Home Box Office (HBO) and Verizon have just announced that HBO has granted Verizon rights to distribute HBO NOW. This is HBO’s internet-only service that will now be made available to all Verizon digital platforms.
This means that HBO NOW will be accessible to more than 100 million Verizon Wireless customers as well as other customers using handsets and/or tablets. Moreover, customers using Verizon’s standalone broadband service, including FiOS and high-speed internet, are entitled to a free trial for 30 days of HBO NOW.
Verizon Executive Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition Ben Grad believes this new partnership with HBO will bring better entertainment to Verizon customers. He said, “Our customers want choice in accessing premium content when and where they choose, on a variety of devices. HBO NOW brings compelling content and choice to Verizon broadband customers today – and exciting possibilities for HBO content within Verizon’s pending mobile video service.”
Meanwhile, HBO Senior Vice President for Worldwide Digital Distribution and Business Development Jeff Dallesandro also said, “This agreement with Verizon represents the commitment our companies share to respond to changing consumer behavior through innovation, bringing audiences the best in entertainment the way they want it. We’re excited to evolve our partnership with Verizon and bring HBO programming to a new generation of broadband-only customers.”
Verizon FiOS Internet and HSI users can already start enjoying HBO NOW’s 30-day free trial immediately by signing up online. Upon signing up, Verizon subscribers can simply download the HBO NOW app through their Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, Android Tablet and Amazon Fire tablet. Once the app has been installed, users can simply select Verizon from the list of providers. Afterwards, users just need to complete an initial registration before being able to enjoy HBO NOW on their mobile, tablet or computer.
With HBO NOW, users can readily enjoy a wide range of HBO television series including “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley,” “Veep” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” “Girls,” “The Leftovers,” “The Jinx” and “Going Clear.” Meanwhile, you can also catch several HBO television series classics on HBO NOW including “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” “True Blood,” “The Wire” and “Deadwood.”
Meanwhile, subscribing on HBO NOW also allows users to watch films such as “Gone Girl,” “Horrible Bosses 2,” “X-MEN: Days of Future Past,” “The Maze Runner” and “Get On Up.” At the same time, users can also expect to see “Birdman,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Dumb and Dumber To” very soon.
HBO NOW is actually currently available via Verizon to non-FiOS TV customers for $14.99 a month. Following the free trial, FiOS TV customers may choose to continue their HBO subscription, which includes access to the HBO GO app as well as access to HBO content anytime via the FIOS Mobile. Meanwhile, HBO is also expected to take part in Verizon’s upcoming mobile video platform.