Can I subscribe to HBO Now through my cable, satellite or internet provider?

The great thing about HBO's new streaming service, HBO Now, is that it allows you to access the network's full content without having a cable or satellite subscription. You will, of course, still need broadband. Apple and HBO currently have a three month exclusive partnership so, at launch, you can subscribe either through iTunes or the HBO Now site, or download the app to your iOS device or Apple TV.

Can I watch HBO Now on my desktop/laptop computer?

According to HBO's FAQ, HBO Now will be viewable on desktop and laptop computers at launch (as well as iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV). Though HBO's partnership with Apple is exclusive for three months, there is no mention of HBO Now being limited by browser or operating system during that time. According to HBO, more devices are coming soon. That probably means there will be an Android app available once the three months are up.

Can I watch live events on HBO Now?

There are a lot of not-so-clear details about HBO Now, the product of Apple's partnership with HBO that will let you access HBO content from your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and computer. Apparently the streaming service won't offer live HBO programming, however, programs will be available on demand at the same time they premiere on the network. Live events such as boxing will typically be available within 24 hours, according to an HBO spokesperson contacted by The Huffington Post.

Does HBO Now require a long term service contract?

There aren't very many details available yet on HBO Now, Apple's joint venture with HBO that will bring the network's full content to your iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, iPod Touch and desktop/laptop without a cable or satellite subscription. It is clear however, according to Apple's HBO Now page, that you will be able to purchase HBO Now for $14.99 a month "with no long-term contract or commitment." As a bonus, the first month is free.


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