HBO NOW, The Network’s Streaming Service For Cord Cutters, Has Just 800,000 Subscribers

In addition to the fact that HBO NOW has not yet rolled out to all platforms, the service also began as an Apple exclusive, having been initially available only on Apple TV before arriving on other devices. […] Another issue that could be slowing subscriber growth is HBO NOW’s still heftier price tag, when compared with others in the streaming space – it charges $14.99 per month [sic]. Netflix, these days, charges $5 less for its standard plan – and that’s after a price increase. […] As it stands, HBO NOW has far to go to truly rival the behemoth that is Netflix, which reported in January that it has grown to 75 million users worldwide. Hulu has over 9 million subscribers and Sling TV has 394,000 subscribers, analysts believe. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch