HBO Go and MAX Go, streaming video-on-demand services from Home Box Office, have both been updated to support Ice Cream Sandwich devices. It's been a long time coming, and subscribers to the pay channels who want to stream video to their Android devices can finally do so with the latest phones, but only phones. It seems that HBO has decided not to include tablets in this update, nor any Google TV devices. 

To be fair, we're not sure if this is an oversight, a technical issue, or something else. We are sure that it works on the iPad, and if coded correctly, any app that runs on ICS on our phones should run on our tablets as well. I've reached out to Home Box Office, so maybe they will have the answers. In the meantime, you can grab the apps at the links below and enjoy them on your phones.

download HBO Go | download MAX Go

There are 21 comments

t-mobile galaxy nexus?

buying an unlocked gsm nexus and slapping a tmo sim in doesn't usually result in the device being called Tmo Galaxy Nexus.

Would you make reference to a T-Mobile iPhone 4s?

Oskiee says:

Holy crap... think youve got enough phones?

bsharitt says:

It's showing up for my (old) Acer Iconia A100 that had ICS on it last(I got rid of it a few weeks a go).

dcreed says: article about something other than the Galaxy S III....

Finally! It's been a pain in the ass to have to go through the browser b/c the buttons are so small on the site. Perfect timing as I'm going on vacation next week and will now have an easier time watching HBO while not doing shit all week.

bganga says:

This works great on my Acer A100 with ICS. Nice.

gatorboi352 says:

Max Go is awesome. Instant full screen porn on the go!

calikingz says:

now i can catch up on episodes i miss @ work on my phone :)

randall2580 says:


snsethy says:

Works on my tablet :\

bsharitt says:

I'm thinking the "phone only" proclamation was made too early with too small of a sample size.

Fuzi says:

The MAFIAA can't stop shooting themselves in the foot with every endeavour they make.

RyMac04 says:

YEEEEUUSSSSSSS!!! finally game of thrones on my phone!

Szientific says:

Wouldnt it be pretty simple to just back up the .apk on your phone, transfer it to your tablet, and install? I'm no expert, but it seems like if you had an ICS tablet it would install and run just fine even if it didnt show up in your market.
Am I wrong?

zagfan says:

I think that it now works on the HTC Flyer and HTC View tablets.

zagfan says:

Confirmed. Now running on my HTC View 4g running honeycomb. Finally.

bsharitt says:

Looking good on my Galaxy Tab 2.

BartmanJax says:

FINALLY! This is one app I missed when my Nexus S got upgraded from GB to ICS back in December.

Freshy#WN says:

Doesn't work on my xoom :/. Things like this is why people shy away from amdroid tablets and go with an ipad.. smh