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HBO Go on Android Now Supports Chromecast Thanks to Latest Update

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Last week, we spotted an HBO Go mention on the official Chromecast apps page, only HBO and Google had yet to mention anything official. As of this morning, we no longer need an announcement because both Android and iOS HBO Go apps have been updated with Chromecast support. 

We’ve known for some time that HBO has been considering a move into Google’s HDMI dongle space, with private YouTube videos waiting to promote the service surfacing earlier this week. So this latest update isn’t exactly a surprise, but somewhat odd for HBO to have not mentioned something publicly by now. Maybe they were waiting for App Store approval before making it all official.

Either way, it’s there. You can grab the app now from Google Play and get to casting. The Chromecast icon now appears at the top of the app, next to the settings button.

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Update:  Google has now confirmed HBO Go support.

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  • Andrew Campbell

    Using it right now.

  • theswillmerchant

    Hell yes! This is the only way I can do hbo go on my tv. Directv won’t let you use the app for roku (etc).

  • Skrewee Lewee

    It is supported on the Note 3 as well now. Finally!!!

  • Matreyu Hermano

    Does his work with Comcast (Xfinity)? I know Comcast blocks HBO Go on the Roku. I don’t think they can block anything from the Chromecast. Has anyone with Comcast got this up and running yet?

  • Mike Hilal

    Now only if they’d support the galaxy note…

  • arod

    We got a bonus room for the girls that want to bonus.

  • Tyler

    Could someone please explain me how this is useful in any way? You have to have a cable/satellite subscription to use HBO Go. So, the TVs in your house would already have access to HBO through the cable/satellite box. If you want to use a Chromecast while traveling, every hotel already gets HBO.

    So, could someone explain what is the point?

    • Brady KEITH

      HBO GO has the equivalent of ondemand access to HBO. So, even though a hotel may have HBO, GO via chromecast would give the user access to HBO content on demand.

      • Francisco Rodriguez

        Not to mention HBO Go has a much bigger selection than HBO on demand

        • Brady KEITH

          Agreed.

          • SB

            In addition to the reasons made above, I could also see the situation where someone has a TV in their bedroom that they use for movies / video games, that doesn’t have a cable box hooked up to it. This is where Chromecast / HBO Go would come in extremely handy. This is also a reason why I could see companies like Comcast blocking HBO GO and xfinity TV GO from Chromecast. Because you essentially don’t have to pay for another cable box.

          • Marcin Zlobecki

            How can comcast block HBO GO? You did not signed up for limited/filtered internet data service. We are not in China:)

          • bellanca

            They blocked it on Roku, not sure how, but I can assure you it doesn’t work lol.

          • Caressa Stoller

            How does HBO Go work on the Chromecast? I have Comacast and just bought a roku player and it will not allow me to hook up to any of the online channels through Comcast. A&E, HBO, etc? Please let me know. Thanks. I will return the roku if I can get these to work with the chromecast. Thanks

      • bellanca

        I work weird hours and varying schedules from week to week, and I’m only home for maybe 12 days out of the month. Yes, hotels have HBO, but that doesn’t help me if I’ve missed the last two weeks of the show I want to watch, or if I get home halfway through a movie I’d like to see. Basically, for me to keep up on almost any show I need to be able to stream after it airs.

    • gp126904

      I already have a HBO subscription with Comcast. But I see myself just using the chromecast from the app as opposed to navigating the Comcast on demand menu which is a disaster.

      • sjb

        Um… no you don’t. You can’t use HBO GO with a Comcast subscription. Yet another reason to dislike Comcast. :(

        • John Friend

          Um yes you can. Comcast just doesn’t allow hbo go on roku. I use hbo go on my laptop connected to my TV. Hbo go works with Apple TV so I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with chromecast.

    • Chrisdroid

      What happens here is that on hbo go there is way more content that on hbo itself entire seasons of shows and tons of documentaries.. A complete different world, belive me it is worth it.

  • crazed_z06

    Nice.

  • ConCal

    Does anyone think Amazon Prime will get on there anytime soon?

    • Mr E

      Maybe they’ll make a KindleCast dongle soon….

      • EC8CH

        I see what you did there

    • JMonkeYJ

      Prime streaming still isn’t even available on non-Kindle Android, so I doubt it :-( I’m frequently annoyed by this.

  • Steve B

    Thus far, I’m utterly disappointed by the slow adoption rate of compatible Chromecast apps.

    At this point, I figured the SDK would be out to the masses and we’d have Chromecast for nearly everything. Clearly there must be legal and political issues Google is dealing with here.

    • EC8CH

      Koush basically showed everything was technically possible… which strengthens your claim that the reason for the slow development is political.

      The industry fears anything that puts online video content onto a television screen.

      • JMonkeYJ

        Which is funny, since my computer monitor is an HDTV haha ;-)

  • 640k

    Can someone explain what is happening in the land of regulation and HBO? I found this article: http://www.ryot.org/get-hbo-without-cable-tv/460937 which basically says that HBO GO will have alternate options for subscribing to their service (without cable).

    • Brady KEITH

      I think that article refers to a Comcast-internet-subscriber-only feature.

  • lgreg64

    Glad to see Google is working to bring more content to chromecast

  • OG Droid

    I wonder is this means Max GO will soon work as well?

    • Blue Sun

      Max Go is still not 4.4 supported as of this morning. Either that or I haven’t gotten the rolling update.

      • OG Droid

        I haven’t seen it either. I would just think since they would do hbo max would/should be fairly soon after.

  • Michael

    When will the MaxGo app get Chromecast Support? far better content.

  • Ray Gray

    Good thing my brother has HBO lol I’m too cheap for $15 a month

  • Larry Bublitz

    And it supports 4.4 as well?

    • Tony Byatt

      Yes…

      • Larry Bublitz

        Well heck.. that’s great!

  • Tony Byatt

    No thanks…Just saved $50 a month by canceling HBO…

    • BigWormBigPerm

      Doesn’t have HBO, sees article about HBO, decides to tell everyone he doesn’t have HBO… Cool Story Bro

    • Fiorta

      HBO isn’t $50 a month…

    • Smeckle

      I pay $15/month.

  • Erstam

    Now if only I could get hbo without cable…

    • keithsmith22

      Comcast has a deal where you can get it with just internet.

  • Andy Stetson

    Bonus Room?

    • moelsen8

      yeah.. what happens in the “bonus room”, kellex?