HBO GO & MAX GO grab Lollipop support, higher resolution streaming

HBO GO and MAX GO have gotten updates tonight, both of which bring support for Android Lollipop. Perhaps even cooler, the updates also bring support for higher resolution video playback.

It's unclear how high this "higher resolution" streaming goes, but its addition is sure to be a boon to newer devices sporting those nifty QHD displays.

It's also nice to see a couple of major apps receive Lollipop support, and we're sure to see the floodgates open on these these app updates as Google's newest trickles its way to peoples' devices.

If you want to check these updates out, you can grab HBO GO by clicking on the Play Store badge above, and you'll find MAX GO here (opens in new tab). If you pick up either of the updates and you have a capable device, let us know how the higher resolution streaming works out for you in the comments below.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster
  • Hopefully it means Lollipop is getting close for other devices.
  • Does this also got for the xfinity app that's already has hbo and cinemax Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wait...what resolutions does it support? Dare I hope that it actually supports 1440p output? That'd be hard considering HBO doesn't support 4k yet and I think all naticr content is 1080p...but I'll buy the shit out of HBO if I can vet native streaming! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I got HBO go on my n9 now. Can't find max go... Must not be ready yet. Says not compatible. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How's the build quality and performance of the N9?
  • Loving it so far! Just been setting it up, watched some game of thrones on hbo go... looked great. I was on the fence with the 4:3 form factor, but it is a lot better than 16:10 for everyday content.
  • Max Go needs Chromecast love asap! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Maxgo not compatible Posted via the Android Central App
  • Max Go still doesn't support Chromecast, Tablets (Including the Nexus 7 or Nexus 10), or my LG G3. What a joke.
  • I have MaxGo on my N7 without problems.
  • MaxGo not supporting Chromecast notwithstanding, nice to see HBO and Max supplying an update in advance. Can't recall if it was Ice Cream Sandwich or Kit Kat (maybe both?), where we lost ability to use either app for months. Nice to see them on top of this, rather than behind.