HBO Go Is Now On Fire (The Kindle Fire)By: Josh Wolford - June 6, 2012
Just in time to relive Game of Thrones’ epic second season and catch any episodes you may miss of the new season of True Blood, HBO Go has finally landed on the Kindle Fire. This marks the first time that HBO’s streaming service has ever been available on an Android-powered tablet.
The app is now available for download over at Amazon, and it’s free. Of course, you’ll need an existing subscription to HBO to use it.
Not only that, but you’ll have to be a customer of a cable provider with HBO Go support. According to CNET, two big customer bases who’ll be missing out at launch are Time Warner and Brighthouse Communications (both of which are supported on the iOS version).
This new app launches as an online push for HBO to launch a standalone streaming service intensifies. Thousands flocked to Twitter to ask HBO to take their money if they could watch HBO programming without having to go through a cable provider.
This is a nice addition for Kindle Fire users, a group that according to a recent survey were not as satisfied with their device as iPad owners. Still, Amazon’s tablet continues to dominate the Android tablet market, holding 54.4% of the market share according to recent data from comScore.
So, Kindle Fire users will now be able to enjoy over 1,400 original HBO shows plus comedy specials, documentaries, and behind-the-scenes programming. An app like HBO Go could really boost the popularity of the device, especially if Amazon comes out with that rumored 10.1-inch version some time in the near future.