April 20, 2011 at 11:04 AM ET
HBO is planning to expand its streaming service so that subscribers can watch HBO shows and movies on the iPhone and other smartphones, as well as Apple's iPad, likely starting next month.
Do the "other smartphones" include Android phones? It's not clear yet, but a YouTube video posted by HBO recently talks about "streaming on your iPad, laptop or smartphone wherever you are."
HBO started its GO streaming service last year, and it now works on laptops and desktops. It's a perk for subscribers; non-subscribers cannot use it.
Adding such access to mobile devices as an "anywhere, anytime you want it" offering is right in line with what many businesses are doing, especially entertainment companies, which are fighting for consumers' dollars.
According to the promo video, with GO, you'll "get instant and unlimited access" to "every episode of every season of your favorite HBO shows plus hit movies."
That could lead to a lot of "Deadwood" at the office and downtime, so you might need to "Curb Your Enthusiasm," lest you find yourself "In Treatment" over this service.