HBO GO Android tablet app coming “early this summer”

May 11, 2012

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So last week HBO updated their popular HBO GO and MAX GO Android applications with support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices. While this was a much awaited and needed update it sadly didn't fix many users problem -- and that is no Android tablet support. After we reached out to HBO we received a quick statement confirming a tablet version will be coming very shortly.

With HBO GO you can watch all those awesome TV series like Game of Thrones, True Blood, Entourage and more all from your Android powered device. Until now my Galaxy Nexus and all ICS devices weren't supported and couldn't be used but now they all can. When I saw ICS support I thought that would naturally include tablet since that is what Android 4.0 ICS is, a tablet and phone user interface. After reaching out to HBO here's what they told us:

HBO GO is now supported on Android phones running up to version 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich). We are actively working on a version of the application that will be optimized for most Android tablets, including Kindle Fire. Please stay tuned as a new version of the application with support for tablets is coming early this summer.


According to Laura from HBO we can expect the tablet-optimized application to be available sometime early this summer. Hopefully that means within the next 2 months as I'd love to stream Entourage on my Verizon Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE while traveling this summer. For now you can get the new and improved smartphone version by hitting the link below.

HBO GO link
MAX GO link

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  • RampageDeluxe

    Im getting rid of HBO next month, so too little too late. 

  • fritsvdhoven

    In the Netherlands, this app was released for Android tablets last February:

  • Coeah

    I’m keeping HBO but thinking of getting rid of my Android tablet and going to iPad because of lack of true tablet apps.  Very disappointed…

  • eriksuperman

    Good deal for those without a cable or satellite
    subscription, but with Dish I’ve been watching HBO on my Android for over a
    year.  I have a Sling Adapter, and with the free Dish Remote Access app I
    can take my home TV and DVR with me on the go.  I just turn the app on and
    watch as if I were at home!  I was never interested in setting up a
    piecemeal system on my phone, with app after app for each channel or network I
    wanted.  With dish, i have it all encapsulated into one app, and
    absolutely love it.  I have a crazy schedule working at Dish, so it’s nice
    to have remote access practically anywhere!