Posted Thu May 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
HBO's standalone streaming service is coming to more platforms.
Google has announced the upcoming arrival of HBO Now for Android. The premium streaming service is currently only available on Apple devices or through Optimum Online.
HBO NOW allows users to watch every episode of every season of HBO’s original programming, hit movies, documentaries, sports and exclusive comedy specials separate from a traditional cable or satellite subscription. The service offers more than 2,000 popular series and movies, including 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective,' 'Silicon Valley,' 'Girls,' 'Veep,' 'The Wire,' 'Divergent,' 'X-MEN: Days of Future Past,' 'Neighbors,' and 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' In addition to Android support, HBO Now will also receive full Google Cast support, allowing Android and iOS users to cast HBO Now content through their Chromecasts to their TVs. Likewise, Google also revealed that HBO Now and HBO Go will both soon be available on Android TV.
An exact release window for HBO Now on Android has not been announced, but support is expected to arrive in time for the premiere of the second season of 'True Detective' on June 21. An HBO Now subscription currently costs $15 per month.
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