Newswire: HBO Now coming to Android devices this summer

HBO announced today that its HBO Now streaming service, previously restricted to Apple products and subscribers to Cablevision’s Optimum Online, will soon be available on Android devices. Starting this summer, the standalone service will be open to customers on Google’s Play Store, including users of the company’s popular Chromecast streaming device. While the service still won’t be offered directly to consumersthat is, you’ll still need to get it through Apple, Google, or some other third partythe move to include Android will widely expand HBO Now’s potential market, a move that should finally cut down on the spreading national epidemic of jokes about people sharing their cousin’s passwords for HBO Go.

In fact, the new announcement puts HBO’s extensive library in sudden danger of being exposed to practically everybody (who’s from the United States, owns an Apple or Android device …

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