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Ahead of Apple TV Channels debut, Apple quietly added HBO and their complete lineup of premium content to Apple TV Channels and will launch later this month. Here’s everything you need to know about HBO on Apple TV Channels.
When Apple announced Apple TV channels alongside a redesigned Apple TV app during its March keynote event, they announced support for a limited amount of providers in the app.
In a tweet made by Mark Bober to 9to5Mac, Apple quietly added HBO support to Apple TV Channels beta:
As noted in the tweet above, a major advantage the Apple TV integration has over the standalone HBO Now app is the ability to download your content for offline viewing. This feature is not supported in the standalone HBO app.
“Now you can quickly and easily subscribe to just the channels you watch,” says the Apple TV website. Apple further adds, “there are no new apps, accounts, or passwords needed, shows can be shared with up to six family members, and you can even watch offline.”
Subscribers will pay $14.99 per month, billed through Apple, for HBO’s entire premium content library. For current HBO Now subscribers, you will not be able to add your current standalone subscription to the Apple TV app. You will need to cancel your existing subscription and start a new in-app subscription from the Apple TV app.
When the feature launches later this month, Apple will be offering new subscribers a free, one-week trial of HBO.