HBO Go has been one of the missing apps from the Amazon Fire TV since its debut. From an Amazon press release, the HBO Go app is now available on the Fire TV and is coming this Spring for the Fire TV Stick. Will it be in time for Game of Thrones?
This article covers the very simple process of installing the HBO Go app on your Fire TV.
You can visit the HBO Go app on Amazon’s AppStore from your computer and choose to install it to your Fire TV if it’s associated with your account.
Alternatively, you can install the HBO Go app directly from the Fire TV. You can do a voice search for HBO Go or browse to Apps, Categories, Entertainment and find HBO Go listed as one of the apps there. Once you have found the app, it is just a matter of installing the free app.
This video provides a quick walkthrough of the process:
To activate HBO Go, visit www.hbogo.com/activate/ and select the type of device you have, select your TV provider and sign in, and then enter the activation code you see from the Welcome/Activate screen on your Fire TV.
While the app may be free, unfortunately, it does require an HBO subscription through your cable or satellite TV provider. Next year, HBO is promising to offer HBO Go as a stand-alone subscription though which should make all the cord cutters happy.
HBO GO coming to Fire TV just continues to make it a better deal. The Fire TV is also on sale for $79 through December 28th.