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HBO Go Xbox One app arrives, beats PS4 to the punch

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HBO Go on Xbox One: was it worth the wait?
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Update: The Xbox One HBO Go app has arrived, as Microsoft reveals on Xbox Wire.

They also released that video that leaked earlier this week, so we've embedded it below.

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Xbox One and PS4 owners have been waiting more than a year for HBO Go to arrive on their next-gen console of choice, and one of those groups might get their wish very soon.

A tile on the Xbox 360's dashboard said at one point today that HBO Go is "now on Xbox One," although the app has yet to appear on Microsoft's latest.

On top of that Polygon uncovered a YouTube ad for HBO Go on Xbox One that's since been set to private, while a Microsoft spokesperson called the Xbox 360 tile a "programming error" and said the company has nothing to share at this time.

HBO Go launched on PS3 in March, and although the Xbox One and PS4 versions are definitely coming at some point, it's been some time since we heard anything official.

Both apps are supposed to launch before 2015, and they had better - if they don't want to be immediately eclipsed by whatever standalone HBO service the cable company announces next year, anyway.

Update: Here's that video:

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.


Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for Playboy.com, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.