The HBO Go streaming service debuted on Kindle Fire today, bringing the popular mobile app to Amazon’s tablet.

HBO says the app provides access to more than 1,400 titles, including every episode of top HBO shows including Game of Thrones, True Blood, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and others.

The HBO Go app is already available for iPad and Android phones, but the Kindle Fire is the first Android-based tablet to get the service.

Amazon is also hoping to get Kindle Fire users to use its own Amazon Instant Video service, and to subscribe to Amazon Prime, which offers access to a large library of videos for no cost beyond a 79/year subscription. In that way, services like HBO Go compete with Amazon to a certain extent.

The HBO Go apps are free, but the service requires a subscription to HBO through a cable provider.

 

Comments

  • Paul Uhlir

    Just as Game of Thrones ends and I cancel my subscrioption

    • http://josephsunga.com/ Joseph Sunga

      How about Boardwalk Empire? Love that show. :)

  • Guest

    I’d prefer to disintermediate Comcast and simply pay HBO the same incremental charge for an HBO Go account. Why must I have cable TV to use an app on my tablet?

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