Amazon just announced that Amazon Fire table users will be able to sign up for HBO Now, the streaming TV service that lets people watch HBO shows and movies without needing a cable subscription. Amazon also said that HBO Now will be on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the coming weeks.
HBO Now makes its way to Android and Fire devices
Google announced back in may that Android devices would soon be able to stream HBO Now, but that’s just become a reality this week. HBO has confirmed that Android devices will be able to sign up, and that’s now possible via the Google Play store.
The new additions of HBO Now mark the end of the 3 monty exclusive period on Apple’s devices. HBO was also offering real-time channels to Sling TV boxes, but that included just one live channel and HBO’s video on demand library.
According to HBO, new customers with Android or Amazon Fire devices will be able to get the HBO Now app and sign up to a free 30-day trial. After that the service costs $14.99 per month.
HBO has moved lately away from deals with cable providers, who could once demand that customers who wanted HBO also had to sign up for their cable packages. But HBO obviously saw the potential to make money off the growing numbers of so-called “cord cutters” who don’t want to pay for cable TV.
SOURCE: Ars Technica.