HBO Go Finally Available on Amazon Fire TV15 Dec, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Amazon drops streaming media device price to $79
After much speculation, HBO and Amazon Dec. 15 announced that HBO Go is finally available to authenticated viewers on Amazon Fire TV, the e-commerce behemoth’s streaming media device. HBO Go will also be available on Fire TV Stick next spring.
The move bridges an important gap between Fire TV and Roku, Google Chromecast and Apple TV — the latter three already connected with HBO Go.
HBO Go is the premium channel’s TV Everywhere app, enabling authenticated HBO subscribers access to catalog and live programing on connected devices. Until HBO launches a standalone subscription streaming service, HBO Go is the only option to access HBO content on demand and via portable devices.
Since its April launch, Amazon Fire TV has more than quadrupled its selection of apps (700) and games available. With the addition of HBO Go, Fire TV users have access to more than 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.
“Given our longstanding relationship with Amazon, we’re delighted to offer our vast collection of award-winning TV series and movies to Fire TV users,” Jeff Dallesandro, VP of digital domestic network distribution for HBO, said in a statement.
To celebrate the addition of HBO Go, Amazon is selling Fire TV for $20 below its $99 SRP price through Dec. 28.