25 All-American Movies & TV Shows You Can Stream This 4th Of July

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While we usually think of fireworks, backyard barbecues and the hot sun beaming down on red, white and blue parades around the country, this year’s 4th of July celebrations might be somewhat dampened as many parts of the country face some wet weather. Or heck, maybe it’s too hot to leave the AC. Either way, we’ve got 25 movies and TV shows you can stream to stay in the American spirit. [More]

Amazon Prime Scores HBO Programming (But Not Game Of Thrones)

Amazon Prime Scores HBO Programming (But Not Game Of Thrones)

For years, HBO has resisted making its library of original programming — shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, True Blood, Deadwood, etc. — available to online subscription services, choosing instead to limit that archive to either its own HBO Go service or to people willing to pay to rent or buy them individually. But today, Amazon announced that its Amazon Prime streaming video offerings will finally soon include unlimited streaming access to a variety of HBO programming (though not the one that’s the most sought-after right now). [More]

No Big Surprise: TV Watchers Fleeing Premium Channels For Streaming

No Big Surprise: TV Watchers Fleeing Premium Channels For Streaming

With more and more options in premium television popping up, consumer subscription habits are evolving. So it comes as no surprise that subscription video-on-demand services are on the rise, while premium TV channel subscriptions have declined. [More]

Ethical Or Not-So-Ethical: Using A Secondary User Name To Give Free HBO Go Access To Friends?

Ethical Or Not-So-Ethical: Using A Secondary User Name To Give Free HBO Go Access To Friends?

Whether you approve of it or not, a lot of people out there share usernames and passwords for services like Netflix and HBO Go so that their friends, families and loved ones can share without having to pay for their own subscription. And some say there is a way you can do this for HBO Go (and presumably other services that use your cable login) without having to actually share your info. [More]

HBO’s Parent Company Doesn’t Predict Much Interest In HBO-Only Internet Package

HBO’s Parent Company Doesn’t Predict Much Interest In HBO-Only Internet Package

Comcast recently announced a new package called Internet Plus that bundles broadband service and HBO (and perhaps more importantly HBO Go) along with a smattering of basic cable channels for $50-70/month, and some have predicted that this could push more people to ditch the pricier cable packages, but not the CEO of HBO’s parent company. [More]

Is Comcast’s HBO-Included ‘Internet Plus’ Worth It?

Is Comcast’s HBO-Included ‘Internet Plus’ Worth It?

Yesterday, we told you of rumors that Comcast was going to launch a service dubbed Internet Plus that gives customers Internet access, a handful of cable channels and HBO (along with HBO Go) for significantly less than what you’d pay for a full Internet, basic cable, and HBO package. Today, Comcast confirmed the limited-time package so we can look at the specifics to determine if it’s a good deal. [More]

Comcast Reportedly Set To Offer Limited Service That Includes HBO Go

Comcast Reportedly Set To Offer Limited Service That Includes HBO Go

People who watch HBO Go generally seem to like the premium network’s streaming service. But the fact that an HBO subscription also requires you to have a basic cable package makes it cost-prohibitive to many consumers (which why so many people use their friends’ passwords to access HBO Go without paying). At the same time, cable subscribers are realizing they don’t watch most of the hundreds of channels being offered and are cutting the cord to go streaming-only. To appeal to both of these groups, Comcast is reportedly prepping to launch a pared-down package that would cost less but also include HBO and HBO Go. [More]

Netflix CFO Urges HBO To Offer Online Subscription Service

Netflix CFO Urges HBO To Offer Online Subscription Service

The TV-viewing public wants HBO Go without first having to pay for basic cable and HBO. Millions of people have signed petitions begging the company to offer such a service, and now the CFO of Netflix is asking why the premium network hasn’t offered an online subscription service yet. [More]

Google Has Already Ended Netflix/Chromecast Promotion

Google Has Already Ended Netflix/Chromecast Promotion

One of the major selling points for Google’s new Chromecast streaming video dongle was that it initially came with three months of free Netflix service, which saves the customer $21 in monthly fees. But only a day after beginning to take orders, Google has already put an end to that promotion. [More]

Standalone HBO Go Inching Closer To Reality

Standalone HBO Go Inching Closer To Reality

Millions of people love HBO Go. Unfortunately, lots of these people don’t want to pay for cable and Internet access and HBO just to get the service. But now it looks like the network is dipping its toe into the standalone waters, trying to figure out if there is a way to offer HBO Go without poking a stick at the cable companies it depends on. [More]

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Game Of Thrones Is King Of Pirated TV Shows

While there may be various scheming parties vying for the Iron Throne in King’s Landing, HBO’s Game of Thrones is the undisputed champ in the rankings of the 2012’s most-pirated TV shows. [More]

HBO Has Too Much To Lose From Offering Standalone HBO Go

HBO Has Too Much To Lose From Offering Standalone HBO Go

Last week, we wrote about how HBO finally came out and hinted that it couldn’t yet financially justify offering its HBO Go online service as a standalone item. Of course, this isn’t stopping people from trying to make the case for HBO Go to go solo. [More]

HBO Hints It Can’t Go Online-Only Just Yet

HBO Hints It Can’t Go Online-Only Just Yet

Ever since the launch of HBO Go, the online portal that gives subscribers to the premium network access to a wide archive of shows and movies at no extra charge, fans have been begging the network to offer a standalone, subscription version that wouldn’t require them to have cable. But it looks like that won’t happen — at least in the immediate future. [More]

If Netflix Wants To Rent Out HBO DVDs, It Will Have To Get Them Elsewhere

If Netflix Wants To Rent Out HBO DVDs, It Will Have To Get Them Elsewhere

The war of words between HBO and Netflix may have just escalated into an actual slap-fight, with HBO announcing that it will no longer be selling DVDs of its shows to the rent-by-mail company. [More]

HBO Go To Expand To Video Game Consoles, Web-Connected TVs

HBO Go To Expand To Video Game Consoles, Web-Connected TVs

While HBO Go, the premium cable network’s online streaming service, has already expanded to make itself available on computers and smartphones, it hasn’t made the leap to being available on gaming consoles, which would allow you to watch the HBO archive on your TV without having a computer connected. But the CEO of parent company Time Warner says that will soon change. [More]

HBO Go Finally Available To DirecTV Subscribers

HBO Go Finally Available To DirecTV Subscribers

In the year since HBO launched its HBO Go streaming service as a bonus for Verizon FiOS subscribers, it’s also become available to Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable customers. And now, DirecTV subscribers will finally be able to watch HBO programming on-demand on their computers. [More]