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HBO GO

by HBO

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Latest Updates

What's new in version Varies by device
  • Starting on Jan. 16, watch Sesame Street, Pinky Dinky Doo and The Electric Company in the new Kids section.
  • Option to enable a Kids Lock on your mobile device to keep your child restricted to content within the Kids section.
  • Updated reminders of the availability of Parental Controls.
  • Video playback fix on Kindle Fire devices.
  • Bug fixes.

Product Details



Product Features

  • Get instant access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows.
  • Watch new episodes of your favorite shows and hit movies simultaneously as they premiere on HBO.
  • Create a customized Watchlist on your Kindle Fire and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies at your convenience.

Product Description

HBO GO®. The streaming service from HBO® that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, documentaries and comedy specials--plus behind-the-scenes extras. It’s every episode of every season of the best of HBO--Game of Thrones®, Girls®, Silicon Valley(sm), True Detective®, Veep®, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Entourage®, Sex and the City®, The Sopranos®, True Blood®, The Wire® and more--free with your HBO subscription.

Get unlimited access to over 2,000 of your favorite HBO shows--now available on Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Kindle Fire.

It’s HBO. Anywhere.®

With the HBO GO App You Can:

• Stream your favorite HBO original series, movies and more, right to your TV. It’s every episode of every season of the best of HBO--all FREE with your HBO subscription. Now on your TV with HBO GO on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

• Take it with you: Never miss a moment of your favorite HBO shows and hit movies with HBO GO on your Kindle Fire.

• Make it your own: Personalize your HBO GO experience. Create a customized Watchlist on your Kindle Fire and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies anywhere, anytime.

• Easy-to-use Parental Controls allow you to keep HBO GO kid-friendly.

HBO GO on the Amazon Fire TV Family of devices is available through participating television providers. To learn which providers support Amazon Fire TV, visit hbogo.com/firetv.

HBO GO® is only accessible in the US and certain US territories where high-speed broadband is available. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply.

For help using HBO GO, visit help.hbogo.com.

© 2015 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

Technical Details

Size: Varies by device (20.8MB - 28.1MB)
Version: Varies by device
Developed By: HBO ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Directly communicate over NFC
  • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
  • Write to external storage
  • ACCESS_BSCI_DRM
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Read from external storage
  • Read only access to device state
Minimum Operating System: Varies by device
Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

It would be awesome if this were available to non cable subscribers. I believe there is a market for people that just want cable or satellite like services for tablets, phones and computers without the need for a home cable box with subscription. I would be willing to pay like 5 to 10 bucks a month directly to hbo just for access to the content in the hbo go library
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By Paul from LA on January 19, 2013
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The HBO GO (Kindle Tablet Edition) is a good app, and does what it is supposed to, however, be advised that you can not connect your Kindle HD Tablet to your television, as HBO blocks this function. You will be limited to watching only on your tablet (therefore the 4 star rating). Update of my previous review (31 July 2013); I now give it 5 stars as the streaming issue has been resolved. I highly recommend this app. This is an update to my previous update(04/08/2014; HBO still blocks streaming to television via my Kindle Fire HD tablet, yet claims to be resolving the issue. I therefore change my rating back to the original 4 star rating. As for the new Amazon Fire TV, I do not have it nor do I intend to purchase it.
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I must say that watching HBOGO on an actual Kindle App, instead of a side-loaded Android app, is much more convenient. No more turning off the wifi, launching the app, then turning on the wifi and hitting "try again" to bypass that pesky error that pops up on the side-loaded version. I can also adjust the volume without the software stopping playback and forcing me to restart the video from the beginning. The image is much clearer, and now that they've resolved that pesky Time Warner issue, things are looking up.

But here's my problem. Every video shows in portrait. That means every movie, documentary, whatever that I watch shows up in a 4.7" x 3" box across the center of the screen. Or, if you remove it from "full screen" mode, it shows it at the top, with all the information about the video on the bottom. And, no, tilting the device does not change the orientation.

In the side-loaded version, it shows the video in landscape and it takes up the whole screen. I'm not sure why the video orientation is different on the kindle app, but it seems like a complete waste to show the content in such a tiny area when you have a whole 7-inch screen at your disposal.

I mean, if I only want to watch a 4-inch image, I can watch it on my phone.

****Edited to Add***
After looking at the sample photos, I realized that the image is SUPPOSED to show up landscape, so I investigated further. It turns out that the screen rotation on my Kindle Fire was somehow locked. I have no idea how that occurred since I didn't lock it. But, there you go. I unlocked it and now the image toggles to landscape when I tilt.

Since I can now view in landscape, I'm upgrading my rating to five, because it now works exactly the way I need it too. However, you might want to periodically check your screen and make sure it's not locked.
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Worth the wait! Great picture quality and it runs just fine on the Kindle Fire. Does go through the battery pretty quick but that's what the charger is for.
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been a long wait but finally hbogo is on the kindle fire and it works like a dream. still a little buggy but the fact that I can watch all season of every show ever to air on hbo is awesome!!! just fix the force close every so often and it gets five stars from me
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So far I've only tested the Kindle Fire app sparingly but I like the look. The app isn't as nice as for iPad but chalk that up to Android.

Playback is fairly decent but some WiFi lag is noticeable especially if trying to go back or advance a show. The app will also drain the battery fairly quickly depending on length of video. If you go back to your Home screen make sure to kill the app with something like Task Killer in order to prevent battery drain when not using the app.

I'll use the app more over the next couple of weeks to see how it fairs longer term.
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really bad app... on the kindle fire it crashes constantly. cant get through 1 episode without crashing multiple times. navigation is garbage, it doesn't give you a way to get back to the episode guide without going to the homescreen and navigating all the way through from the beginning over and over. when it crashes it doesn't save progress so you have to figure out where you left off. and it doesn't tell you what episodes you have watched and which you haven't which is confusing. I would expect better out of hbo
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force closes or crashes constantly.....horrible.....needs some major retooling. send it back to development it is unusable on Kindle fire. one star at best
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HBOGO Audio out of sync on Fire stick
Please please call Amazon and complain about this to get it on their radar.
May 11, 2015 by Alex |  See all 68 posts
HBO GO for Fire TV Stick
^bump^

Amazon, please send all fire stick owners an email when HBO TO GO is finally good "to go." Or at least splay it on the home page for several days.
Mar 6, 2015 by Dreggor Gade |  See all 7 posts
Why does it say HBOGo works on Fire TV when it doesn't?
I wish we would get a update on this, cause it's been 2 months since they said it would be supported on the Stick and we've yet to see any news on the matter.
The Stick really needs the support that the box has.
Jan 29, 2015 by Mister Linden |  See all 10 posts
hbogo for Amazon TV?
Obviously Amazon has better things going on, like drone package delivery, to answer customer questions !!!
Sep 20, 2014 by David |  See all 6 posts
HBO Go Issue With Chromecast
I don't believe the Kindle version of the HBO GO app has been updated with Chromecast support. I'd also like to know when this might become available.
Dec 16, 2013 by David P. Rubenstein |  See all 8 posts
do I need to be a cable subscriber?? Be the first to reply
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