBO Go subscribers to stream programing from their Apple mobile devices to their TVs over AirPlay.
Eric Kessler, HBO's chief operating officer, announced the news at an All Things D conference today, saying that HBO is adding the feature as part of an update to its iOS app today, according to All Things D.
AirPlay is a wireless technology that lets users stream content from one Apple device to another.
Imagine John Goodman strutting across the screen as a smooth-talking, deal-making Southern House member or senator. But, don't think of Kevin Spacey's conniving Francis Underwood in Netflix's "House of Cards."
Amazon Studios is reportedly tapping Goodman to play North Carolina Sen. Gil John Biggs in an upcoming comedy, "Alpha House." The new series, written by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, centers around four senators who live together in Washington, D.C.
Netflix is making a huge bet in its quest to become more like HBO, with high-profile, original programming to differentiate it from competitors.
The company today is releasing the full season of "House of Cards" with 13 episodes -- and offering the first episode for free to non-subscribers.
If non-subscribers want to view the remaining episodes of the political drama, they need to sign up for a minimum $7.99 per month account. It could be that customers sign up for a month, watch the complete "House of Cards" series, and then cancel the service. But … Read more
Apple and HBO are in talks to bring HBO's on-demand programming to Apple's set-top streaming box, a new report says.
Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg says the two companies are still working out a deal with hopes of adding it to Apple's streaming lineup by the middle of this year.
Apple declined to comment on the report, calling it rumor and speculation.
"We've said we would like HBO GO accessible on all preferred platforms so we are always having discussions with a variety of companies," an HBO spokesperson told CNET.
Apple's set-top box currently … Read more
Do you love "Game of Thrones"? Do you eat, sleep, and breathe to the tune of the epic HBO television series based on George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels?
I know times are tough, especially since the new season doesn't start until March 31. But we might have something to tide you over until then. … Read more
As Manti T'eo and Lance Armstrong have discovered this week, you attain true credibility only when people make jokes about you.
Credibility -- true, natural recognition from the man in the tram -- is something Silicon Valley has craved for quite a few years.
Sadly, its first attempt -- Bravo TV's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" -- delivered all the credibility of a rubber cowboy boot.
Here were vacuous people uttering vacuous thoughts in a vacuum.
It was not a hit. Indeed, Bravo says it currently has no plans to revive the corpse.
HBO, though, is undeterred by the interred. Indeed, it has ordered a pilot of a show currently named "Silicon Valley." … Read more
If you've ever thought seriously about cutting the cable-TV cord and saving yourself a big chunk of change every month, you've probably looked at PlayOn, a PC-based media server that lets you stream tons of TV content to just about any home and mobile device.
And if you love your Netflix and/or Hulu Plus subscriptions but don't always have an Internet connection for streaming their content, you need to know about PlayLater, which turns your PC into a DVR that can record those and other sources for later viewing.
All of which brings us to this … Read more
I am writing this post sitting in New Delhi, India, as I wind up a trip that included several social-media talks to mark the centennial of Columbia Journalism School.
But I also was deeply disappointed by one aspect of technology on this trip. And it was the fact that some services that I use regularly in the U.S. don't work overseas.
Here'… Read more