HBO Go Bows on Amazon Kindle Fire6 Jun, 2012 By: Erik Gruenwedel
HBO’s popular TV Everywhere app, HBO Go, is now available for use by authenticated subscribers on Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxufTimGB2E).
Available via the Amazon App store for Android, HBO Go users can instantly access more than 1,400 titles, including every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, including “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Blood,” as well as all seasons of classic shows such as “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Deadwood;” plus HBO original films, miniseries, sports, documentaries and specials; in addition to a wide selection of blockbuster theatricals.
HBO Go is available at no additional cost to consumers who subscribe to HBO through a participating television provider.
HBO subscribers can also personalize HBO Go through a custom “Watchlist” that keeps track of bookmarked content for later viewing and the “Series Pass” capability, which automatically loads the Watchlist with new episodes of favorite HBO programs when they arrive on the service.
Additionally, HBO Go customers get new titles simultaneously with their premiere on the network; the ability to resume viewing from the Watchlist on any mobile device including the Kindle Fire; bonus content including interviews, recaps and behind-the-scenes extras; customizable views showing titles in slideshow, grid or list format; and the ability to pause, rewind and view at their convenience.
“Kindle Fire owners already download and use apps and games frequently on their devices, and we expect that only to increase with the addition of HBO Go and all of its popular content,” said Aaron Rubenson, director of the Amazon Appstore.