El Segundo, Calif. -
will launch Tuesday HBO's new online video services HBO GO and MAX GO.
The services, which can be accessed by broadband connected PCs, are provided free, with unlimited access, to DirecTV customers who subscribe to the premium channels.
HBO GO and MAX GO allow subscribers to instantly watch every episode of every season of the best shows from HBO, in addition to movies, indies, cult favorites and more from Cinemax.
"The addition of
and Max GO is the next step in bringing quality video content to our customers anytime, anywhere," stated Derek Chang, DirecTV content strategy and development executive VP. "Giving our customers the opportunity to experience their favorite programming, no matter where they are, truly enhances their overall viewing experience and helps them get the most out of the content they subscribe to."
HBO Go will launch with more than 1,400 titles, providing instant access to HBO original content including Game of Thrones (premiering April 17), Boardwalk Empire and True Blood, The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Deadwood, plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, and documentaries.
MAX GO adds more than 400 titles of Cinemax programming online, including Hollywood hits and the Max After Dark series.
DirecTV customers will also have access to:
- New titles immediately after their premiere on the networks;
- The ability to create a "Watchlist" that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing;
- Bonus content including interviews, recaps, and behind-the-scenes extras;
- Customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format;
- And the ability to pause, rewind and view at their convenience.
HBO GO can be personalized through a "Series Pass" capability which automatically alerts viewers to new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive. MAX GO includes "Browse by Tags," a feature that allows users to find titles via keywords.
To view online, DirecTV's HBO and Cinemax subscribers can go to HBOGO.com and MAXGO.com, sign in with their DirecTV user ID and password, make selections and view.
DirecTV customers can also go to
to learn how to gain access to HBO GO and MAX GO.
DirecTV's HBO and Cinemax subscribers will be able to access this new service through mobile devices, including the Apple iPad and iPhone and Android products later this year, the satellite provider said.