HBO Go Update Fixes Android 4.3 Bug, Finally Works

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HBO Go received an update today for “bug fixes,” which really means that it finally works with devices running Android 4.3. Since 4.3 starting arriving on handsets, HBO Go users quickly noticed buffering and compatibility issues with the app, rendering it useless. HBO acknowledged that they needed to release a new version that would work with Android 4.3, but as you can imagine, the wait has felt like it has been an eternity.

So anyways, go get your update! I’ve tested it on both my Nexus 7 LTE and Nexus 4 – it works great.

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HBO GO and MAX GO Updates Include HDMI Out Support

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The HBO GO and MAX GO apps received an update last night that included one of the most requested features of all time for video streaming apps – HDMI-out support. With HDMI-out support, you can fire up HBO and MAX content from your device, attach an HDMI cable to it, and then plug the other end directly into any TV or monitor with an HDMI port to view content from your device on a bigger screen. So in theory, you could take your content anywhere – work, friend’s house, etc. – and watch all of the Beyonce HBO goodness your mind can handle.

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HBO GO for Android Updated With Jelly Bean Support and Bug Fixes (Update)

Well, not that this is the best timing ever seeing as how True Blood season five just ended, but better late than never I guess. HBO GO for Android has been updated to support Jelly Bean devices in Google Play. Once installed, you’ll be watching your favorite HBO movies and Eastbound and Down in no time.

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Update: Well, HBO has removed the Jelly Bean support line from the changelog in Google Play so maybe we’re back to waiting. We’ll keep you posted.

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HBO GO Updated in Google Play, Android Tablets Now Supported

The wait has finally come to an end. HBO has released HBO GO with Android tablet support. Tabs running up to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4. can run the new version and there is actually a nice new UI as well. At first, it is sort of confusing that all of these images are flying across the screen, but it’s something different and neat. Go watch some True Blood or Game of Thrones and enjoy.

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HBO Go Released on Android

We first reported that HBO Go was on the way to Android and possibly on May 2, but the folks behind this fine premium network have given us a present early.  You can grab it from the market now and start to enjoy all of your Game of Thrones and East Bound and Down action from anywhere as long as your provider is AT&T U-verse, Charter, Cox, DirecTV, Dish, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS or have Comcast’s Xfinity.  I’m actually surprised that Comcast is letting this fly, but you won’t see me complaining!  HBO Go on the Thunderbolt is all sorts of win.   (more…)

Is HBO GO Headed to Android on May 2?

Early last week, HBO announced its new HBO GO and MAX GO services for subscribers that want to watch their catalog of award winning shows and movies online, but it caught our attention because it mentioned that Android support was on the way.  And while the press release may have said “later this year” as a release time frame, one of our readers noticed an HBO GO commercial that aired at the end of the premier for Game of Thrones last night with a date of 05.02.11.

Unfortunately for Comcast users, the service will continue to redirect you to an Xfinity page, so even if this app does go live in a couple of weeks, you’ll likely be locked out of it.  DirecTV users though, you are golden.   (more…)