Finally, HBO Now and Verizon partner up to provide the cable company access to the internet-only service via FiOS. The Home Box Office exclusively online viewing will be made available to all the 100 million Verizon users starting today, on all platforms.
Moreover, customers who are currently in use of Verizon’s standalone broadband service will be entitled to a 30-days free trial of HBO Now, including phones or, the most likely option, tablets. The deal could prove itself to be as significant for Verizon as it had been for Apple, when HBO’s streaming service offered its services exclusively for the first three months.
The HBO Now service provides its users instant access to all content, ranging from excellent and recent movies, such as “Gone Girl”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Maze Runner” to addictive TV series that will keep you on the edge of your seat, like “True Detective”, “Silicon Valley” and “Game of Thrones”.
Ben Grad, Verizon Executive Director of Content Strategy and Acquisition, has stated his excitement toward the partnership and hopes that this will bring better entertainment to users who wish for premium quality and content on all devices. HBO Now provides just that.
Meanwhile, Jeff Dallesandro, HBO Senior Vice President for Worldwide Digital Distribution and Business Development has remarked that the agreement is the best way to spark innovation and bring Verizon users up to all manners of entertainment that their company is known for.
HBO Now is currently available for Verizon FiOS Internet and HSI customers, and they can join up online to activate their 30-day free trial. After completing the short form, Verizon subscribers only need to download the HBO Now app on their phone or tablet, which is compatible with all products of the kind, whether Apple, Android or Amazon Fire.
After installation, the application will become available in the list of providers, for which users will need to complete registration and then they can enjoy HBO Now content to their heart’s desire.
Starting today, HBO Now is also available to non-FiOS customers and TV only subscribers as well, at the standard fee of $14.99 per month. The free month trial will still be available for them, after which it’s up to customers if they wish to continue and keep their access to all the high quality HBO content, to come soon on Verizon mobile video platform as well.
It’s good news and soon-to-be beneficial deal for Verizon, as most users are now resorting to cord cutting and directing their attention to the internet for their entertainment, such as Netflix.
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