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HBO Now and Showtime apps arrive on Android TV

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The Android TV platform now has access to HBO Now, Showtime, and CBS All Access, Google said today in a blog post. The company also announced that it's partnered with Disney to bring the company's Disney Movies Anywhere digital storefront to Android TV, as well as film-on-demand service Epix, WWE Network, and UFC’s streaming service.

The additions round out an already-robust app list, which in June exceeded 600 options. Still, Android TV sits in the awkward position of being outperformed by its cheaper, easier-to-use companion, the Chromecast. Google says it's committed to both platforms.

Android TV is currently available as built-in software in smart TV sets from Sony, Sharp, Philips, and — new as of today — Hisense and TLC devices. You can also choose to outfit your TV with Google's own Nexus Player streaming box or gaming-oriented streaming boxes from Nvidia and Razer, both of which have added functionality to play Android games and stream PC titles.