For those of you pirating HBO’s Game of Thrones, this bit of news might interest you. And for those of you who haven’t been able to watch Game of Thrones because you don’t have HBO and you are an honest person and don’t pirate the show (are there people out there like that?), then you’ll really be interested in this information.
According to The Mary Sue, it seems that HBO has now teamed up with MLB Advanced to create a streaming service available by April of 2015. This means, folks, that it could be ready in time for the premiere episode of Season 5 of Game of Thrones!
What of that other online service, HBO Go? Well, considering that you still have to subscribe to HBO in order to get HBO Go, this does no service for those that just can’t afford to have the network on their cable bill, which, might I add, already costs quite a bit of your monthly paycheck already without the specialty channel. At this point, those who don’t have HBO don’t care what’s going on with HBO Go.
What they do care about is being able to watch Game of Thrones without having to deal with torrenting, looking for the best copy, avoiding all the worm or virus-infected ones. Sure, getting it that way is free, but as with music, the pirating could slow if there were better means of getting to watch what you want to watch.
With that in mind, do you think this will help HBO in the long run when the stand-alone streaming becomes available, or will people just continue with their illegal ways?
Game of Thrones starts it’s fifth season in April 2015, and continues along the storyline of book four of A Song of Ice and Fire book series written by George R.R. Martin.