Let’s face it, there are only that many things you can do for fun in Singapore.
Especially in sweltering hot weather, nothing screams “weekend” like escaping to the cooling comforts of a cafe, shopping mall, or cinema.
For those on a budget (or who would rather hide in their man/woman caves), however, staying at home to play computer games or binge-watching dramas and movies is the way to go.
But with various subscription services vying for our eyeballs, how does one decide which service to commit to?
Enter HBO GO.
Free from the cord, HBO GO allows subscribers to stream over thousands of hours of video content over multiple devices for a fixed monthly price.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the perks you’ll be getting for just S$13.98/month – the price of one weekend movie ticket!
No Cable Subscription Needed
Most Singaporeans think of cable TV when they think of HBO, but what’s new about HBO GO is that there’s no need to be a cable TV subscriber to enjoy HBO content.
All you need are two things – an email address, and an iTunes or Google Play account with an active payment method.
Watch On Demand
Here’s one more perk of subscribing to HBO GO – the freedom to watch your favourite shows at any time of the day!
Rushing home or cancelling appointments just to be in time to catch a show on TV is a thing of the past, and HBO GO lets you indulge in your binge-watching tendencies whenever the craving strikes.
With literally thousands of hours of content to consume, you can be sure that boredom will definitely be kept at bay.
Watch On Any Screen
As digital natives, our media consumption habits have also evolved to the use of multiple devices in various situations.
For example, while you might watch a show in your room on a desktop, you might continue where you stopped on your mobile phone or tablet when you’re lying on a sofa in your living room.
HBO GO lets you indulge in whatever viewing preference or configuration you desire – just make sure a single account isn’t streaming on more than 2 devices at the same time.
Download To Go
On a similar note, HBO GO also lets you watch HBO original content on-the-go – even if you are not connected to the Internet.
Simply download the videos onto your smart device and never be bored on long train and bus rides again!
Do note that you would only be able to download up to 20 pieces of content in total across your registered devices, and this content will expire 28 days after download or 48 hours after you press play.
Live TV Streaming
If you feel like your viewing habits have stagnated and you want to switch it up a little, you’ll be glad to know that your HBO GO account also gives you the ability to watch live streams of any HBO channels – HBO, HBO Hits, HBO Signature, HBO Family, Cinemax, and Red by HBO.
It’s as if you’re having cable TV without needing to pay for channels you don’t care about!
HBO-Exclusive Titles (And It’s Not Just Game Of Thrones)
How can we talk about HBO GO and not mention the exclusives, right?
Fans of the hit show Game of Thrones might have seen its final heart-wrenching death, but some fresh programming highlights you will be able to look out for include the premiere of, The Outsider (13 Jan), a HBO Original based on Stephen King’s best selling novel.
All good things must come to an end, so remember to catch the finale of critically-acclaimed drama Watchmen on 16 Dec and finale of fantasy adventure His Dark Materials on 24 Dec.
For something closer to home, Invisible Stories, a HBOAsia Original, is also premiering on 5 Jan. Invisible Stories tells the untold stories from the heartlands, and is filmed entirely in Singapore. It also stars this year’s Golden Horse Award winner, Yeo Yann Yann.
If you’re a sucker for the classics, access HBO’s entire library of movies and iconic series like Sex and the City, Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, and of course, Game of Thrones.
Unsure? Try It For Free!
If these reasons aren’t enough for you to subscribe to HBO GO, why not try it out for yourself?
HBO GO currently has a 7 day free trial so the best time to give it a shot would be probably this weekend.
Find out more about HBO GO, and start streaming now!