Amazon’s set-top box, the Fire TV, isn’t really short on content sources but today’s announcement is definitely going to be well received. The company has just announced that HBO GO is finally landing on the Amazon Fire TV. It supports the set-top box’s voice search feature so users only have to say the name of what they want to watch on HBO GO.
Since HBO GO isn’t a standalone streaming service, a subscription to the cable network through participating affiliates is required. HBO is working on a completely standalone streaming service that is expected to go live in April 2015.
Peter Larsen, Vice President Amazon Devices, revealed that HBO was the “most requested service” for Fire TV, and it lands on the set-top box right around the holiday season so the timing couldn’t have been better.
If you didn’t pick up an Amazon Fire TV and instead went for the Amazon Fire TV Stick worry not. It was also confirmed in the company’s press release today that HBO GO will be released on the Fire TV Stick as well, but it will be released this spring, so there’s a bit of waiting involved.
In order to celebrate the addition of HBO GO to the platform, Amazon is offering its set-top box for just $79. This price will be available through December 28th on the company’s online store.