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This article was published on April 9, 2015

HBO goes live on Sling TV, making it one of the most accessible premium networks

HBO goes live on Sling TV, making it one of the most accessible premium networks
Natt Garun
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Natt Garun

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Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She Natt Garun is the former US Editor at The Next Web, managing the North American team on content, events, features and reviews coverage. She previously wrote for Digital Trends, Business Insider, and Gizmodo. Facebook | Twitter | Google+

Following this week’s announcement that HBO Now has officially launched, Sling TV today confirmed that its customers can now access HBO on the app for an extra $15 a month.

The price is the same as HBO Now via Apple TV and iOS devices, or through Optimum/Cablevision. Sling and HBO Now will be your best options for catching this weekend’s anticipated premiere of three HBO hits: “Game of Thrones,” “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.”

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The launches of HBO Now and HBO on Sling officially make the network one of the most accessible premium channels in the US. In comparison, HBO’s sister network Cinemax, Starz and Showtime all require a cable subscription for remote access to on-demand content.

HBO also recently partnered with Amazon-owned Twitch to air an exclusive clip of the new season of “Silicon Valley.” It’s clear the network is working hard to build online momentum ahead of its largest premiere weekends of the year, and we have no doubt it’ll pay off for diehard fans and new customers alike.

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