HBO Go will soon be available on smart TV and other devices from Android TV- this is indicated by the presence of applications in the Google Play store. In such circumstances, the premiere of the HBO Go application should be a matter of the coming weeks.
Two decisions made HBO Go are to be taken into consideration. The first of these was, of course, the release of HBO Go from subscription offers from the operators – thanks to the possibility of subscribing to the service without intermediaries and a long-term contract, HBO Go became as easily accessible as other services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Showmax.
The second decision is, of course, a price reduction, which, considering the constantly expanding catalog of series and films is a great offer. Unfortunately, not in every respect, HBO caught up with the competition.
A lot has been written about the quality of materials in HBO Go. Users were expecting that after refreshing the interface and changing the infrastructure to the one that is valid in other countries in our region, the service would offer us (much) higher resolution, which will allow you to fully appreciate such productions as “Game of Thrones” or “Westworld”.
However, this did not happen, and even on a computer screen (24-inch monitor), this does not look like the best in most cases, which is why on larger TV sets the screening may not be the pleasure it should be.
The other thing is also the HBO Go applications, which finally came to Apple TV, but until now, a wide arc avoided the Android TV platform, which, thanks to TVs from producers such as Sony and Philips and Nvidia Shield TV devices, has become one of the most popular among users.
HBO Go on Android TV
HBO Go on Android TV may appear later this year, because the Google Play store already has this item with the last update of December 3, 2018. At this moment it is not possible to install it on any equipment (the message, “The application is incompatible with all your devices”), but the description of the application is in Polish, and the author is the same user of the store who is behind the mobile application HBO Go.
It is very possible that the premiere of the HBO Go application on Android TV will take place this year, and thanks to the list of supported devices will expand with many devices.
Many users have high expectations regarding the new service. HBO Go is now available for download on TV sets and other devices with Android TV. My account has still been tested and used by devices such as Sony Bravia TVs with Android TV and Xiaomi Mi Box 4K, and currently, I use Nvidia Shield TV – all of them are possible to install applications from the store.
Logging in to the HBO Go Account is done in the same way as for other TV platforms – you will need a browser version of the service because we visit a special address www.hbogo.com/activate and enter the blank field displayed on the TV screen consisting of numbers and letters. With that, you will be able to enjoy the HBO Go offer.
The application interface, the layout of elements and navigation coincide with what the version offers, e.g., for Apple TV. Even the search engine has been the same, so instead of a system search with a voice option, we have to wade through a set of letters arranged alphabetically in a horizontal layout.
Overall, the working of HBO Go on Android TV is going to be a pleasurable experience.