HBO has released the details of their standalone streaming service, and if you're a devoted Apple customer, you should be pretty happy. You can get the HBO NOW app (we assume the caps lock reflects people's insatiable appetite for "Game of Thrones") on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch, or on your Apple TV if that's the way you roll, for $14.99 a month. Why, what fortuitous timing from HBO, considering "Game of Thrones" premieres this Sunday. Not only that, but you get a free 30 day trial period if you sign up now. What are the chances this thing crashes from overwhelming demand on Sunday at about, say, 9 p.m.?
You can also get the same service through Optimum Online for the same price. Oh, and you'll have access to many of the HBO movies, as well as the other shows on the network. HBO says this will be over 2000 titles, and they're in negotiations with their various content partners to add to that list.
What's the verdict: Will this stop "Game of Thrones" from being the most pirated show on TV?