Android users and the few Amazon device owners out there, rejoice! You too can now enjoy “Game of Thrones”, “Silicon Valley”, and “Last Week Tonight” without a cable subscription. HBO Now, HBO’s internet only service, is available on Android and Amazon phones and tablets starting today, the premium cable channel announced in a press release.
Introduced three months ago, HBO Now provided users with access to its content without a cable subscription and was exclusively available on Apple devices and Cablevision. Now, HBO has moved beyond Apple is partnering with Google and Amazon. Users can sign up for the service through Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Following a 30 day free trial, it will cost $14.99 a month. HBO also promises that HBO NOW is will soon be Google Cast-enabled using Google Chromecast and available soon on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.
Showtime launched its own stand alone streaming service, simply named Showtime, this summer. Unlike HBO, however, it wasn’t exclusively available on any device and has quickly expanded to several platforms. For $10.99, non cable subscribers can sign up for Showtime and watch on Apple, Roku, and Playstation devices. You can also link it to your Hulu account.