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HBO Go coming to Xbox 360 on April 1st (updated)

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HBO has announced that its on-demand service HBO Go will launch on the Xbox 360 on April 1st this year.

New Xbox TV Experience
New Xbox TV Experience

HBO just announced that the HBO Go on-demand service will be coming to the Xbox 360 on April 1st, just in time for the second season of Game of Thrones. Although we heard back in October that HBO Go was on its way to the console, we'd not heard any word of a launch date until now. To use the service, you'll need to have a subscription to HBO, and have downloaded the latest dashboard update. HBO Go joins a growing list of TV services available on Microsoft's console — Comcast, Verizon's FiOS, and Hulu Plus are either coming soon or already available — making the Xbox a serious contender for your cable box's space under the TV.

Update: Tech of the Hub has reached out to HBO and discovered that the service aims to launch a few days in advance of April 1st, in order to avoid any teething troubles on the Game of Thrones release day. Additionally, they've been given some technical details — HBO will stream 720p content with stereo sound at launch, with Dolby Digital Plus surround sound coming in a later release.