The HBO Go app that lets people watch HBO shows from iPads and other things that aren't cable boxes is coming to unnamed game consoles, according to a Gigaom report of a recent Time Warner earnings call. The app has been specific to certain providers (blocked by Time Warner Cable in New York, for example), so we're a few details short of unbridled excitement. We're checking with MS/Sony/Nintendo on plans and reactions. [via Giant Bomb]
How is it blocked? Does the program just read your IP address, say, "This is a Time Warner IP", and refuse to play it for you?
This . . . kind of scares me. Could there be a day when I can't access Netflix because Time Warner wants me to buy their cable?