Most of the time when an app is updated, it's pretty clear what the update brings. New features? Enhancements and tweaks? Bug fixes? Whatever the case may be - it's right there in the changelog. However, there are those circumstances when that's just not the case. The recent update to HBO GO and MAX GO are a perfect example of this - especially the latter.

Update: Looks like the MAX GO devs pulled the ol' switch-a-roo on us: they updated the changelog and removed the "support for 10-inch HD Tablets" entry. Guess that explains a lot.

Why's that, you ask? Because both apps have the same changelog, which indicates "support for Jellybean 4.2" and "10-inch HD Tablets." Great. Except... not a single 10" tablet or Android 4.2 device that I've used is compatible with MAX GO, while everything under the sun is compatible with HBO GO (save for the OG, God rest its soul):

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Left: MAX GO; Right: HBO GO

So, basically, there was an update that did something. Maybe you can catch some HD content from HBO now. Maybe not. But you probably won't be getting anything HD from MAX. Hopefully there will be an update that fixes this update.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Bakaouji

    Woah. Nice list of devices there.

    • Peterson Silva

      I think he posted this piece of news just so he could brag =P

  • popcicle

    Im still waiting for my internet provider to be added(sent emails and called them back when hbo go first launched). They said within the coming months... but that was back at launch and still none.

  • arod175

    hbo go needs to support hdmi out.

    • Falconator

      I completely agree with this!!! Ridiculous that you can't connect the tablet to your TV to watch these titles.

    • MeCampbell30

      I'm guessing that HBO doesn't want any competition with a cable subscription and they don't want you taking the phone to a friends house to watch what you would otherwise need a subscription for.

  • companyemails

    The sad part it's that HBO and Cinemax are the same company and their apps are identical, yet the Cinemax app has only ever worked on phones.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yep. It really makes no sense.

  • Inous

    Works on my LG G slate

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

    Ha, they just updated the MAX GO app and took out the bit about HD tablets.

  • http://twitter.com/DanTraicoff Dan Traicoff

    Too bad they don't have anything for Google TV yet...

  • user311

    You NEED to have a contest to give away all that hardware which you must be burdened with. The only fair way of choosing who it should go to is to give it to whomever is above the poster below.

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

      Just because it was once connected to his account doesn't means he still has them. Cameron reviews a crapton of stuff.

  • Evan

    Any idea on why they added NFC permissions to the app?

  • tina

    Still not able to use Max go for my tablet