HBO GO Finally Hits Amazon's Fire TV

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Back in April, Amazon launched Fire TV, its streaming device for the connected living room. It was missing one key service however. It didn't support HBO GO. While Amazon has since added HBO content to Prime Instant Video, those don't include the latest episodes of all the shows.

Today, Amazon announced that the device finally has the service.

“Since launch we’ve increased the number of services available on Amazon Fire TV by more than 4x,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President of Amazon Devices. “We’re thrilled to add HBO GO, the most requested service, to Fire TV in time for the holidays. HBO has produced some of the most groundbreaking and award-winning TV shows and movies, and we are excited to bring this amazing content to our customers, all of which is accessible via voice search on your Fire TV remote.”

“Given our longstanding relationship with Amazon, we’re delighted to bring HBO GO to Amazon’s Fire TV—offering our vast collection of award-winning TV series and movies to Fire TV users,” added Jeff Dallesandro, Vice President, Digital Domestic Network Distribution at HBO. “We’re thrilled to add this platform to the suite of HBO GO viewing options, offering our subscribers compelling new experiences like Amazon’s unified voice search.”

Amazon is selling Fire TV for $79 through December 28. HBO GO will be available for the less expensive Amazon Fire TV Stick in the spring.

Last month, HBO GO finally became available for Xbox One.

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