Android Apps

HBO GO adds Amazon Kindle Fire support, still won’t ignite other Android tablets

June 6, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Entertainment, Multimedia, Tablets


The fantastic HBO GO app, which allows HBO subscribers to watch full episodes and view special content on their Android devices, now supports the Amazon Kindle Fire. HBO made the announcement today that and uploaded GO into the Amazon Appstore, bringing more than 1,400 movies and premium television shows to one of the best selling Android tablets to date.

HBO GO requires an HBO subscription through a cable operator. Once a paying subscriber is authenticated, the app provides access to all of HBO’s popular shows, miniseries, cast and show information, and entire seasons of popular shows. The app offers a Watch List that can customize a queue of videos to watch, so there’s always something worth seeing when you’re on the go.

Sadly, it’s the only Android tablet currently supported by HBO. Despite 10-inch screens with beautiful screens being perfectly suited to stream True Blood, HBO has yet to open up support to the other Android tablets that have proven popular. The ASUS Transformer Prime, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 have all been denied access. Looks like it’s back to watching shows on our little 4-inch screens instead – or 7 inch if you have a Kindle Fire.

Download HBO GO to your Kindle Fire by visiting the Amazon Appstore.