New on HBO: The Night Of

The Night Of

The Night Of debuted on HBO on July 10 and all initial impressions are going to two things – a. This is a great show, and; b. This is exactly the show HBO needs right now.

As the Home Box Office goes into the Game of Thrones winter, the network needs something that will keep subscribers paying their dues. The Night Of is just the ticket. More than 2.8 million viewers across a variety of platforms (television, website, tablet, etc.) tuned into to watch the series premiere. We did too and here’s our take.

The series is an adaptation from the British show Criminal Justice. The American version details the son of a New York taxi driver, who takes the cab to head to a party. He picks up a woman seeking a ride and after a drug and booze-fueled evening of sex, awakens to find her stabbed to death with no recollection of how she died. He doesn’t quite know what to do so flees with the murder weapon and is subsequently arrested.

HBO originally ordered a pilot of the series in 2012 and after filming it, opted for an additional seven episodes. The lawyer who eventually picks up the case of Naz, the young man at the center of the story, is played by James Gandolfini for much of the first episode. Unfortunately, Gandolfini died shortly after the pilot was completed and the lawyer, named Jack Stone, is played by John Turturro.

The first episode is riveting from beginning to end and we don’t want to ruin it for you. But the big question we asked ourselves is this: Why did he run? After finding himself on the kitchen floor with the woman stabbed to death…why run? There’s something we’re not seeing here and we can’t wait to find out what it is.

Moreover, why did they bring him back to the scene of the crime? Sure, they didn’t think he was a suspect at the time, but…jeez.

With a 90% score on Metacritic and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, we think this show is going to be a great one for HBO and a great one for you streamers. Check it out as new episodes air weekly.

Watch The Night Of on HBO Now via playmoTV

Returning shows on HBO

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Three great series have returned to HBO and they are of course all supported and streaming via playmoTV on all your devices.


Game of ThronesGame of Thrones

Now streaming weekly it’s sixth season but if you still haven’t caught up then do it now before the spoilers catch up to you.


Silicon ValleySilicon Valley

The Pied Piper team is still fighting and returnes with their third season of this great geeky comedy.


VeepVeep

Season 5 of the political satire comedy Veep is now airing on HBO. This season is getting some great reviews so it’s worth adding to your favorites.


New episodes premiere on HBO on Sundays. A great reason to stay home on Sundays for the next few weeks.

You can watch HBO via playmoTV on your computer, iOS device, Playstation or Xbox.

More Streaming Power = Better Experience!

It’s been a pretty eventful few weeks here at playmoTV and we can’t thank all of you enough for your support. We know that the little ickiness involving our Netflix Switcher came as a surprise, but there are other streaming options out there to fill the void and we’re here to announce that we’ve got some new and exciting options for you!

Starting today, playmoTV is supporting HBO GO for all playmoTV streamers that have access through a US regular cable subscription! How awesome is that, right? If you don’t have a cable provider login then don’t worry, we also support to HBO Now, which allows you to subscribe via iTunes or Amazon. We know how important this is… Winter is Coming on April 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern.

We’re also announcing support for fubo.tv, delivering the best of live football, anytime, anywhere! Seria A, LFP, Ligue 1, Primeira Liga, MLS, Liga MX, and more are all included here so you can get your football fill anytime you want!

We’re going above and beyond to ensure that you are getting the streaming experience that you deserve from playmoTV and we want to continue to improve. So, if there is a streaming service out there that you love but that we don’t support, let us know! We’ll work to include it.

Thanks for your support. At the risk of sounding like a proud parent, we really have the best users in the world, and your service suggestions have been amazing, so keep them coming. We’re excited about the next few months – hope you are too!

Happy streaming!

HBO Now has arrived

It’s finally here!

Now you can stream HBO Now using your playmoTV Smart DNS setup on your Apple TV, iOS device or on your computer.

Update your Apple TV, download the iOS app, visit hbonow.com and start streaming.

HBO Now is priced at $14.99 /month but the first month is currently free so get it now in time for Game of Thrones season 5 premiere.

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