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HBO Now's introduction at Apple's March press event
HBO Now’s introduction at Apple’s March press event

HBO Now is coming to Android today. The $14.99/month service was previously sold exclusively through Apple devices and Cablevision’s Optimum Online subscriptions.

The HBO Now app, which allows cord cutters to get HBO content without subscribing to the cable channel, will be rolling out later today. The service is available anywhere Android users can currently use the HBO Go app, which comes with a standard HBO cable subscription.

Amazon also announced the availability of HBO Now for Fire tablets today. Owners of Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV stick won’t be able to stream the new content today, but Amazon said that functionality will debut for those devices in the coming weeks.

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Fans of HBO content who use a gaming console like the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will still have to rely on the HBO Go app to stream content as an extension of a standard HBO cable subscription. Apple’s three-month exclusivity deal with HBO is now over though, so options for other platforms are likely coming soon.

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