HBO GO is now available on all Android tablets

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One of my favorite streaming services by far is HBO GO – it’s got great HBO shows that I love, like True Blood and Game of Thrones, and some really awesome movies that Netflix instant streaming only wishes it could get its hands on. Unfortunately, I’ve been restricted to watching it on my HTC EVO 4G LTE, which only has a 4.7-inch screen (perfect for some things, but not for movies and TV shows), or on my big and bulky laptop.

However, that all changes now, as HBO GO just got an update in the Play Store that expands compatibility to all Android tablets running up to Android 4.0.4. That includes my trusty EVO View 4G and my current favorite, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.

Previously, I tried several times to watch HBO GO on my EVO View or my Transformer Prime through the service’s Flash-based web portal. It worked decently on the Transformer Prime, although that device can act buggy when playing Flash for a long time and randomly reboot. My EVO View, on the other hand, was simply too slow to handle everything that the HBO site was trying to throw at it.

So for me, this is really exciting news, as I can now get my HBO fix on any device I want, not just a small phone screen or bulky laptop. This has truly been a long time coming – if you also have access to HBO GO, make sure to grab the update today.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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3 thoughts on “HBO GO is now available on all Android tablets

  • Avatar of Marvin the Martian
    July 3, 2012 at 11:12 am
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    Too bad it couldn’t be a stand-alone way to access those shows, for the people out there that don’t have cable or HBO.

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  • Avatar of Lynn
    July 3, 2012 at 2:38 pm
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    It’s great this is finally available, but I did notice the “enhanced” versions of episodes of True Blood and Game of Thrones don’t seem to be available in this app, unfortunately.

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  • Avatar of Patrick
    July 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm
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    Do they even stream in HD yet? I have tried this and could never find an option.

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