HBO has just released its new streaming service app for Android – HBO Go. This Android app lets you watch more than 1,400 of your favorite HBO shows, including original programming, sports, hit movies, comedy and more – right on your Android smartphones. But before you jump for joy expecting that you can now watch your favorite HBO movies – anywhere, anytime through your Android phone, there’s two caveats here. Movie streaming is free only for HBO subscribers in the U.S through participating television providers. But once you qualify to those two requirements, you can grab the Android app from the Android Market and enjoy the following features:
- Watch HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, episodes of the best HBO shows such as True Blood, Game of Thrones, Entourage and more.
- Get instant access to HBO Go whenever you want, wherever you are
- Create customized Watchlist of HBO shows that you want to watch but failed to catch it during its first run
- Set a Series Pass that will automatically load your list with all the HBO origina series that you love
Unfortunately, the app works only with Android smartphones and is not yet compatible with Android tablets such as XOOM. Hopefully, HBO will come out with a new version of the app made specifically to run on Android tablets similar to the HBO Go app for iPad. HBO Go Android app is available now as a free download from the Android Market.