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HBO GO and Max GO updated to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

May 4, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Entertainment, Multimedia


HBO Go – which offers on-demand streaming of HBO’s massive video library, including new episodes of popular shows for anyone with a subscription to the channel – is one of the best apps on Android. But the greatness of the app was previously unavailable because it didn’t support Android phones running Ice Cream Sandwich.

Today, HBO has addressed the problem and added support for phones up to Android 4.0.4. So all of you Galaxy Nexus owners upset when I recommended HBO Go as one of the best apps for Game of Thrones fans can watch the schemes of Westeros on your mobile. HBO also states in the version notes that it has included some bug fixes and performance enhancements to improve the app’s stability and speed.

Max Go, the similarly-themed app available for Cinemax subscribers, was also updated today. Much like it’s HBO cousin, the app has also gotten the “performance enhancement” bump and is available for download on phones running up to version 4.04.

Tablet support is still elusive from both HBO Go and Max Go, so let’s hope that HBO keeps the update train rolling and gets around to extending support for those devices soon. There’s already an HBO iPad app, so there’s really no excuse for taking this long to rollout device-wide support for the apps.

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[via Phandroid]