Google announced it would be expanding its Google Fiber service to those lucky folks down in Austin, Texas by 2014, but today they’re announcing an even more important milestone for its customers: Google Fiber is getting HBO and Cinemax.
That’s right, Google Fiber users – you can now watch Game of Thrones straight from your TV instead of pirating it at blazing-fast speeds now that you can add an HBO package for an additional $20 per month. The package will not only get you HBO, but it also includes HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO Comedy, and HBO Zone. Cinemax will also be launching today and will offer a similar set of packages for only $10 more per month. For you hardcore cable TV watchers who want every premium channel possible, you could get all of the mentioned additions as well as Starz and Showtime for $40 more per month.
We’re not sure what more you could ask for in a cable provider than what customers are getting with Google Fiber. We guess the only thing we could ask for is some sort of sports package, although we’re not sure how high in demand those are on competing providers.