Hands On With HBO Go: Great Video Quality, Mediocre Video Selection

We just heard of the launching in limited markets of HBO’s online offering, which requires you to be an HBO subscriber. So if HBO is a subscription-based provider…and you have to be a subscriber to access their shows (which have no commercials)…then their online offering should be pretty awesome right? Wrong! What a shame. Hope this improves over time or what was the point?


HBO has the benefit of some original programming that others don’t have, including series like The Wire and The Sopranos. But HBO Go doesn’t take full advantage of this. Some of its better shows — like Deadwood and Six Feet Under — were nowhere to be found on the service. Other series, like hit show Sex and The City, only had a limited number of episodes available.