Two days after the controversial Amazon Prime Day when the giant online retailer offered discounts and deals for many of its products, Amazon announced that the popular streaming service HBO NOW will be available on the Fire tablets. Also, the company said that HBO NOW will also arrive on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the near future.
Steve Rabuchin, the vice president of Amazon Appstore commented on the recent announcement, saying that they decided to make this happen because many of the Fire tablet and Fire TV users love to watch their favorite TV shows and movies on the Amazon devices. That’s why the company is working very hard to add more popular movies and shows on the Fire devices. For example, Rabuchin said that Amazon added more than 700 new channels, games and apps on their Fire TV in the over the past five months. Also, they added more than 300,000 apps for the popular Amazon Fire Tablets.
Amazon VP added that another reason for adding HBO NOW on their Fire devices is that HBO has made some of the most interesting and critically-acclaimed TV shows in history and it was a natural move to give their customers the best of the best.
Bernadette Aulestia, from HBO, said the company is very excited to work with Amazon because the online retailer has been responsible for cultivating a base of very devoted customers and making HBO NOW available to them would be an honor.
Bernadette Aulestia explained that adding HBO NOW on Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV is another confirmation that the long-term partnership between the two companies is stronger than ever.
HBO NOW monthly subscription costs $14.99 and will be available on two models of Amazon Fire tablets, the Fire HD 6 and the HD7. The first one is available for $99, while the other costs $139. Also, HBO NOW offers a 30-day trial period where new customers can try it without having to pay anything.
Amazon announced that HBO NOW will come to Fire TV in the next weeks. Amazon’s Fire TV currently features more than 700 channels, games and apps.
Until a few months ago, HBO NOW was available exclusively on iOS devices but the partnership expired in April and HBO decided to make the internet streaming service available for both Android and Fire devices.
HBO NOW can be downloaded from Amazon Appstore or from Google Play Store.
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