“05.02.11” was the date flashed at the end part of HBO Go’s commercial. It was uncertain at first whether or not an actual app will be available on that date. However, it was confirmed when Direct TV tweeted on their official Twitter account that, indeed, HBO Go will be available on May 2, 2011. But, it appears to be that HBO has unveiled their much awaited app earlier than it is expected. The app is now live and users under the subscription of the PayTV service can download it to selected Android devices.
Here’s the download link.
As of this moment, only selected devices can access HBO Go. Owners of tablets like the Viewsonic G-Tab, the Motorola Xoom, as well as older Android handsets like the Motorola Droid will likely be grouchy that they still can’t access the app. Also, users who have a rooted or overclocked their Android devices will also not like the fact that they cannot enjoy the service as well. Nevertheless, owners of more recent Droid versions such as the Droid X and Samsung’s Galaxy S will be happy to know that they have access to HBO Go. It would be wise to pay attention to the user reviews section and forums so you can decipher whether your handset will have any trouble getting the app up and running.
HBO Go gives users the pleasure to watch episodes of HBO originals, as well as feature movies on the move. The app is built to be a shop of sorts, in that it has it all for PayTV fans seeking options for streaming some quality HBO content.
So, are you ready for HBO Go?