April 29, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
HBO has delivered another Android app. While the official HBO app that we wrote about in March provides show background and schedule info, the latest offering from the “It’s Not TV” guys lets people actually watch HBO on Android phones.
The HBO Go app provides full episode streaming of your favorite HBO shows, including Board to Death, Entourage, Game of Thrones, and Deadwood. And yes, the app provides full streaming for entire seasons. You can watch new episodes of Treme from this season or go back to the very beginning of Entourage and watch the whole catalogue.
HBO Go provides behind the scenes extras, movies, documentaries, and a personalized watch list that can act as your queue of videos to watch. There’s also a feature called “Series Pass” that will load new episodes of designated shows to the watch list automatically. Combined with the official HBO app, it will be hard to miss an episode.
Like anything worth having on Android, there is a catch. HBO Go requires that you are an HBO subscriber on a compatible cable or satellite television provider. You also must be in the U.S., run Android 2.1 to 2.3.3, and have 9.2 MB of space to spare. Download now if you fit that description.