provides users instant access to HBO’s entire library—every season, every episode of nearly 70 original series, hundreds of new and classic movies, a robust collection of kids programming, plus documentaries, talk shows, concert and comedy specials, sports and more. Series premieres and specials are available to stream at the same time they premiere on TV, without waiting. All you need is the internet.
Making all of HBO’s acclaimed and beloved original series, from Sex and the City
and The Sopranos
to Game of Thrones
and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,
available was game-changing.
It was also a direct response to customer demand: In 2012, HBO superfan Jake Caputo launched TakeMyMoneyHBO.com
, a campaign to show how much consumers were willing to pay for a standalone streaming service from HBO. The reaction was overwhelming: Within 48 hours over 163,000 fans weighed in, with many saying they’d pay upwards of $20 a month for HBO alone. (When the service launched, Caputo received a surprise visit from Sopranos
characters Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri and Salvatore “Big Pussy” Bonspensiero, who were more than happy to take his cash.)