Google Fiber Extends Access to HBO Now, Spotify

Google Fiber has joined a growing number of distributors for HBO Now, the premium programmer’s direct-to-consumer OTT service that went live in April 2015, and is also integrating access to Spotify. 

Those OTT services are available to Google Fiber customers as add-ons to their current subscriptions, including Fiber 1000, Fiber 100 as well as Internet/pay TV combos, Google Fiber said. For customers who partake, those services will appear on their monthly bills.

Earlier today, HBO announced that its OTT offering would be coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 consoles ahead of the October 2 premiere of Westworld.

Last month, Home Box Office chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said HBO Now had its strongest quarter yet, but didn’t reveal any new sub numbers. HBO Now ended 2015 with about 800,000 subs, and Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner Inc.’s CEO, said in March that the sub figure was approaching 1 million.

Others with HBO Now distribution pacts include PlayStation Vue, Frontier, Service  Electric Cablevision, Altice (Cablevision Systems), Apple, and Verizon, among others.