New HBO GO, MAX GO Updates Make Apps a Heck of a Lot More Useful

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If you’re one of the millions of subscribers to HBO or Cinemax, and you’re a smartphone nut like us, you’ve probably tried out either the HBO GO or MAX GO apps, giving you an on-demand experience wherever you have a data connection. It’s a great, free addition to your subscription, and while it can keep you entertained when you’re on the go, the constraints of a smartphone or tablet screen don’t make watching it the most social experience possible. After all, TV is meant for to be watched on full-sized TVs, right? Well, thanks to the latest update to both these apps, you can finally bring HBO and Cinemax programming back to the larger screens where they belong.

This update enables HDMI-out on hardware supporting the feature. That means that if you’re at a friend’s house and want to get him caught up on Game of Thrones before season three kicks off, all you need is to hook up your HDMI adapter, plug your phone into his TV, and you’ve got HBO on a screen large enough to be enjoyed by several people at once.

HBO and Cinemax could have just kept on restricting their content to your mobile devices for as long as they wanted, with little subscribers could do to change that, so this really is a particularly nice treat.

Source: Google Play
Via: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!