Here’s some good news for Amazon Fire TV owners: HBO GO is now available for your binge watching pleasure. As for the Amazon Fire TV Stick, no HBO GO for now, but it will be available in the spring of 2015.
HBO GO is an app that lets HBO subscribers watch shows, movies and other HBO content on their mobile device, streaming sticks and boxes, video game consoles and more. Currently, one needs a HBO subscription to watch content on the go, but HBO is rumored to launch a service early next year which lets customers pay a monthly fee to access HBO GO without a cable subscription.
Check out the press release below for more information.
HBO GO Now Available on Amazon Fire TV
HBO GO joins a growing list of services that support Amazon Fire TV voice search — customers simply say the name of a movie or TV show to find it on Amazon, HBO GO, Hulu, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, Vevo, and more
Amazon Fire TV app selection up 4x since launch
SEATTLE—December 15, 2014—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced HBO GO is now available on Amazon Fire TV with an HBO subscription through participating affiliates, with integration of its full catalog into Fire TV’s voice search. HBO GO will also be available on Fire TV Stick this spring.
“Since launch we’ve increased the number of services available on Amazon Fire TV by more than 4x,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President Amazon Devices. “We’re thrilled to add HBO GO, the most requested service, to Fire TV in time for the holidays. HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking and award-winning TV shows and movies, and we are excited to bring this amazing content to our customers, all of which is accessible via voice search on your Fire TV remote.”
“Given our longstanding relationship with Amazon, we’re delighted to bring HBO GO to Amazon’s Fire TV—offering our vast collection of award-winning TV series and movies to Fire TV users,” said Jeff Dallesandro, Vice President, Digital Domestic Network Distribution, HBO. “We’re thrilled to add this platform to the suite of HBO GO viewing options, offering our subscribers compelling new experiences like Amazon’s unified voice search.”
Since launch, Amazon Fire TV has more than quadrupled its selection, with over 700 apps and games now available. With the addition of HBO GO, Fire TV customers now have access to over 1,700 titles including every episode of new and classic HBO series, as well as HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries, specials and a wide selection of blockbuster movies.
To celebrate the addition of HBO GO to the platform, Amazon Fire TV is available for just $79 throughDecember 28 —order at www.amazon.com/FireTV.
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Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 127 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 70 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
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