Sony PS3 switches on HBO GO

Michelle Clancy | 05-03-2014

The HBO GO app the premium cable network's TV everywhere play is finally making its bow on the PlayStation 3 gaming console.

In January, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced HBO GO would be coming to PlayStation 3, bringing it into parity with Xbox 360 and the Xbox 1.

The app allows cable subscribers that have a traditional HBO subscription access every episode of every season of the HBO's shows and original fare, including True Detective, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, via the console.

The announcement comes as Game of Thrones prepares to return for season four, with the premiere airing on 6 April.

"You've got more than a month to get caught up on the first three amazing seasons," Sony noted. The company also said that it is "working diligently" with HBO to bring the HBO GO app to the next-generation PlayStation 4.