HBO becomes available via Premium subscriptions on The Roku Channel

Lawrence Kim
April 7, 2019

The timing of this change neatly coincides with the upcoming launch of the final season of Game of Thrones.

Premium Subscriptions are only viewable within The Roku Channel.

The pricing for HBO through The Roku Channel's premium subscriptions, to be available starting Thursday (April 4), is the same as on other platforms: $14.99 per month, after a free seven-day trial. You can browse the content HBO has available through The Roku Channel without signing up for it first - though you'll be prompted to subscribe when you try to begin watching HBO's content, that might be a good way to see what's available before you take the plunge. So, if you use primarily use a Roku device, then this might be how you watch the last episodes of Thrones.

The Roku Channel now offers over 25 add-on channels.

The latest addition to the third-party service may be the biggest yet.

As streaming services from companies like Netflix, HBO, Showtime, CBS, Viacom and others proliferate, Roku is hoping to capitalize on the free, ad-supported side of the business, by offering free TV shows and movies, and the subscription side, by encouraging users to subscribe directly through its platform.

Both Cinemax and HBO are owned by WarnerMedia and all three are owned by AT&T.

This followed a fairly lengthy period of AT&T also bundling in HBO access with some of its premium mobile network plans.

With The Roku Channel now on board, the roads leading to HBO have increased a little more.

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