The news comes out of an HBO event held last night in San Francisco, where company co-president, Eric Kessler, confirmed that HBO Go will be made available on Microsoft’s service on April 1, which just so happens to coincide with the premier of season 2 of Game of Thrones.
The app was originally expected to debut back in November, when Microsoft first introduced all of the new video apps to Xbox Live, but the release of the HBO Go app was delayed for unspecified reasons.
HBO Go, in case you’re unfamiliar with the network’s service, offers movies, special features and just about every episode of every HBO original–including, of course, HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones. The catch being, you need to have cable and an HBO subscription in order to access HBO Go.
Unfortunately for you PlayStation 3 and Wii owners, there was no mention as to whether or not the app would be making its way to those platforms at any point–so if you want to access HBO Go on a console, you’ll have to do it on the Xbox 360 for now.
It isn’t known whether or not the full offering of HBO Go content will be made available in the Xbox Live app, but we’ll likely hear more about that as we near closer to the app’s release date on Xbox Live.