HBO Asia has announced that HBO Go's streaming service will be launched in Malaysia next month and will be exclusive to Astro. HBO Go will be available for free on Astro Movie Pack and customers can watch it through the HBO Go app as well as Astro Go and Astro set-top box.
HBO Go offers unlimited access to all original HBO content – from serials, movies and documentaries from the US and Asia. This includes Playing Thrones, Big Thieves, and the West. HBO Go customers will enjoy the premiere of the latest series at the same time as the US, and will gain access to additional original HBO content, for example behind the scenes of careers and trailers.
For Game of Thrones fans, you can catch the last episode every Monday morning at 9 am early next month. The upcoming HBO Original series, Chernobyl, will be premiered at 9am on May 7th.
At present, Astro Movie Pack customers currently use HBO and Max channels as well as HBO Originals on demand. According to Agnes Rosario, Director of Astro Content, "the latest collaboration will enable Astro to unlock thousands of assets including Hollywood movies and HBO Originals from all over the world across all Astro platforms and soon on HBO Go."
Currently for Asia HBO Go is available in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. The app has download capabilities that allow customers to view their favorite content offline without an internet connection. It also has a live TV show where you can watch the live HBO channel while on the move. App also supports Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast.
Currently, you can not download the HBO Go app in Malaysia and the service will be released live in May 2019. So far, no subscription options are mentioned for non-Astro subscribers.