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HBO Go Android App Now Available at Google Play Store, Updated with Tablet Support

In light to giving its customers “TV Everywhere” experience, HBO Go made available its Android app that would bring real time programming to Android devices. The app is now available for download without a fee, although monthly subscription is required to be able to watch your favorite movies while on the go. This is the very purpose of HBO Go and it looks like anyone who has an Android smartphone or tablet will be given a chance to try this service.

This mobile HBO streaming service is only available in the US as of the moment and it is also device-dependent as it requires 3.5 inches screen size at the least. Smartphones with Android 2.1 and later can run this app and view their favorite shows without a problem. HBO has millions of subscribers in the US and bringing its service to the mobile market is one way of reaching new audience both old and young alike.

There are a handful of operators that provide access to HBO Go and they are as follows;

  • AT&T U-verse
  • Cablevision Systems
  • Charter Communications
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • DirecTV
  • Dish Network
  • Mediacom Communications
  • Suddenlink Communications
  • TWC
  • Verizon FiOS

Having more than 1,400 titles available for mobile, HBO Go is a very attractive service especially for movie streamers. The minimum connection requirement to ensure good streaming frame rate is 3G, Wi-Fi is the most recommended.

On July 2nd, Monday, an update was released to deliver tablet support. So, the app is not just for the smartphones but for Android tablets as well. Currently, it only supports screen size as big as 11 inches. So, if you are one of the people who are using bigger tablets like what Toshiba offers (13 inches), it is worth a try installing this app and see if it works perfectly as well. After all, there is no note indicating it wouldn’t work with tablets having bigger screens than normal.

Having an app like HBO Go Android app may seem like heaven for people who are big fans of this premium cable channel. Price may vary depending on how much your operator would charge you with monthly subscription.

[source: Multichannel]

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