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by HBO
Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,363 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • ASIN: B0089BPEZS
  • Release Date: June 6, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,363 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #40 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Get instant access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows.
  • Watch new episodes of your favorite shows and hit movies simultaneously as they premiere on HBO.
  • Create a customized Watchlist on your Kindle Fire and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies at your convenience.

Product Description

HBO GO®. The streaming service from HBO® that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries and comedy specials--plus behind-the-scenes extras. It’s every episode of every season of the best of HBO--Game of Thrones®, Girls®, Silicon Valley(sm), True Detective®, Veep®, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Entourage®, Sex and the City®, The Sopranos®, True Blood®, The Wire® and more--free with your HBO subscription.

Get unlimited access to over 2,000 of your favorite HBO shows--now available on Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Kindle Fire.

It’s HBO. Anywhere.®

With the HBO GO App You Can:

• Stream your favorite HBO original series, movies and more, right to your TV. It’s every episode of every season of the best of HBO--all FREE with your HBO subscription. Now on your TV with HBO GO on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

• Take it with you: Never miss a moment of your favorite HBO shows and hit movies with HBO GO on your Kindle Fire.

• Make it your own: Personalize your HBO GO experience. Create a customized Watchlist on your Kindle Fire and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies anywhere, anytime.

• Easy-to-use Parental Controls allow you to keep HBO GO kid-friendly.

HBO GO on the Amazon Fire TV Family of devices is available through participating television providers. To learn which providers support Amazon Fire TV, visit

HBO GO® is only accessible in the US and certain US territories where high-speed broadband is available. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply.

For help using HBO GO, visit

© 2015 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

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Size: 20.8MB
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  • Provides the application's purchase and playback capabilities to the system
  • Allows an app to hide softkeys on Kindle devices
  • Open network sockets
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  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
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Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

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415 of 443 people found the following review helpful
It would be awesome if this were available to non cable subscribers. I believe there is a market for people that just want cable or satellite like services for tablets, phones and computers without the need for a home cable box with subscription. I would be willing to pay like 5 to 10 bucks a month directly to hbo just for access to the content in the hbo go library
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118 of 133 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HBO GO January 19, 2013
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The HBO GO (Kindle Tablet Edition) is a good app, and does what it is supposed to, however, be advised that you can not connect your Kindle HD Tablet to your television, as HBO blocks this function. You will be limited to watching only on your tablet (therefore the 4 star rating). Update of my previous review (31 July 2013); I now give it 5 stars as the streaming issue has been resolved. I highly recommend this app. This is an update to my previous update(04/08/2014; HBO still blocks streaming to television via my Kindle Fire HD tablet, yet claims to be resolving the issue. I therefore change my rating back to the original 4 star rating. As for the new Amazon Fire TV, I do not have it nor do I intend to purchase it.
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410 of 475 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why only Portrait? July 2, 2012
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I must say that watching HBOGO on an actual Kindle App, instead of a side-loaded Android app, is much more convenient. No more turning off the wifi, launching the app, then turning on the wifi and hitting "try again" to bypass that pesky error that pops up on the side-loaded version. I can also adjust the volume without the software stopping playback and forcing me to restart the video from the beginning. The image is much clearer, and now that they've resolved that pesky Time Warner issue, things are looking up.

But here's my problem. Every video shows in portrait. That means every movie, documentary, whatever that I watch shows up in a 4.7" x 3" box across the center of the screen. Or, if you remove it from "full screen" mode, it shows it at the top, with all the information about the video on the bottom. And, no, tilting the device does not change the orientation.

In the side-loaded version, it shows the video in landscape and it takes up the whole screen. I'm not sure why the video orientation is different on the kindle app, but it seems like a complete waste to show the content in such a tiny area when you have a whole 7-inch screen at your disposal.

I mean, if I only want to watch a 4-inch image, I can watch it on my phone.

****Edited to Add***
After looking at the sample photos, I realized that the image is SUPPOSED to show up landscape, so I investigated further. It turns out that the screen rotation on my Kindle Fire was somehow locked. I have no idea how that occurred since I didn't lock it. But, there you go. I unlocked it and now the image toggles to landscape when I tilt.

Since I can now view in landscape, I'm upgrading my rating to five, because it now works exactly the way I need it too. However, you might want to periodically check your screen and make sure it's not locked.
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573 of 667 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THANKS HBO & DIRECT TV June 7, 2012
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Worth the wait! Great picture quality and it runs just fine on the Kindle Fire. Does go through the battery pretty quick but that's what the charger is for.
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74 of 83 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dont bash the app.. bash your cable provider June 22, 2012
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been a long wait but finally hbogo is on the kindle fire and it works like a dream. still a little buggy but the fact that I can watch all season of every show ever to air on hbo is awesome!!! just fix the force close every so often and it gets five stars from me
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585 of 703 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Battery hog but access to all HBO shows June 7, 2012
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So far I've only tested the Kindle Fire app sparingly but I like the look. The app isn't as nice as for iPad but chalk that up to Android.

Playback is fairly decent but some WiFi lag is noticeable especially if trying to go back or advance a show. The app will also drain the battery fairly quickly depending on length of video. If you go back to your Home screen make sure to kill the app with something like Task Killer in order to prevent battery drain when not using the app.

I'll use the app more over the next couple of weeks to see how it fairs longer term.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
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HBO, if you're reading this, please know I am a huge fan of your original productions. I never missed a Sopranos episode, and your documentaries are absolutely incredible. I am such a fan of yours, but am very disheartened with the HBO GO app for the Kindle. I downloaded it originally the first time quite a few months ago as I was ECSTATIC that I could take your shows into bed with me, or even on my travels. Unfortunately, I had to uninstall your app because I simply could not get more than two minutes into any show I chose to watch without the app shutting down on me and kicking me out or freezing my Kindle. I waited a couple months more hoping this issue would be fixed and reinstalled it only to face the same issues. It even shuts down or freezes while just scrolling through the myriad of optional shows to choose from. I am sure I am not the only one with a Kindle facing these issues, so why not fix it after months of complaints? Or, maybe I am just one of the lucky (har har) people with a glitchy Kindle. If it weren't for the fact that the crashes this apps causes to my Kindle basically rendering it useless, HBO GO would get 5 stars, no question. The layout is user friendly and you can find a whole host of movies, original series, and awesome documentaries HBO is known for that aren't always on your t.v. If there was an HBO movie on your t.v. you missed, you will most likely be able to find it on this app. Too bad I can't.
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Please please call Amazon and complain about this to get it on their radar.
May 11, 2015 by Alex |  See all 62 posts
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Amazon, please send all fire stick owners an email when HBO TO GO is finally good "to go." Or at least splay it on the home page for several days.
Mar 6, 2015 by Dreggor Gade |  See all 7 posts
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I don't believe the Kindle version of the HBO GO app has been updated with Chromecast support. I'd also like to know when this might become available.
Dec 16, 2013 by David P. Rubenstein |  See all 7 posts
Why does it say HBOGo works on Fire TV when it doesn't?
I wish we would get a update on this, cause it's been 2 months since they said it would be supported on the Stick and we've yet to see any news on the matter.
The Stick really needs the support that the box has.
Jan 29, 2015 by Mister Linden |  See all 10 posts
hbogo for Amazon TV?
What is Amazons answer to this question...I am ready to buy Roku because Fire TV does not support HBO would think if it close they would say so just to sell more Fire TV units.
Jun 13, 2014 by David |  See all 6 posts
do I need to be a cable subscriber?? Be the first to reply
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