Topping off the Google I/O keynote, Sundar Pichai announced that HBO NOW for Android is coming to the Google Play Store. The standalone subscription version of HBO launched earlier this year and offers the premium network’s movies and TV shows online without the need for a cable subscription. Instead, users can subscribe to HBO NOW for a monthly fee and access the service online and on mobile devices. HBO NOW for Android will include Chromecast support for watching content on your HDTV.
Availability and pricing for HBO NOW on Android wasn’t specifically announced during the keynote, but the service carries a $14.99/month subscription price on iOS. HBO NOW for Android joins the existing HBO GO Android app for cable subscribers.
Update: HBO says the app will be available this summer.
HBO NOW On Android Coming Soon
At today’s I/O conference, Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Products at Google, announced that HBO’s new streaming service, HBO NOW, will come to Android this summer along with Cast support for Android, iOS, and web browsers on desktops/laptop computers. Google also announced that, coming soon, it will bring HBO NOW and HBO GO to Android TV.
HBO Quote: “We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with Google through HBO NOW. We have seen through social media that there is great demand for the service among Android and Chromecast users and we’re excited to deliver HBO NOW to them,” said Bernadette Aulestia, Executive Vice President, Domestic Network Distribution, HBO.