Apr 20 AT 9:18 AM Sean Riley 4 Comments

HBO Go streaming coming to Android

HBO quietly posted this ad to their YouTube account a few days ago and for some reason it remained largely undiscovered.

If you are not an HBO subscriber then don’t get your hopes up as the HBO Go service can’t be purchased standalone. The other hurdle to be eligible is that you must get HBO through AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, Suddenlink or Verizon FIOS. (That list has been expanding at a glacial rate.) Assuming that you find yourself in the chewy center of that little Venn diagram then feel free to do whatever happy dance you feel is appropriate as there is no additional fee for HBO Go and you are about to be able to enjoy it on your Android phone.

They are calling their shot with May 2nd as the launch date, but with no specifics on whether that means that apps for all platforms will be available that day or if there will be a staggered launch. We’ll keep our eyes peeled on the 2nd and if you happen to spot it first go ahead and give us a shout.

While Android isn’t quite the video streaming panacea that I had imagined it would be when I wrote about it a year ago it does seem that we may finally be at the tipping point this Spring and just in time to give us something to do with all these 4G phones and tablets.

Source: HBO YouTube Channel

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website john c

    Just get a Slingbox!

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I do have a Slingbox and I agree that it is the best overall streaming option for Android at the moment, but this is a nice “free” option for people that have access to the HBO Go service.

  • http://Website Bob

    CommentThat’s awesome I can watch streaming HBO shows on my Droid! As a subscriber and employee of DISH Network this is great news! I can get unlimited access to HBO titles not offered by Netflix’s online service most of which is available in high definition — at DISHOnline.com. Customers have access to more than 1,800 titles including Hollywood hits such as Avatar, and The Hangover. HBO also has award-winning series such as True Blood, as well as independent films, classic films and more.

  • http://Website Adam

    I get a not supported on this device message when I installed it on the Moto Droid. Kinda disappointing; I was really excited for this.