There are always issues when changing from one console generation to another. Usually, such issues are strictly technical, but with this latest transition, a new problem has made itself known. Before this last generation of consoles, the hardware was only used for gaming. As the technology advanced, however, the consoles were able to do more and more - apps became just as big a draw as the games themselves.
The problem with this new console generation is that not all of the apps available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 managed to make the jump to the new hardware. For instance, the YouTube PlayStation 4 app only just made its debut, nearly a year after the console launched, and that's just one of the programs that was missing from this generation's launch.
HBO Go is another massive draw for a lot of people: the network's shows are some of the most popular programs on the air, and being able to watch them at one's leisure is icing on the cake. Thankfully, after a year of waiting, HBO Go is finally available on the Xbox One.
Users familiar with how the app worked on previous consoles should feel comfortable with the Xbox One version, as the interface is almost identical between generations. Users will still have to prove they have a cable subscription to use the service, but again, it's similar to the system seen on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
That being said, it won't be much longer before a cable subscription will be unnecessary: earlier this year, HBO confirmed that its service would be available for the first time without a cable subscription sometime in 2015.
HBO Go is still unreleased on the PlayStation 4, but HBO has stated that the app will be released on Sony's new console sometime before the end of the year; sadly, the company wasn't any more specific than that.
Either way, things are getting better and better for Xbox One users. Between all of the different streaming apps available on the console, it looks like cable subscriptions will soon be relics of the past!