HBO has launched its long-awaited streaming service. The broadcaster revealed before Christmas that it would enter the streaming realm, and now it has. People, HBO is no longer cable-only.
Though it is still fairly restricted. While you can watch on a PC or Mac through a web browser at hbonow.com, you will need an Apple device to set up an account through Apple's HBO app.
Apple has a three-month digital exclusivity deal with HBO. It's no coincidence that the new series of 'Game of Thrones' is about to start, which should see plenty of Apple-owning HBO fans signing up.
However, HBO is in discussions with cable, satellite and telephone providers about offering HBO Now at launch, though so far nothing has been announced.
If other providers did offer HBO Now, don't expect them to adhere to the US price point of $14.99. That's something confirmed by the service's official FAQ that warns that "prices may vary".
The $14.99 sub gives you streaming on up to three devices at once. All the big shows are here: 'Game of Thrones', 'Silicon Valley', 'True Detective', 'The Wire', 'True Blood' and 'Deadwood' to name but a few.
Once the three months is up, you should be able to sign up through any connected device. Fingers crossed.