If you currently own an Amazon Fire TV you have probably noticed a very specific feature missing. HBO. Up until now, the HBO GO service has been absent from the Amazon streaming services. If you are one of those users then you will be happy to know that this is changing as from today. Amazon has today announced in a press release that HBO GO is now available on the Fire TV. Of course, you will still need a valid HBO subscription to be able to use the service. That said though, if you already do have both a subscription and a Fire TV then this will be a very warmly welcomed addition.
If this sounds like you then it is also worth noting that the HBO catalogue is fully integrated with Amazon Fire services and as such you will be able to use your familiar Amazon services like voice search and so on, to browse the selection. This will be extremely handy with the holidays approaching and all that extra TV viewing time users will have. In the press release, Amazon were also quick to note that they have consistently increased the viewing selection which now boasts over 700 apps and games. With the addition of HBO users will reportedly have access to over 1700 titles including major release movies, tv shows, sports and documentaries.
If you are a Fire TV Stick owner then you are probably thinking, what about me? Well, in short, Amazon have not forgotten about you, although you should not be holding out for the HBO service in time for the holidays. Instead, Amazon notes in the press release that the service will become available on the Fire Stick sometime in the Spring. If you have not picked up the Fire TV as of yet, then the press release also states that to "celebrate" the inclusion of HBO the Fire TV will be available at a discounted rate of $79 (down from its normal $99) from now and through until December 28th. Are you currently a Fire TV owner? Happy about the news HBO is now available? If so, let us know.