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HBO GO

by HBO
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,746 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.7.05
  • Support for higher resolution video playback, bug fixes.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0089BPEZS
  • Release Date: June 6, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,746 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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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 and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies at your convenience.
  • Set a Series Pass® to automatically send new episodes of your favorite HBO shows to your Watchlist.

Product Description
HBO GO
HBO GO
Never miss a moment of your favorite HBO shows

Introducing HBO GO. The streaming service from HBO that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentaries--plus behind-the-scenes extras and more. It's every episode of every season of the best of HBO, free with your HBO subscription.

Get unlimited access to over 1700 titles and over 1500 hours of content at any given time--now available on Kindle Fire!

It's HBO. Anywhere.

Free for HBO subscribers through participating television providers.

HBO GO
Enjoy every episode of every season of the best HBO shows
With the HBO GO App You Can:

• Enjoy every episode of every season of the best HBO shows. Watch everything you love about HBO, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy, and every episode of the best HBO shows, including True Blood, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, The Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, The Wire, and more. Plus, get bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras!

• Take it with you: On the run or on the road, never miss a moment of your favorite HBO shows and hit movies with HBO GO on your Kindle Fire.

• Make it your own: Make your HBO GO experience personal. Create a customized Watchlist and catch up on your favorite HBO shows and hit movies at your convenience. If you're on the run, resume viewing titles from your Watchlist on your Kindle Fire or other device.

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

HBO GO is only accessible in the US and certain US territories. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply. Copyright 2012 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: 20.6MB
  • Version: 2.7.05
  • 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
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • com.amazon.permission.SET_FLAG_EXPANDED_SOFTKEYS
    • Allows an app to hide softkeys on Kindle devices
    • ACCESS_BSCI_DRM
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
218 of 234 people found the following review helpful
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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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HBO GO 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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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dont bash the app.. bash your cable provider June 22, 2012
Verified Purchase
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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380 of 440 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why only Portrait? July 2, 2012
Verified Purchase
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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562 of 653 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THANKS HBO & DIRECT TV June 7, 2012
Verified Purchase
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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573 of 683 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Battery hog but access to all HBO shows June 7, 2012
By JCTX55
Verified Purchase
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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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HBO GO November 13, 2012
By CHING
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HBO GO works flawlessly on my Kindle Fire and my android phone. Great selection and perfect video re-play. I strongly recommend this application.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HBO on your Kindle November 28, 2012
By MickeyT
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This application allows people who have subscriptions to HBO through their cable company to watch HBO programs on your Kindle Fire.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Can't remove devices
Unable to log in because it says I have too many devices, then it instructs me to delete devices. However, I am unable to log in to delete devices. Kind of a drag. Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Methos
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome!
Published 21 hours ago by Tammara Taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars HBO Go requires HBO subscription.
Works well and as expected.
Published 1 day ago by E. Mendez
5.0 out of 5 stars big ups
Used on many devices, still doesn't compare to Netflix in streaming quality and control. But hey, "it's HBO"

Right?
Published 2 days ago by keith kouzmanoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app
Great app. Use it with cable company subscription.
Published 3 days ago by RICHARD THORNE
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Enjoyed staying with my favorite HBO series, True Detectives, with my Kindle Fire HDX. Worked fine from my wireless network. No problems.
Published 3 days ago by James Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 3 days ago by Michael J Picard
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor poor poor because I like some of the shows ...
Could not get anything on to watch. Poor poor poor because I like some of the shows on HBO
Published 3 days ago by Donna E. Parks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great app
Published 3 days ago by Jose R. Rodriguez
2.0 out of 5 stars HBO,,GO,!!
HBO,,a quick way of locating your Most Favorite apps,,rarely use it,,as some of the movies are repeats,,and a ID, ,rigermermeroll
To access it,,if you have time to purchase... Read more
Published 4 days ago by alan d moreton
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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 7 posts
Cant get to work on my kindle fire
I am not able to get pst the sign in screen, each time i get the spinning circle and then the sign in screen disappears. I hope they find a fix for this quickly.
Feb 21, 2013 by R. Wright |  See all 4 posts
hbogo for Amazon TV?
What is Amazons answer to this question...I am ready to buy Roku because Fire TV does not support HBO Go...you would think if it close they would say so just to sell more Fire TV units.
Jun 13, 2014 by David |  See all 6 posts
i don't see the app in my library even thou i bought it from the amazon...
I can not find it either. PLEASE HELP!!!!
Jan 5, 2013 by Carol Baglioni |  See all 5 posts
HBO GO
I have Comcast and try to use HBOGO(ver. 1.9) on kindle fire . When I choose Comcast to sign in, I get "sign in temporarily unavailable on this device". Been trying for a month. Tried everything, even resetting the Kindle to factory defaults... It doesn't work on this device.
Cannot... Read More
Nov 11, 2012 by Benjamin T. Horne III |  See all 5 posts
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