Netflix May Stream HBO for an Added $10

Service is surveying users on potential of streaming more cable content


Netflix may start streaming other premium channels, including HBO. The service is asking users if they would pay an extra $10 a month for instant access to HBO content, according to Hacking Netflix. Netflix already streams Starz content at no extra charge.

ARS Technica sums up my reaction with a graphic suggesting Netflix + HBO = Hearts.

Yes! I'd pay $10. I like the subscription model for entertainment. But don't like having to pay $50 or $60 for a cable or satellite plan that includes a premium channel like HBO.

The Internet threatens to deliver the ultimate in a la carte choice. It can let us choose what we want -- channel by channel. That's something cable operators have resisted, saying it would bring them economic ruin.