Sure, every time you use someone else's HBO GO password to log in and get your Game of Thrones fix you may technically breaking the law. But HBO CEO Richard Plepler isn't going to be the one to sic the feds on you. It's good. It's allllll good. Thus continues the long and winding saga of Game of Thrones vs piracy.
HBO GO Won’t Be Open to Non-Cable Subscribers Any Time Soon, Says Time Warner CEO. So Hold Onto Those Borrowed Passwords.
We Can't Have Nice ThingsIn late March HBO CEO Richard Plepler made my Game of Thrones-loving, non-cable having heart go pitter patter when he suggested HBO might, at some point, bundle their online streaming service HBO GO with Internet service, meaning that even if one doesn't get cable one could still pay to get HBO shows legally online. Now Time Warner's CEO has stepped in to say "Not so fast!" It was a nice dream while it lasted.
Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.Good news, HBO-less Game of Thrones fans. HBO has heard your pleas to make HBO GO, their online streaming service, available to those who don't have cable. And they have responded with a resounding "Maybe. Eventually." Hey, it's better than "no."
If you want to have your Game of Thrones and watch it where you like, there's HBO Go, a streaming service not unlike Netflix -- except it isn't like Netflix, because you can have Netflix all by itself. To have HBO Go, you need to have HBO, the cable service. Well, that could potentially change here soon. Possibly. Maybe. Have we mentioned it's pretty tenuous?