HBO Now Finally Launching On Android

hbonowandNow that Apple’s exclusivity period has come and gone, users of Android devices will finally be able to access HBO Now, the standalone streaming service that lets users access HBO content online without having to pay for a basic cable package (or borrow a friend’s HBO Go password).

The Android version of the app isn’t live in the Google Play store now, but the “Devices” page on lists Android as launching “later today.” The network says HBO Now will work on Android devices running version 4.1 (or later) of the operating system.

UPDATE: The Android version is now available through Google Play.

Owners of newer Amazon Fire tablets don’t have to wait. That version of the app is already available through’s appstore.

As with the Apple deal, new Android subscribers get a 30-day free trial before being billed $14.99/month for the service.

HBO says that it will soon be launching versions of HBO Now that work on the Amazon Fire Stick and FireTV, along with devices using Google Cast.

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