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Back in April of this year, we, consumers hungry for anything that legally streams full movies and TV shows, welcomed Android's first high-caliber streaming app done right - HBO GO. With the ability to watch the goodies on the go utilizing an existing HBO subscription, the HBO GO app suddenly made train rides and treadmills a whole lot more fun. Netflix and Hulu followed, but HBO GO still occupies a special place in our hearts as the pioneer encouraging others to push the limits and not be afraid of unleashing more content on mobile.

MAX GO

Seeing the success HBO GO enjoyed after its Android launch, the company started work on its other premium brand called Cinemax, or just Max. The fruit of their labor, MAX GO for Android, has just graced the Market with its presence. Just like with the HBO GO app, existing Cinemax subscribers can log in using their cable or satellite provider's credentials and jump right into the world of over 400 movies and TV series.

Currently supported are:

  • Charter
  • Cox
  • DIRECTV
  • DISH Network
  • RCN
  • Suddenlink
  • Verizon FIOS

Limitations

Notably, even though AT&T U-verse TV is present in the list, it is actually not supported. Another downer is the absence of Comcast/Xfinity which was present in the HBO GO app, thus preventing me from giving MAX GO a whirl. Both of these omissions have already resulted in a handful of 1-star reviews, so I'm hoping HBO addresses the problem as soon as possible (for their own sake).

Just like the HBO GO app, MAX GO is available on devices running Android 2.1 through 2.3.3 (curiously, 2.3.4 and 2.3.5 are not supported), which means Honeycomb tablet support is nowhere to be found. Bummer.

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Artem Russakovskii
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  • Jim

    I believe all max go content is available for comcast subscribers through xfinitytv.com and the xfinitytv app.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The Xfinity TV app on Android doesn't let you watch anything - just use the guide and the DVR. Not sure about Xfinitytv.com.

  • Jim

    Ah you're right sorry... You can watch cinemax on their site though if you have it on your tv. I've watched cinemax stuff on there before

  • Uncle Rico

    Just downloaded to my Captivate... runs fine lasts a longtime! I have U-Verse.. no issues what so ever.. been running HBOGo for awhile, once they added U-Verse to the supported providers, I've been streaming movies.. and of course, the complete series of The Soprano's!! :)
    MaxGo IS a GO BABY!!!

  • deflateamouse

    someone should share the apk so we can try it on 2.3.5

  • jason

    it will be a great day when hbo and espn will allow you to directly subscribe instead of going through an existing cable or satellite subscription.

  • mark

    any word on 2.3.4 support anytime soon?

  • Terrie

    I can't get HBO or MAX because im a Time Warner Cable subscriber. When will they have it availible?