Today HBO debuted their new streaming service called HBO Now and if you sign up in April you get the first month free. HBO Now is HBO’s internet only streaming service intended to rival other services such as Netflix and Hulu. It’s unlike HBO’s previous streaming service HBO GO in that you do not need a cable subscription to use this service. What you will need though is a device running iOS at least for the first three months. HBO has signed a deal with Apple that gives the tech giant temporary exclusivity to the new service.
You can sign up for HBO Now starting today on any iOS 7 and up device. Users on Android, Windows or other competing devices will have to wait. Crucially for HBO the service is launching right before the April premiere of Game of Thrones which is the channel’s biggest hit show. This will also be a major test of the streaming tech behind the service as it will no doubt see heavy load during the airing. HBO Now is available now on the iTunes App Store.