February 12, 2020
WarnerMedia Entertainment Feb. 12 announced that its HBO Go service is now available in Indonesia as a standalone streaming service. The app is accessible on HBOGoAsia.com and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store for IDR60,000 ($4) a with a seven-day free trial.
The HBO Go app, which launched in Indonesia in 2019 continues to be an on-demand platform for HBO via pay-TV operators Telkomsel’s Maxstream, First Media and IndiHome. It was a pre-cursor to HBO Now (and pending HBO Max) in the United States.
“Thanks to our local distribution partners, the app has already got off to a flying start in Indonesia,” said Clement Schwebig, managing director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, which operates HBO in Asia. “Through HBO Go, viewers can watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster movies and series — as well as Asian content — anytime, anywhere.”
A number of HBO Asia Originals have been filmed in Indonesia, with local cast and crews. For example, award-winning Joko Anwar directed both “Halfworlds” and “Folklore”; Reza Rahadian and Arifin Putra star in “Halfworlds”; Adinia Wirasti appears in both “Halfworlds” and “Grisse”; and Alexandra Gottardo has roles in “Grisse” and “Food Lore.”
HBO Go allows subscribers unlimited access to stream thousands of hours of non-stop and uncut entertainment from the latest first-run Hollywood movies and exclusive original content from HBO, HBO Asia and Cinemax, to Asian movies, series and all-time favorite kids’ programs over multiple connected devices.
Within the app, the live TV function can stream six of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks’ channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Hits, HBO Family, Cinemax and Red By HBO. Each HBO Go account can be viewed on two concurrent streams across five registered devices and the service has Airplay and Chromecast functionality.
In Asia, HBO Go is also available in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and will be launching in more territories with additional partners soon.