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Sling TV Gets HBO Ahead of ‘Game of Thrones’ Premiere

It's getting easier and easier to watch "Game of Thrones" without a cable subscription or BitTorrent. Sling TV announced on Thursday that HBO would become available to subscribers. The streaming service's $20 "Best of Live TV" package already includes channels like ESPN, TNT, Food Network, AMC, Disney Channel and more. For an additional $20, they can now watch HBO live and get access to the channel's on-demand content. This comes a few days after HBO Now became available for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. The big difference between HBO on Sling TV and streaming services like HBO GO and HBO Now is that viewers will be able to watch new shows like "Game of Thrones" and "Silicon Valley" live. While HBO on Sling TV will be ready for Sunday's premiere of "Game of Thrones," traffic could be an issue after subscribers complained of poor service during the heavily viewed March Madness college basketball games.

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