Jul 16, 2015
HBO’s cutting edge standalone service HBO NOW is now available for Fire tablets.
This allows owners of Amazon tablets to access HBO content on the go (with internet access), and to do so without needing to rely on a subscription to traditional cable service. HBO NOW costs $14.99 a month.
We also hear that it should be coming to Fire TV and Fire Stick in the near future.
â€œIf thereâ€™s one thing Fire TV and Fire tablet customers are telling us, itâ€™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 customersâ€”in less than five months weâ€™ve added over 700 new channels, apps, and games to Amazon Fire TV, and over 300,000 apps are now available on Fire tablets,â€ says Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore. â€œHBO 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.â€
HBO EVP Bernadette Aulestia mentions the partnership at work. â€œAmazon has cultivated an incredibly vast and savvy base of customers that weâ€™re excited to provide with unlimited access to all of HBO through HBO NOW,â€ she says. â€œThe addition of Amazon devices is another great stride in the distribution of HBO NOW and affirmation of our long standing partnership with Amazon.â€
The app and subscription are available now; per the press release, Amazon customers get to try it out free for 30 days.
[via Amazon Press Release]