March 14, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
It’s not TV. It’s HBO…on Android. The official HBO Android app is the Market, and with it comes plenty of ways to follow your favorite programs. No, you won’t be watching full episodes of True Blood or Big Love, but you will have options for learning more about the original programming and special broadcasts on HBO.
HBO is an Android 2.1 app that provides additional information on shows like Boardwalk Empire and the upcoming Game of Thrones. The app features trailers for upcoming episodes, behind the scenes videos and interviews with cast members, clips and photo galleries, and episodes guides. Users can then see a listing of the next time that show will air on the many HBO stations, or even set an email reminder for when the show starts (you can be notified up to 2 hours before airtime).
I’m sure everyone would love to be able to watch full episodes within the HBO Android app, but that’s just a pipe dream. We can at least enjoy the fact that many of the features available on HBO.com are available directly within the app. Users can see the full broadcast schedule, see what movies or sporting events are on the agenda, and mark certain shows or events as favorites. This makes it incredibly easy to keep tabs on the programs that you watch. For any hardcore HBO fan with an Android phone, this an app worth having.
- See behind-the-scenes video, trailers, and photos from HBO original series
- Browse HBO schedule and get reminders when programs are set to air
- Home screen widget that shows schedule