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Three of the biggest TV-streaming apps in the Play Store - Hulu Plus, MAX GO, and HBO GO - were all updated within the past couple of days with eerily similar changelogs that include one key feature: support for closed captions. Past that, both HBO GO and MAX GO received "performance enhancements and bug fixes." Hulu, on the other hand also got support for "social sharing of videos and shows."

While these updates may be small in terms of size, they potentially bring one of the most important features to some users. Hit the widgets below to grab them.

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  • http://twitter.com/nickbrouhard Nick Brouhard

    All of them adding features, but still no HDMI support out for any of them...

  • dmanlee

    Although it's nice, I'm not sure u need closed captioning for Skinemax.

  • user311

    Was hoping for tablet support for maxgo. Need to be able to watch Strike Back on the go.

  • jordanjay29

    Score for accessibility! Now Deaf fans of Game of Thrones can watch it on demand WITHOUT pirating it.

  • http://www.lazyrivr.com/ Andy Bell

    You should see this show up in a bunch of other apps that don't have captioning really soon: the FCC is requiring that video content that aired on TV have captioning when delivered over the internet. The deadline is the end of the month.
    See http://gigaom.com/video/closed-captions-fcc-ruling/

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

      That makes sense, thanks for pointing it out.

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