Posted Thu Jul 16, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
HBO's standalone streaming service is now available on more platforms.
HBO and Amazon have announced the arrival of HBO Now for Android devices (Android OS 4.1 and later) and current generation Fire tablets. The premium streaming service initially launched exclusively on Apple devices.
"If there's one thing Fire TV and Fire tablet customers are telling us, it's that they love to watch their favorite movies and TV shows. This is why the team is doubling down on adding great new movies and TV shows for Fire TV and Fire tablet customers—in less than five months we’ve added over 700 new channels, apps, and games to Amazon Fire TV, and over 300,000 apps are now available on Fire tablets," said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore. "HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking and award-winning TV shows and movies, and we are excited to introduce HBO Now on Fire tablets and soon on Fire TV."
HBO NOW allows users to watch every episode of every season of HBO’s original programming, hit movies, documentaries, sports and exclusive comedy specials separate from a traditional cable or satellite subscription. The service offers more than 2,000 popular series and movies, including 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Girls,' 'Veep,' 'The Wire,' 'Divergent,' 'X-MEN: Days of Future Past,' 'Neighbors,' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.'
In addition to Android and Fire tablet support, HBO Now will also be available on the Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Android TV products in the coming weeks. An HBO Now subscription currently costs $15 per month.
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