HBO goes online, finally

That’s right, kiddies. Starting tomorrow you’ll be able to download HBO shows including hits like John From Cincinnati and Rome. Oh, yeah, those have both been canceled, right? Well, Flight of the Conchords and Entourage are still around. HBO’s way of bringing content online is unique in that it won’t be Web-based streaming like we’re used to with other networks. You’ll have to download a separate app and content is viewable for a month, only on PCs and you can’t transfer said shows to a portable device. It’s currently only available in Green Bay and Milwaukee with 400 hours of content, but don’t worry because it will soon be rolled out nationwide.

It’s not all bad, though. Each family member can get their own account and parents can monitor and restrict what content is being viewed by the youngins. Why no Mac support, Time Warner? At least it’s free.

HBO Putting Shows Online, at No Additional Charge [NYT]