OVERRATED: HBO Go

On the surface it's a forward-thinking move for the network to allow subscribers to watch past seasons of its original shows online, but ultimately <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP00000211515" title="HBO (tv network)" href="/topic/business/media-industry/television-industry/hbo-%28tv-network%29-ORCRP00000211515.topic">HBO</a> is missing the bigger picture by not allowing customers to subscribe to only a streamable option. Though it's easy to imagine current cable and satellite users enjoying the app's portable ease, imagine the money HBO would make if they made it available to everybody. After all, it's not TV, right?

( Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times )

On the surface it's a forward-thinking move for the network to allow subscribers to watch past seasons of its original shows online, but ultimately HBO is missing the bigger picture by not allowing customers to subscribe to only a streamable option. Though it's easy to imagine current cable and satellite users enjoying the app's portable ease, imagine the money HBO would make if they made it available to everybody. After all, it's not TV, right?

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