In March HBO came on stage during Apple’s event and announced HBO Now, a $15 standalone internet TV streaming service. It was later revealed that HBO Now would be an exclusive to Apple for 3 months, and in May Google announced that HBO Now would also be headed for Android in the near future.
For those who were looking to sign up for the service but weren’t sure when it would actually launch, wonder no more because HBO Now for Android and Amazon’s Fire devices is now live and you can actually go ahead and download the app and sign up for the subscription via the Google Play Store.
That being said if you’re not sure if you want to subscribe to HBO Now, fret not because according to HBO, customers will be entitled for a free 30-day trial in which they can enjoy the service and its features, after which they will have to pay $15 a month if they wish to keep using the service on their mobile devices.
So far it seems that HBO’s experiment with HBO Now as a standalone service has proven to be something of a success. According to the figures provided by BTIG Research (via Variety), the service has managed to sign as many as 850,000-1 million subscribers, and this is just based on the app’s ranking on the iTunes App Store, so we can only imagine that number will only climb now that it is available on Android and Amazon’s devices.