HBO Latin America announced today a new feature in its HBO GO platform, enabling temporary content downloads for certain titles and allowing subscribers to view, even when they’re offline, up to 15 downloaded titles.
Paying subscribers of the platform will be able to download content directly to their mobile device to enjoy at their convenience, including all eight seasons of the most acclaimed series of all-time GAME OF THRONES, and other hit series such as Chernobyl and Big Little Lies.
Starting today, select content from HBO GO can be easily downloaded to a smartphone or tablet while the device is online, simply looking for and clicking on the “Download” icon on the hero carousel or the detail page of the HBO GO application. Once the download is complete, subscribers will be able to review their titles under the “MY DOWNLOADS” section of the app and enjoy their content on the go, minimizing data consumption.
“This new HBO GO feature gives our subscribers the convenience and added value of watching HBO’s unique and exclusive content in a whole new way. If the subscriber is on a plane or in an area with limited connectivity, they can now reap the benefit of offline viewing,” said Dionne Bermudez, Vice President of Digital Distribution and Business Research at HBO Latin America. “We are committed to providing our subscribers the best entertainment experience, paired with the best content, so that subscribers can easily enjoy HBO GO wherever, and whenever they prefer.”
The HBO GO functionality will be launched with 300 available titles, including the possibility to download entire seasons. Subscribers will be able to download up to 15 HBO GO titles at any time, on up to three different devices. Each title can be downloaded up to two times, with the feature only available after the free trial period.
Subscribers will have the following content viewing options: up to 30 days after downloading or up to 48 hours after starting to view the program. Users will not be able to view downloaded content if the subscription has expired, or if the content is no longer available on the platform.
HBO GO can be accessed through multiple devices, including smartphones and tablets with iOS and Android, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, and can also be streamed to the TV using Chromecast.