HBO Go finally arrives on Android tablets other than Kindle Fire

By on July 4, 2012, 8:00 AM

Making good on statements made two months ago, HBO has finally added support for tablets to its Android-based HBO Go app. In addition, the update includes the usual claims of performance enhancements and bug fixes. No specific details on those improvements are given.

In May, HBO Go developers had added much anticipated support for Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). However, that addition was made only for smartphone users -- tablets were still left in a lurch. Now, two months later, Android tablet owners may finally rejoice.

The update adds compatibility with most Android tablets and marks the most complete HBO Go yet. It supports just about any device running 2.2 (Froyo) all the way to 4.04 (ICS).

HBO's efforts to support the widest-possible range of Android devices have been slow, but the project is relatively new one for HBO -- afterall, HBO Go wasn't even released for Android until late April. The company also added support for the Amazon Kindle last month.

While the HBO Go app is free, the service is technically not. In order to use HBO Go, you must be an HBO subscriber which, of course, requires a premium cable or satellite subscription.

HBO Go includes streaming online access to many critically acclaimed shows, including The Wire, Game of Thrones and The Sapronos. You can grab the latest app from the Google Play store.




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