HBO GO Standalone App Launches in Philippines


HBO GO has rolled out in the Philippines as a standalone OTT service, without any pre-existing TV subscription required.

The service is accessible via and mobile devices through the HBO GO app, which can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store for PHP149 ($2.90) a month with a seven-day free trial. HBO GO gives subscribers unlimited access to stream thousands of hours of non-stop and uncut entertainment, including exclusive original content from HBO, HBO Asia and Cinemax.

With the live TV function, subscribers can stream all six of HBO Asia’s suite of TV channels—HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, Cinemax and Red By HBO—live via HBO GO simultaneously on internet-connected devices. Each HBO GO account can be viewed on two concurrent streams across five registered devices, and the service has Airplay and Chromecast functionality.

In Asia, HBO GO is also available in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and will be launching in more Asian territories soon.

Clement Schwebig, managing director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks for Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, said: “The launch of HBO GO as a standalone OTT service in the Philippines is a natural evolution for the platform in Asia. Through HBO GO, we are excited to be able to provide our subscribers in the Philippines exclusive and easy access to enjoy our vast library of HBO Original programs from the U.S. and Asia, Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, stand-up comedies and animated shows. By downloading their favorite programs, viewers can watch movies and series anytime, anywhere, without an internet connection.”