Would like to see better experience when I'm binge watching shows. The next episode doesn't come on automatically while Chromecasting and I have to open the app and scroll through shows to get to GOT. Then pick the season, then scroll to my episode, then hit play. It would be nice if there was an easier way to get to the next episode. Also I would like to be able to put a series in the watchlist instead of just one episode. Seems to take longer to buffer when streaming thru 4g. Netflix and Comcast apps don't have as many freezes on same network.
I have chromecast and several other apps work just fine with it. HBO go does not. Just within the past 3 hours ive had to restart the app and/or device several timea. Took all that time to get through an hour long episode. This happens every time I use the app. This is the first comment and review period I've left for an app. I usually don't complain about this stuff in general beause i I'm still very blessed to have it. But this app made watching through chromecast impossible.
Quality is great on my Chromecast, but feel the app and UI itself is a big step below Netflix and other apps. No ability to just sit back and watch episode after episode, I have to go and find the show I was watching and manually hit the next show, not end of the world but Netflix has this down. Also adding a show to your watchlist is just that episode not the show itself which is also a pain. If HBO can add those couple of features then I would score it 5 stars.
It's ok, I would like an option to use the pin to watch mature content. For example: I keep the parental controls on to block anything higher then pg-13, in case my kids open the app, but when I want to watch GOT- instead of just putting in a Pin # I have to go through settings and turn off Parental controls completely. Then turn them on again after. This should change to simply asking for a Pin to watch locked content. 5 stars if they fix!
The user interface for the HBO GO app is atrocious. The menu is accessible only by tapping a very tiny area of the screen. One will often end up accidentally playing whatever show is listed below the menu button. When scrolling, it is too easy to click a show, which immediately starts playing. I am not sure this app is made for human consumption.
Casting to my Nvidia Shield is choppy and it frequently shuts down. Annoyingly, I can't run the app directly on the Shield because it's not approved to work with Comcast! It's ridiculous and stupid. I've used HBO Now on the Shield before and it ran fairly well. It's absurd that the experience with HBO is so inconsistent.
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