HBO Now will no longer be exclusive to Apple devices starting this summer.
The standalone streaming service from HBO will be available on Google’s Android operating system this summer, according to Google Senior Vice-President Sundar Pichai at Google’s annual developer conference. The service had previously been available only on Apple devices when it debuted in April.
HBO Now allows customers who do not have a cable subscription to stream HBO content. It includes live streams of current shows, like Game Of Thrones and True Detective, and also has a catalog of current and past HBO shows available for viewing, Game Of Thrones is available in its entirety for example.
“We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with Google through HBO Now,” Bernadette Aulestia, Executive Vice-President of domestic network distribution for HBO, said in a statement. “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.”
The subscription service is $14.99 a month and will be available for download in Google Play store, making it accessible to all Android devices. HBO Now will still be available in the Apple store as well. It has all of the same content as the similar HBO Go service for customers who have the cable subscription of HBO, according to Variety.
While the service currently costs almost $15 a month, a recent customer survey indicates that a price cut could be on the way as well. The survey indicates pricing plans that would drop the price down to $9.99 a month or as low as $8.33 for a 12-month subscription, according to Tech Crunch.
In addition to HBO original content, the streaming service offers movies too. Alongside the season finale of Game Of Thrones and the season premiere of True Detective, movies Gone Girl and Superman Returns and others will be available on HBO Now in June, according to CNET.
An official date for the Android launch has not been announced.