HBO reaches deal to connect with Apple TV

HBO’s streaming service, HBO GO, became available to view on Apple TVs starting today. The cable network announced the news Tuesday at AllThingsD’s “Dive Into Media” conference in Dana Point, Calif.

The apps for HBO GO and sister network Cinemax’s MAX GO do not link directly to Apple TV, but the shows can be played on iPhones and iPads, then connected to Apple TV devices via AirPlay, which allows wireless streaming between Apple devices.

HBO GO is currently available online and on Xbox, Roku, and other devices, but HBO co-president Eric Kessler said at the conference that the network’s “long-term goal for GO is to be on all devices and all platforms.”

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