HBO Go Finally Offers Cord-Cutters a Legal Solution

Oct 21, 2014

Across the country cord-cutters have been using their parents' and friends' HBO Go log-in info to watch Game of Thrones for years. But HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced during Time Warner Investor Day that his network would be going all out to gain audience share among the 80 million homes that do not have HBO, and that includes the debut of a standalone HBO Go subscription in 2015.

While many have heralded that this could be the nail in the coffin of cable bundles, other have more astutely observed that this is HBO's attempt to go head to head with Netflix. Still there's no word on what this subscription might cost, or whether cord-cutters who are already surreptitiously using someone else's password will decide to go legit and start paying for to watch John Oliver.