By MARK BLINCHBY | USA TODAY The Google-owned YouTube and its streaming service are both expected to launch in the fall with HBO content streaming starting at a whopping $10 per month.
It’s a deal that could help the companies lure in subscribers as consumers switch to a service like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
But it’s also a big bet on a new app that will be built around the same technology Google is developing with Google Glass, which will allow Google to offer personalized content to its millions of Android devices.
Google Glass was announced at a Google I/O developer conference in April, but has yet to be released to consumers.
The company said Tuesday it’s now working on the Google Glass app, which is expected to debut in the next few months.
It doesn’t have an official release date yet, but a Google Glass developer event is scheduled for this week in Mountain View, California.
HBO content will be available via a new service called HBO Go, which HBO said will be integrated with HBO Now, its video-on-demand service.
HBO Go is expected by early next year.
Google has already announced it will pay a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 to users who subscribe to HBO Go.
HBO’s $10 fee is expected only to increase with HBO Go subscribers becoming more sophisticated in their viewing habits.
Google and HBO are still at the point where Google is not yet ready to make an HBO Go app for Android, said Google VP of products Nick Turchiaro.
Google will be working with Google on the HBO Go service, Turchieresaid.
But that doesn’t mean HBO will be ready to release an app for iOS in time to launch it this fall.
HBO announced Tuesday it will launch a new iOS app in the coming months, but it’s still not ready for primetime yet.
A Google spokesperson said that the app will allow users to control their video feeds, which are typically split into individual shows and episodes.
Google said HBO’s new app will work on iOS and Android devices, but not on Apple TV, Roku TVs, Apple TV devices or Android devices running Google Glass.
The HBO Go experience is similar to what you’d find on HBO Go on Google Chromecast, the company said.
Google also said HBO Go will work with Google Hangouts on Apple TVs and Apple TV streaming players.
The service will offer the ability to watch HBO Go-produced shows, including shows that have been shown on HBO on the web.
Users will also be able to choose whether to view the shows in their homes, on a smartphone or in a new “Google TV” app on the service.
Google hasn’t announced a price for the HBO app yet, although it said it’s planning to launch the app for $10 in the first quarter of 2020.