Fans who have been looking for a way to catch up on Game of Thrones and other HBO content without draining a data plan are finally in luck. The revamped Apple TV app has launched, and the only place where HBO content can be legally downloaded for viewing offline is through Apple TV Channels in this app.
Amazon has added several HBO titles to its Instant Video app for iOS devices. Amazon Prime members can now stream HBO hits such as the The Sopranos and The Wire, plus early seasons of True Blood and Boardwalk Empire to their iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. The update also adds all new video playback controls, and the option to watch the first episode of selected TV shows for free.
The free option is ad supported with video ads before and during each episode. The all new video controls bring a one touch pause/play option, a 10-second fast-forward/rewind option and a skip to the next episode button. Version 2.7 of Amazon Instant Video also makes playback start times faster, and includes bug fixes and stability improvements.