HBO Home Entertainment UK proudly announces that HBO shows will be available to own and watch instantly via Google Play. This is the first time that HBO programming will be included on this digital platform, making it even easier to experience the shows you love at the click of a button.
Google Play is a one-stop-shop where people can easily find the best apps and digital entertainment for their phone, tablet or computer. With the HBO shows being available either episodically or as a full season, your favourite TV shows can now always be available for you to enjoy, whether it’s on your morning commute or in the comfort of your own home.
Fans of HBO’s first-class landmark programming will be pleased to hear that the following titles available now on Google Play include the global phenomenon that is Game of Thrones Seasons 1- 3 along with 1920’s gangster epic Boardwalk Empire Seasons 1-3. True Blood Seasons 1-6, Girls Seasons 1 and 2 and Veep Season 1 are also available now via Google Play.
Additional shows from HBO’s catalogue of groundbreaking TV will be coming soon in December, including classics such as The Wire Seasons 1-5, The Sopranos Seasons 1-6, The Pacific, Band of Brothers along with newer shows The Newsroom Season 1 and Banshee and much more coming soon in early 2014.
Colin Smith, Director of International Digital Distribution for HBO, said “We are delighted to bring our wide range of programming to Google Play in the UK, and expand on our existing relationship in the US. This is an exciting time for HBO in the digital space, and we can’t wait to work with Google over the coming weeks and months to deliver all of our series and films to their platform, including a host of new and returning HBO shows throughout 2014.”
Google Play is a seamless approach to digital entertainment across all devices. It uses the power of the cloud to manage digital entertainment, so a user can buy a TV show on their phone, and have it available on your computer or tablet instantly. Google Play gives users one place to find, enjoy and share their favourite entertainment, from apps to movies, music, books, TV shows and more, on the web or any device. Google Play joins blinkbox and iTunes to show HBO programming.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
· What is Google Play?
Google Play is a seamless approach to digital entertainment across all devices. It uses the power of the cloud to manage digital entertainment, so a user can buy a TV show on their phone, and have it available on your computer or tablet instantly. Google Play gives users one place to find, enjoy and share their favourite entertainment, from apps to movies, music, books, TV shows and more, on the web or any device.
· How can I download HBO shows?
You can easily search the HBO shows by visiting https://play.google.com and searching ‘HBO’. You can purchase shows with a Google Play or gmail account.
· Is Google Play the only place I can watch HBO digitally?
No, Google Play joins iTunes and blinkbox to offer HBO shows. If you use any of these other platforms you will find a wide selection of HBO shows on each of them.
· What devices can I watch the shows on?
Google Play is available via PC, Mac, TV (e.g. LG Google TV), tablet (e.g. Nexus 7, Galaxy Samsung Tab) and mobile (e.g. Nexus 4, Samsung GS3). Android devices – Android phone and tablet users can click on the Google Play Store app to shop for TV shows. TV shows can be streamed immediately or downloaded to Android devices for viewing without a data connection. On the web – Computer users can access digital content online through the web version of Google Play (play.google.com/movies)
· Will the shows be mine to own?
Google Play allows users to browse and download content, customers have the option to rent or buy. All HBO
Shows are available to buy for consumers to own.