So ends the long and dark winter where HBO’s streaming only option was only available on Apple devices. We predicted as much a while back but many “cord cutters” were still disgruntled about not being able to use HBO Now on ALL of their devices. Here’s the official word from HBO on this latest news:
Today, Home Box Office is adding Android and Amazon devices to its internet only service, HBO NOWSM, providing audiences with instant access to all of HBO—addictive series, unforgettable movies, thought-provoking documentaries, thrilling sports programs and entertaining comedy and music specials. Consumers only need the internet to access HBO NOW which is available on Android phones and tablets as well as Amazon Fire Tablets starting today. HBO NOW is also soon to be Google Cast-enabled and available soon on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
New customers can download the app on their Android tablet and phone or on their Amazon Fire Tablets to begin a 30-day introductory free trial of HBO NOW by signing up through Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. HBO NOW continues to expand its distribution by adding Google and Amazon to already existing partners – Apple and Cablevision. HBO NOW is available on any Android OS 4.1+ phone or tablet and Fire Tablets as well as iPhone, iPad and Apple TV for a monthly subscription of $14.99. Upon registering, subscribers can also watch their favorite HBO programming on their computer at HBONOW.com.
There are now a ton of ways to watch HBO online so you have very few excuses left to be pirating the likes of Game of Thrones. So sign up now and look for the apps on the Play and Amazon Fire App stores later today. We’ll post links to both of the apps when they’re available.