I find it rediculous that Verizon is charging me to what Game of Thrones and HBO series when I already Pay a monthly fee for HBO. I can go online, if I would like to sit at a computer, and watch them. But you cannot use the On Demand services through the TV to watch prior season's without being charged per episode. SHAME ON YOU VERIZON!!!
Comcast does not charge you to watch prior seasons. Will be switching back to Comcast shortly.!!!!!
Probably a financial decision to pay less for HBO.
HBO GO can be used by a variety of devices to watch on your TV (even a smart TV).
Yes if you don't have those options, it may be a pain.